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Sink or Swim - 5 life jackets to throw to the new coder by Lynn Root

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March 16, 2013

Sink or Swim - 5 life jackets to throw to the new coder by Lynn Root

So, you went through learn Python the Hard Way, now what? Visit newcoder.io for 5 tutorials to teach you how to "swim" after LPTHW.


PyCon 2013

March 16, 2013


  1. 5 life jackets to throw to the new coder or

    Swım Sink
  2. Red Hat @roguelynn roguelynn.com econchick LYNN ROOT lifeguard on duty:

  3. why am I here?

  4. how we learn how we should learn what to learn

  5. 15 minutes of fame

  6. “stop writing classes” “write more classes!”

  7. learning how to code in our industrial revolution

  8. n00b vs l33t

  9. “it takes about 10 years to turn a novice into

    an expert programmer”
  10. From Learn Python the Hard Way to... what?

  11. concepts for granted vs concepts for context

  12. We’re less likely to develop an advanced understanding of what

    we are trying to master,
  13. than if we were searching for an underlying meaning, trying

    to integrate the newly-learned concepts into what we already know.
  14. episodic vs cumulative

  15. project-based learning

  16. learn through frustration (›°□°)›ớ ᵲᴸᵲ

  17. passing on the frustration

  18. “Knowledge is actively constructed by the student, not passively absorbed

    from textbooks and lectures.”
  19. defined goals

  20. if you’re curious

  21. in action & where to go from here

  22. 5 tutorials

  23. dataviz

  24. APIs

  25. Web Scraper

  26. IRC bot

  27. Sudoku GUI

  28. None
  29. newcoder.io

  30. swim safely @roguelynn