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Get a peer

Get a peer

Learning to code is more a question of finding the right people than of reading the right books/blogs, etc... This is some "motivational" material for the young & would be developers.

Slides for a talk given at Paris.rb (2014-04-01).

Martin Van Aken

April 01, 2014

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  1. Get a Peer

  2. About.me • Co-founder at 8th color • http://pullreview.com • @martinvanaken

    • blog.8thcolor.com (Ruby, Code Reviews) Learning, reading, laughing (at your code)
  3. My experience

  4. I graduated in economy

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  8. I started as a junior inside a programming team, and

    learned the craft with them
  9. I met young, smart developers recently

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  11. No one ever told them better No one ever shown

    them better
  12. I'm currently coaching teams in Agile

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  14. I worked with people practicing Agile

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  17. We learned it by working together

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  20. They learned by working with our team

  21. Why

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  27. Who

  28. Someone that can read & write some Ruby

  29. Someone who wants to work with you

  30. Level is not important, willingness is

  31. In learning, questions are as valuable as answers

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  33. Action

  34. Find an internship

  35. Find a job

  36. Start a project with a friend

  37. The only required step is to start

  38. Thanks!