I entered University of the People.

As a professional developer, you'll be able to do more than just play around with code. You can make use of your problem-solving skills and develop amazing solutions to real-life problems using complex algorithms, in industries ranging from IT, mobile, cybersecurity, games development, healthcare, and even data science. By holding a computer science degree, you enter the workforce as someone who not only speaks the language but can actually write it.

cf. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science | University of the People

I have worked as a developer for about nine years, and now I can do most of works that deal with problems of an existing system. I can read the complex code and update the relatively big system. But I have been feeling like something's lacking in me and not been able to verbalize it until recently.

Meanwhile, when I was looking at the computer science course page of an online university, I found the sentence written at the beginning of this post. And there was an impactful expression in it.

play around with code.

I felt that the works I had done so far could be expressed just like this and I wanted to be able to do "make use of your problem-solving skills and develop amazing solutions to real-life problems using complex algorithms". There are various problems around us. I decided to enter this online university so that I could solve them using my problem-solving skills and technical skills.

I think that this online university is very unique. There are two unique points. The first is that the students evaluate each other, and the content of evaluation actually affect the grades of each student. Each student works on a given task and assess the output of the task by other students. I think that they can understand the evaluation axis (important point) of the task and deepen their own ideas by standing in the position of evaluation. The second unique point is the university's mission of providing education opportunities to people all over the world. We can take all courses from anywhere connected to the internet and the entire cost (from admission to graduation) is cheaper than other universities. If condition permits, we can take all courses free of charge.

First of all, I'm going to start with an associate's degree program. It's entirely up to me whether or not I make progress. I will do my best.