There are some online resources for DIY computer science degrees. This thread is an attempt to compile a list of good resources on that topic. This is a wiki-post, so anyone with a high enough trust level will be able to edit it and create a list of links here.
I’d also add Vaidehi Joshi’s series of articles on Medium where she explores basic CS subjects. I’ve found it to be supremely bite-sized, digestible, and other gastrointestinally palatable metaphors.
Here are a few learning resources that I have on my to-do list:
Statistics and Machine Learning
I have a longer list, but that’s my shorter-term list for CS and machine learning topics.
More interesting resources:
And another list I stumbled across:
I’m currently doing TeachYourSelfCS, along (cross-checking) with
CMU’s Funct/Modern CS curriculum.
I’m not sure if this was mentioned yet:
I just added the OSSU study plan to the list.
I added this to the list:
I added this one to the list.
by Googley as Heck Why I studied full-time for 8 months for a Google interviewMy well-worn whiteboard, adorned with Dijkstra’s single-source shortest-paths algorithm.It’s true. I’ve spent thousands of hours reading books, writing code, and watching...
He has an interesting story. And I think I will keep an eye out for an inexpensive copy of one of the books he suggests:
Data Structures and Algorithms in Python
If you haven’t tried it yet, check out
camelcamelcamel.com and set the price alert to something really low. A $30 alert might work.
Amazon is currently showing an absurd “list price” of $999.99.
Done! Also set an alert for a stats book whose price has varied between $31 and $140!
Someone posted tips over here:
Same title, College of William and Mary and published years earlier, also Wiley as publisher… different authors. One would have to wonder if the other is a rip-off of the first.
Tables of contents look quite different though. Seems more likely just a repeat of the (rather generic sounding) title. Maybe another good source though.
Another list of a few books:
I didn’t look closely, but this might interest people.
“WGU was not designed for traditional students, it was 100% designed for working professionals, where WGU will only admit you with a reasonable amount of experience in your field.”
I saw this and thought it might fit in here, even though it isn’t free: