Learning A New Language While Learning A New Language - AppDevCon, Amsterdam, March 2018

Learning A New Language While Learning A New Language - AppDevCon, Amsterdam, March 2018

[UPDATE: I've tried reuploading this four times and it's still not getting past processing the first slide. Working with SpeakerDeck to try to figure out what the hell is going on but until then, please enjoy this older version: https://speakerdeck.com/designatednerd/learning-a-new-language-while-learning-a-new-language-gdg-devfest-nl-november-2017]

An updated version of my talk about learning Kotlin and Dutch at the same time.

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It turns out there are a lot of things that are similar about learning a human language similar to one you already know and a computer language similar to one you already know. Some things being super-similar provides a huge leg up, but there are plenty of false friends in both types of language, and there are plenty of differences which make you wonder why you ever thought these things were similar in the first place. This is a tale of the triumphs and perils (and eerie similarities) of learning Dutch as a native English speaker and Kotlin as a developer with a good grip on Swift.

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Ellen Shapiro

March 16, 2018
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