I’ve been doing a good deal of informal teaching and mentoring the past few months, and exploring ways to teach programming to someone with no experience.
I can talk a little bit about what I’ve tried, lessons learned, and my assessment of existing solutions for learning to code. And try to make the case for why all developers should mentor someone, and the unexpected benefits of doing so. I also can touch briefly on a new app-making platform we’ve been playing around with called Fuse. It lets you build pretty sophisticated UI using just an HTML-like markup language. It’s been really great for teaching the basic concepts of app development.