Coding your Future

719435d98d452de7ac367c828266cf01?s=47 Erika Heidi
November 08, 2014

Coding your Future

As presented at Django Girls Warsaw - this is a quick lightening talk with 5 important advises for people who are getting started with programming.

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Erika Heidi

November 08, 2014
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  2. whoami • (PHP) Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean • Working with

    PHP and Linux for 10+ years • Author of Vagrant Cookbook
  3. Programming • Programming is awesome! • Programmers are privileged –

    We only need a computer and Internet – So many resources to help you learning – You can make a living completely independently
  4. #1

  5. 1. Learn something new every week

  6. I am always doing that which I cannot do, in

    order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
  7. #2

  8. 1. Learn something new every week 2. Connect with other

    people
  9. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you

    want to go far, go with others. - African Proverb
  10. #3

  11. 1. Learn something new every week 2. Connect with other

    people 3. Practice is the best teacher
  12. An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of

    preaching. - Mahatma Gandhi
  13. #4

  14. 1. Learn something new every week 2. Connect with other

    people 3. Practice is the best teacher 4. Make sure you have fun!
  15. Programmers who don’t code in their spare time for fun

    will never become as good as those that do. - 20 controversial programming opinions
  16. #5

  17. 1. Learn something new every week 2. Connect with other

    people 3. Practice is the best teacher 4. Make sure you have fun! 5. Contribute to Open Source
  18. Empowerment of individuals is a key part of what makes

    open source work. - Tim O'Reilly
  19. RESOURCES

  20. Resources • Django Tutorials – http://do.co/django • 1-click install and

    deploy Django at DO – http://do.co/django-1click
  21. GOODIES!

  22. Special gifts sponsored by DigitalOcean for DjangoGirls • Free credits

    to get started with cloud hosting • Free copies of Vagrant Cookbook Email production@digitalocean.com to claim
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