I’m a programmer with little formal CS education, which has held me back career-wise, and where I think a lot of the fun is at.

I’m taking a sabbatical from work so I can teach myself CS fundamentals and explore other related interests.

If I want to ask questions or engage in discussions about educational resources for people like me or personal experiences of same, where on Stack Exchange should I go?

Are the Computer Science main and meta sites the best places? Or are there better ones to consider?

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    $\begingroup$ SE is good for asking questions while learning, not so much for learning itself or discussions. I think enrolling in a university program may be the best option, if you can reach (and afford) a university. There are other options on platforms like Coursera. Self-study from books and other material is obviously possible. The details depend on what you want to learn, specifically. $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    Commented Oct 29, 2017 at 18:41
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    $\begingroup$ drop by Computer Science Chat its designed for discussions the more the merrier :) $\endgroup$
    – vzn
    Commented Nov 2, 2017 at 2:34
  • $\begingroup$ @vzn This is the answer that I’m looking for! Please put your comment in answer form so I can mark it as such. $\endgroup$
    – EJ Mak
    Commented Nov 6, 2017 at 7:07
  • $\begingroup$ This really depends on what you're really looking for, there's a lot of learning materials on the tag references-request. So as long as the question is not too broad I think this tag applies. $\endgroup$
    – Aristu
    Commented Dec 2, 2017 at 18:12


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