Learning to code: my journey into Tech

Learning to code: my journey into Tech

Talk at Django Girls Amsterdam 25 juni 2016

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Lieke22

June 25, 2016
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  1. LEARNING TO CODE: My Journey in Tech Django Girls Amsterdam

    25 juni 2016 @Lieke2208
  2. About me: My Tech Journey • Started programming in 2012

    • Involved in Women in Tech Communities: PyLadies, RailsGirls etc. • CodePancake • Unconscious Bias in Tech • Work in Tech: Kabisa, VHTO, GitHub
  3. Learning to Code • In short: • Codecademy • Coursera

    • Books, books, books • Do it yourself • Join the community
  4. 5 tips 1. Think about your goal “You’re not learning

    to code for the sake of learning to code alone, you’re learning it to solve problems in the world” * More on this topic here
  5. 5 tips 1. Think about your goal 2. Don’t let

    anything discourage you “Don’t give up! Sometimes, especially at the very beginning, it will be hard and you will be overwhelmed with amount of things you suddenly need to learn. That feeling will pass and all you need to remember is that you can do it..”
  6. 5 tips 1. Think about your goal 2. Don’t let

    anything discourage you 3. Learn by doing: make mistakes, break things & fix them again “You learn best by doing, and its fine to break things, you probably aren’t going to break the internet, so don’t worry about it.” Don’t break your computer though…
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  8. 5 tips 1. Think about your goal 2. Don’t let

    anything discourage you 3. Learn by doing 4. Be curious: ask questions “Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you can, there are no stupid questions”
  9. 5 tips 1. Think about your goal 2. Don’t let

    anything discourage you 3. Learn by doing 4. Be curious: ask questions 5. Become a part of the community: TEACH “Coding is also about working with people”
  10. “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try” @lieke2208 Lieke22

    www.codepancake.com ENJOY CODING!