Damian Conway on Teaching, Programming Languages, Open Source and Our Future
May 20, 2014
Damian Conway talks about some of the secrets of his famous presentations and the joy of teaching. He explains why Perl does not get so much attention as other programming languages in this age of programming languages renaissance. Damian finishes speculating on how technology will shape our future as human beings.
Author Q&A on Programming for Kids
Mar 07, 2014
The book Programming for Kids contains many examples that kids in the age from 9-14 can use to learn the basics of programming, using the programming language Ruby. It also shows them how they can use the command line on a Mac computer. Parents can sit beside their kids and follow along. InfoQ did an interview with the author Peter Armstrong about how kids learn computer programming.
The Science of Learning: Best Approaches for Your Brain
Jul 12, 2010
Why don't people understand your idea in a meeting? Why does the developer you're mentoring still not get it? Why do attendees in your course only learn 10% of the material? We are all teachers in some way, yet only professional educators receive training in this area. This article discusses lessons from neuroscience and how they can be applied to Agile Software Development and beyond.
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