April 16th, 2010 | Patrick Murray-John
Over the last year or so a few various people have asked me about how I got into hacking on and writing code. I’d love to get a bunch of people together at various levels of experience and interest in writing code — from never having written a single line on up — to talk about the hows and whys. Could be a workshop, could be a general discussion, could be anything. Maybe even a live-coding session (which I think would be super-fun)
I think that something around getting started writing code could be really interesting, especially in terms of teasing out ideas of what, with apologies to @digitalhumanist, a “Digital Humanist” is. Does a digital humanist need to write code? Work closely with someone who writes code? Is the coder also a digital humanist? Know enough not to panic when they see code?
That’d be an approach more toward discussion. Something more workshoppy could look at code basics, or could have a series of etudes in developing code that solves particular problems. Sort of a hacking basic training.
Thanks…can’t wait to hear about all the ideas from you all!