Square CEO Jack Dorsey: Most Of The Best Programmers Are Self-Taught

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Square CEO Jack Dorsey told venture capitalist Fred Wilson tonight at the NYU Entrepreneurs Festival that he believes the best programmers are self-taught.

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In the keynote interview, Dorsey said that also relates to why he ended up dropping out of college.

"The reason I dropped out is because I was learning more with a higher velocity outside of school than I was in school," Dorsey said.

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In response to Wilson's question regarding teaching kids how to code, Dorsey said that it's very important that schools teach students computer science.

"It definitely teaches you to think in a different way," Dorsey said. "A lot of people think about programming and engineering as this really mechanical thing. But it's an art form, as well. It’s another language."

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