Hello there. Been eons since I posted here. Anyway, about 5 years ago I relatively naively made a video trying to introduce people to programming. No specific programming languages, just the fundamentals (which I believe are not taught nearly enough).
What I did not expect was how well the video performed.
Okay, more than one problem, that just sounded way cooler as a subtitle in my head.
The audio was terrible. I was using my internal laptop mic and the fan straight up sounded like there was a choking lawnmower next to me as I talked.
The delivery was bland and boring.
I bought a blue yeti mic and have learnt quite a bit since making that last video. It would be a pleasure to share from experience and help others get into the industry relatively painlessly.
As such, I am making a new beginner programming fundamentals tutorial series. I have a rough course outline, which I'll share as a comment to this post.
Thing is, I would like to make this series with the support & opinions of other devs out there. You were once a beginner, so you know how it feels to be completely lost while watching that introduction to video after watching the social network or pirates of
Do you guys think the fundamentals and basics are taught well enough?
Other than Simon Allardice's pluralsight course, what other high quality beginner friendly content do you guys know about? How exactly did you get started with coding?
What kind of hurdles did you have when learning?
How did you overcome the hurdles you encountered when you were learning?
Any pointers on what you would expect from such a series? What do you wish you were told when you started?
I believe together we can make the world a better place through code and dev is one step closer to that goal. Looking forward to hearing what you guys think.