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The Importance of Beginners - Natalie Pistunovich, Fraugster

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January 30, 2019

The Importance of Beginners - Natalie Pistunovich, Fraugster

The Importance of Beginners - Natalie Pistunovich, Fraugster

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January 30, 2019
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  1. The Importance of Beginners Natalie Pistunovich @NataliePis

  2. Good morning

  3. None
  4. 2015

  5. None
  6. Ask stupid Questions

  7. Ask Stupid Questions

  8. everybody please stand up

  9. None
  10. Look around

  11. Go is changing

  12. There are approx. 1.5 Million active go users

  13. The Go community doubled 
 in the Past year

  14. New Go users in 2018 TOTAL Go users FROM the

    last 9 years
  15. With growth comes change

  16. With growth comes change

  17. With growth comes change

  18. http://www.theagileelephant.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Moores-Chasm.jpg

  19. None
  20. Being New

  21. How do we think about Beginners?

  22. Require training

  23. Require mentoring

  24. Learning curve

  25. Being New is Hard

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  27. Think about Go

  28. new vocabulary

  29. Different Communication Culture

  30. Feeling Unknown

  31. Feeling Unqualified

  32. Being New And Different is Harder

  33. It’s hard to be from abroad

  34. It’s hard to be from outside the US

  35. It’s hard to be from abroad

  36. It’s hard to be from abroad

  37. It’s hard to be from abroad

  38. It’s hard to be from A Startup

  39. It’s hard to be A Hobbyist

  40. It’s hard to be Non CS Educated

  41. It’s hard to be A Minority

  42. The importance of New

  43. why are beginners important?

  44. Perspective

  45. New users think outside the box, because they don't know

    the box yet
  46. Suggestions for improvement

  47. Fresh points of view

  48. New Critique to the Go APIs

  49. Participation

  50. 2015

  51. 2015

  52. 2016

  53. 2017

  54. 2018

  55. 2018

  56. 2019

  57. 2019

  58. New wave of tools

  59. Excitement

  60. None
  61. Takeaway

  62. Only 0.1% of the Gophers are here Today

  63. We at gophercon are the 0.1 %

  64. With privilege comes responsibility

  65. encourage Asking Stupid Questions

  66. “Just use the standard library”

  67. Mix Go with other languages and technologies

  68. Go global 
 and go offline

  69. None
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  76. when you go home

  77. • Improve online documentation • Encourage asking stupid questions •

    Mix Go with other languages and technologies • Engage in more general tech events • Share your slides with the community • Help out at your local meetups • If you travel, offer a talk at the local meetup • Attend smaller conferences • Be future compatible and open for changes
  78. • Improve online documentation • Encourage asking stupid questions •

    Mix Go with other languages and technologies • Engage in more general tech events • Share your slides with the community • Help out at your local meetups • If you travel, offer a talk at the local meetup • Attend smaller conferences • Be future compatible and open for changes
  79. tomorrow!

  80. Thanks! Natalie Pistunovich @NataliePis