Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

As long as they were otherwise able to contribute to the team, which is what should have been found out in the interview. That's what the boot camps are selling. The gaps in CS knowledge were what the article is saying was one of, if not the, deciding factor in choosing a CS grad over a boot camp grad.

Which is a different role. And if it were treated and paid as a different role, and there was an acknowledgement that a coding boot camp graduate without deep CS knowledge could develop into a real software engineer some day but they weren’t one yet, then I would agree with you. But if the role and salary is that of a full-fledged software engineer, understanding CS is a basic qualification.

Applications are open for YC Winter 2020

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact