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I had some limited programming exposure as a teen (and at Yale), but really I owe most of my programming knowledge to Emmett. Throughout the entire period of time we were working on Kiko, and then the first couple years of Justin.tv, he mentored me on programming concepts, debugged my crappy code, etc.

It really isn't that hard to pick up enough programming to build a simple CRUD app if you are dedicated enough. One great resource (although time-intensive) is Dev Bootcamp, a program based in SF that will teach you how to program in 10 weeks. I can't speak highly enough about Dev Bootcamp -- my youngest brother went through the last class with barely any programming knowledge coming in and at the end of it landed a full time programming job at a consultancy.

Alternatively, the classic method always works: just start trying to build something and google until you figure out how to do it.




Alternatively, the classic method always works: just start trying to build something and google until you figure out how to do it.

Exactly how I learned as a 10-13 year old: I wasn't writing very much code from scratch, but rather gluing together large swaths of copy/pasted example code from the internet. It was messy and nasty, but by bending other peoples' code to do what I needed I slowly came to understand it.


well, i didn't know they call it classic method, i have been using this method for years. Thanks.




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