I've spent most of my adult life teaching myself computer technologies and programming languages. I learn about new technologies as needed when I'm assigned to new projects. I never went to college, but spent 8 years in the Army. A wise man once told me (Thanks Charlie) that college teaches you how to learn, but so does military service. I've never needed a college professor to show me how to read a book, and the internet is an endless research resource.
If there were an 11 I would grant that as the rating. The project was completed beyond scope. There was never any doubt as to status or progress. All aspects of the scope (as well as some that could have been questioned) were handled professionally. Delivery was on time.
Really good coder, knows his stuff, and if he doesn't, he will learn it p.d.q. Also he was pretty forgiving where my objectives weren't as clear as they could have been, and the end product is better than I expected. Check out his work at infoburp.com.