Hei fellow parsels! 👋🐍
As someone who learned programming primarily through online resources, I’ve got a good understanding of how important high quality learning material really is!
I have a background as a teacher-kid, teacher-in-spe, coding mentor, code reviewer, curriculum developer, and Python bootcamp instructor. Quality education and figuring out how to have fun while effectively learning unfamiliar topics has held a prime position in my mind for many years.
Real Python has been doing a great job in providing just that, and I’m glad to be contributing to making it an even better online resource. :)
In my day job I’m creating online courses and teaching on-site bootcamps all over the world with CodingNomads. Which means I’m traveling, teaching, learning, and getting to know new places, new people, and new surprising aspects of Python on a daily basis. How cool is that?! 😃
The universal tool
When you learn to program, you’re learning to productively use the universal tool that a computer is.
Programming really is the literacy of our 21st century. And you don’t need to become a full-time software developer at Google to apply programming skill productively.
Everything you’re interested in can benefit from knowing how to instruct your universal tool programmatically, and Python is a great language to get started and keep going.
You can see that I’m really into this programming and education thing. ;)
I’m happy to help with thoughts and resources as well as encouragement.
If you’re stuck, remember that everyone gets stuck and if you feel you don’t know much, keep in mind that most of us feel that way. Take a walk and keep up the good spirits! 🏔
It’s easier to stick with something for the long term when you’re finding enjoyment in what you do. Remember that learning anything new is more of a marathon than a sprint! 🎽