December 21, 2009
Way back in November, Eric Spiegel write an entry discussing Blue and/or White Collar Developers. The primary difference in that column seemed to be whether the developer had gone to a standard four year institute (white collar) or a two year technical institute (blue collar). It sounds as though some of the reactions of the white collar developers wee rather...snooty, toward the "blue collar" developer.
I'm curious how that translates into system administration. I know a lot of system administrators who haven't been college trained. In fact, I don't know of a lot of universities that have courses specifically directed at system administrators, although they are out there.
Those of you who have university degrees...do you look down on sysadmins who don't have degrees? And while we're there, how do you look at admins who supplement (or replace?) a degree with certifications? Does where you got your degree impact your opinion of the admin?