Learning A New Language While Learning A New Language - GDG DevFest NL, November 2017

Learning A New Language While Learning A New Language - GDG DevFest NL, NovemberĀ 2017

My talk from the GDG DevFest Netherlands about learning Dutch and Kotlin 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

November 18, 2017
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