How Anyone Can Learn to Code in 3 Simple Steps
I talked to a developer last week who has been teaching kids to code in an after school program.
His teaching secret?
Teach using this format: Motivate > Set a Goal > Work through the problem together.
Keep It Simple & Move Fast
I think it's a helpful starting place when the big, scary idea of "CODING" seems intimidating.
Start by understanding what you want to change in the world and why. (Motivation!)
Set a concrete goal of a small feature / slice of an application that would solve a problem — even if it's small and silly. (That's a goal!)
Then chip off a small piece of your day to work toward your achievable goal as quickly as possible. Rinse & repeat.
It's not a bulletproof way to learn code. (I mean... Is there a "right" way to learn?) But, I think it's a useful framework for biting off a quick win when someone's just dipping their toes in the water.