257 RR Learning and Training with Neil Brown
01:29 - Neil Brown Introduction
02:32 - Where do new people get stuck?
07:21 - Targeting Particular Age Groups
13:46 - Becoming Professional Programmers
15:33 - Apprenticing
17:20 - Teaching Theory and Algorithms vs Practical Aspects
20:42 - Value and Negotiating Raises
24:06 - Preparing Students for Business Challenges
25:39 - What is the first thing students should learn?
28:46 - Using Games
30:45 - Using Music
31:48 - Hypotheses Testing
34:08 - Tools
38:23 - "Frame-Based Editing"
40:21 - Beyond Beginners
41:15 - “My Holy Grail has been to radically simplify professional programming. I now realize that simplification is not fundamentally a technical problem but rather a cultural one. Our nerd culture embraces inhuman levels of complexity. Mastering mind-boggling complexity is our mutant superpower. It is our tribal marker. Complexity is the air we breath, and so it is invisible to us. Simplification will only come from outside this culture. To disrupt programming I first have to reinvent it for a fresh audience of non-programmers.”
44:26 - Technical Matters vs Elitism
- Andreas Stefik
47:57 - Making Programming Easier to Learn
51:20 - Team Structures in Academia vs Industry
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