I am a software developer hailing from the US. I have been coding since 2010, and I earned my associates degree in SDEV in 2016. This was purely for the piece of paper, as I have always taken pride in the fact that I am self taught from a time before Udemy or freecodecamp.com. Youtube and google were my professors.
I currently handle the IT and app/web/database/infrastructure (I wear alot of hats XD) for a small payroll/accounting company in my hometown. I also have a few Android apps deployed which provides a decent supplemental income.
Outside of work, I mainly focus on learning (in any subject). This has always been my real passion. I believe this is what lets me stand out as a developer. For some of us, learning and staying relevant is an obligation. For me it is the best part.