How can I let prospective employers know I'm a great developer?
I'm in kind of a strange predicament. There have been family ramifications that I've had to leave school for, and as it stands I'm not sure when I'll be able to go back for financial reasons. However, I did 3 years and I'm finished my core classes. I've had internships every single summer since sophomore year of high school. I taught myself how to program in the 8th grade and never stopped.
I know what I'm capable of, and I've had previous employers begging me to come back -- but only after I'm finished my degree. It's like the piece of paper is so important that my skills don't matter.
I've taken initiative on private projects, written full games and helpful little side programs for myself. I don't stop coding when I leave class or a job; I love it. When I wasn't coding I was tutoring CS classes. When I wasn't doing either of those I was recruiting friends to write code with me for business ideas (that never quite launched).
Problem is, a single page resume doesn't really speak to any of that. I don't have the degree, nor any long-term job experience. It feels weak to write, "Personal Project: Implemented X, Y, Z using A, B, C on a +- Platform -- oh, but you can't see it any where because I never wanted to put it online".
TL;DR: I love programming and I do it as much as possible. How can I prove, on a resume, that I don't suck? How do I get past HR and into the coding interview?