How to Win Collaborators and Influence Community: Encouraging (& Not Discouraging) Novice Coders

A session at Open Source Bridge 2012

Thursday 28th June, 2012

1:30pm to 2:15pm (PST)

It’s 2012. Even the mayor of New York City wants to learn how to program. But he’s got plenty of resources. What about everyone else?

Let’s dream big: What if *everyone* who really wanted to learn how to code knew they had the support to make it happen?

How can we help more people learn to program, and do it in a way that is honest and helpful? How can we give people a clear runway, help them taxi down it, and take off?

Everyone can benefit from better teaching, on both sides of the equation. And when individuals win, the community as a whole wins, too.

Drawing from the sweet nectar of experience, we’ll talk about unhelpful help and other pitfalls, but focus on what you can do to shift habits and make your awesomeness contagious.

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Liene Verzemnieks

Portlander, learner of programming and beyond, bicyclist, vegan, gardener

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Time 1:30pm2:15pm PST

Date Thu 28th June 2012

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