Do Developers Still Need Formal Education To Succeed?

Check out the full article on Forbes. Here was my contribution:

The Ability To Keep Up With New Tech Matters More Than Higher Learning

On the cutting edge of technology, formal education means very little. New technology changes so fast that institutions of higher learning, even the best ones, just can’t keep up. By the time they develop a course, a newer technology has taken its place. What matters is the ability to retrain yourself frequently based on the needs of the current project.