@xn17 Pretty much at any point. There isn't direct correlation between learning computer science and getting a job in the industry. It's like any other line of business. You don't need a business degree to start your own company. You sure don't need CS degree or even CS book knowledge to start reading and fixing up docs or contribute to opensource programs, or to write complex computer programs.
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