I am a 28 years old/from the US/without a degree (if that information somehow helps). Which do you think is better long term, and provides the most options/better mobility. Free Code Camp or an accessible degree at University of the People? I have a feeling that FCC is best for developing applicable skills and building a portfolio, but after dropping out of a CompSci program, doing contract IT work and now teaching English here in China, I still feel the calling of that piece of paper. It was actually because I lacked a degree that I was never eligible for full time positions at places at all of the major corporations I worked at and was stuck in contractor limbo.
What do you think? I really want to find a path and commit, but I’d like to know I am making the right choice. Thanks!