MJS 133: Jonathan Lee Martin

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My JavaScript Story this week welcomes Jonathan Lee Martin. Jonathan is an educator, speaker, and author. He has been a developer since high school and he started out by teaching at Big Nerd Ranch and currently has his own teaching brand. He teaches career switchers and senior developers and also has written a book "Functional Design Patterns for Express.js". Teaching career switchers has led him to adopt a pedagogy approach to teaching where he focuses on getting people to absorb relevant information faster. Some of the lessons he has learned when working with career switchers is the role of failure in the classroom. He noticed when something did not work in their code career switchers tended to want to start out again instead of debugging what was wrong with the code. Jonathan had to show that most of developing is turning failure into success and getting code that doesn't work bu debugging and asking for help.

Host: Charles Max Wood

Joined By Special Guest: Jonathan Lee Martin



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What is an approximate amount of training that would help someone switch careers to become a developer?

Jonathan Lee Martin has training bootcamps that last for 16 weeks that help those who want to switch careers to become a programmer.

What does programming consist of mainly?

Programming or coding involves tweaking or debugging a piece of code until it works or becomes optimal.

How does pair programming help with learning how to code?

Pair programming is essentially a mentorship exercise where a developer gets to code together with an expert to learn how to get past a problem.

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