Drinking from the Fire Hose

Drinking from the Fire Hose

Diving into the world of development without prior programming experience can be disorienting at best. Lack of context, lack of vocabulary, and an overabundance of fear, doubt, and frustration are just part of the barrage newcomers experience. But who they work with and the environment surrounding how they learn can be huge factors that contribute to success. What are the best ways to facilitate learning, talk about abstract technical concepts, and absorb the bombardment of new information? We’ll explore practical methods that create an environment for success no matter the equation. Whether you’re without experience, growing your skill set, mentoring, or simply communicating with others about code, you’ll learn to see with the clarity of a newcomer’s eyes and the keen ones of an expert.

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Glynnis Ritchie

February 21, 2014
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  1. @glynnisritchie DRINKING FIRE HOSE FROM THE

  2. @glynnisritchie sə nε pɑ a se da vwaʀ lε spʀi

    bɔ̃, mε lə pʀε̃ si pal ε də la pli ke bjε̃
  3. @glynnisritchie نوكي نأ يفكي ال هنإف نكلو ،قحلا حور وه

    يسيئرلا ءيشلا ديج لكشب قبطت نأ
  4. @glynnisritchie sə nε pɑ a se da vwaʀ lε spʀi

    bɔ̃, mε lə pʀε̃ si pal ε də la pli ke bjε̃
  5. @glynnisritchie sə nε pɑ a se da vwaʀ lε spʀi

    bɔ̃, mε lə pʀε̃ si pal ε də la pli ke bjε̃
  6. @glynnisritchie sə nε pɑ a se da vwaʀ lε spʀi

    bɔ̃, mε lə pʀε̃ si pal ε də l’appliquer
  7. @glynnisritchie appliquer j’applique tu appliques il applique nous appliquons vous

    appliquez ils appliquent
  8. @glynnisritchie Ce n'est pas assez d'avoir l'esprit bon, mais le

    principal est de l'appliquer bien. René DESCARTES Discours de la Méthode, 1re partie
  9. @glynnisritchie It's not enough to have a good mind; the

    most important thing is to use it well. René DESCARTES Discourse on the Method, Part I
  10. @glynnisritchie DRINKING FIRE HOSE FROM THE

  11. @glynnisritchie Glynnis Ritchie Designer/Developer at Bendyworks

  12. @glynnisritchie Glynnis Ritchie Renaissance Woman Designer/Developer at Bendyworks

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  20. @glynnisritchie @glynnisritchie @glynnisritchie @glynnisritchie Photo by John Cooper

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  25. @glynnisritchie نوكي نأ يفكي ال هنإف نكلو ،قحلا حور وه

    يسيئرلا ءيشلا ديج لكشب قبطت نأ
  26. @glynnisritchie for learners

  27. @glynnisritchie FEAR DOUBT

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  29. @glynnisritchie lack of context

  30. @glynnisritchie lack of vocabulary

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  34. @glynnisritchie Sucking at something is is the first step to

    being good at something.
  35. @glynnisritchie But what can I do?

  36. @glynnisritchie just say NOPE

  37. @glynnisritchie take breaks

  38. @glynnisritchie ⌘Q

  39. @glynnisritchie build a support network

  40. @glynnisritchie talk about your feels

  41. @glynnisritchie ! eat your veggies exercise get some sleep

  42. @glynnisritchie revisit those things where you’re the expert

  43. @glynnisritchie Step away from the keyboard!

  44. @glynnisritchie FOR MENTORS

  45. @glynnisritchie Create a supportive culture.

  46. @glynnisritchie take your time

  47. @glynnisritchie pomodoros

  48. @glynnisritchie give “file tours”

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  51. @glynnisritchie avoid pronouns

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  54. @glynnisritchie stop pointing

  55. @glynnisritchie speak english

  56. @glynnisritchie take it to the whiteboard

  57. @glynnisritchie Reflect with the person you are teaching.

  58. @glynnisritchie MENTOR LEARNER

  59. @glynnisritchie we’re hiring bendyworks.com/careers @glynnisritchie