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Hackerman
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29 Mar 2019, 7:18 pm

I started on a TI-83+ graphing calculator and graduated to desktop computers some months later. I think the best way to get started with programming is to just get your hands on a programming environment of some sort and start tinkering with it.


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tomwexler86
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02 Apr 2019, 7:53 am

I program in HTML and CSS, it's easy to learn, and there are a lot of information and lessons on these programming languages.



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14 May 2019, 2:27 pm

Has anybody seen news-stories (PBS broadcasts are very good) on how coding instruction can be one of many things to help disadvantaged communities? Such stories might help "break the ice" in our own struggles to learn and apply coding.

It can be uplifting to see people (who have difficulties in grasping TECH. related skills) struggle, and eventually have opportunities to finally shed that awful stigma of being disadvantaged!

There'e been excellent news-stories how TECH. skills have helped; both here in the states, and in developing countries. Personally, I'm drawn to examples of TECH. in developing countries; as age-old resourcefulness of people in developing parts of the world offers experiences important to the twenty-first century!



kokopelli
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14 May 2019, 2:38 pm

People who are not fairly intelligent and who don't have a strong drive to learn are inevitably pretty crappy coders. In any community, disadvantaged or not, there aren't all that many with the potential to amount to anything writing code.



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15 May 2019, 10:41 pm

Links on coding / TECH. instruction, initiatives, etc.

* www.code.org

* www.google.org (not to be confused with google.com)



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