Talk given at FailFest (Fishers, IN) 2016 on teaching programming and the role failure plays in programming as a career and learning to program especially.
Learning to code is learning to fail
I'm Chris Vannoy. I teach adults how to become junior
developers for The Iron Yard in Indianapolis
How well do you deal with
(90% of programming is failure)
Learn to fail by watching me fail ... over and over and over ...
Learning to fail on purpose
(red, green, refactor)
Error messages tell you where to
(failure is a road map)
Failure is fun
(easy is boring, and bored people leave)