| ||Ask HN: My son wants to make side money programming|
39 points by Vivtek on Jan 19, 2015 | hide | past | web | favorite | 56 comments |
|My son has had a little programming experience, and I used to (back when Perl was cool), but it's been a while. He's essentially a tabula rasa, but smart and sometimes motivated. He's 15, thus I think the ideal age to start.|
What language(s)/platform(s) should he learn, and where should he look for freelance work? Ideally we're thinking of online venues; we're temporarily in Budapest and there are already plenty of hungry, vastly intelligent, obsessively motivated people here, so the local market is probably not ideal, although I'm not discounting it. (There's also the fact that we won't be here forever.)
To his benefit: I can teach him whatever he needs to know. Well, we can co-learn it, but it's still better than hacking in the dark.
What do people here suggest?
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