A Question of Code

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Summary

A chat with one of the co-founders of Exercism.io about open source participation and tech mentorship.

Show Notes

It's an exciting show for Ed this week. If you've listened to almost any of our previous episodes, you'll have most likely already heard Ed spreading the Good News (TM) about Exercism.io - an education platform that combines coding exercises and online mentoring. Ed's used it for ages, and talks about it any chance he gets. In this episode we get to chat with one of Exercism's co-founders, Jeremy Walker.

So what actually happens on Exercism? Who's it for, and what will they get out of it? What does it mean to learn a new programming language idiomatically? How do you "manage" an online community, and how do you deal with the inevitable Bad Eggs? If you're a developer that wants to get involved in open source, where are good places to start? And what is the etiquette around getting stuck in on GitHub repos? Find out all this and more in this week's exercising instalment of A Question of Code.

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What is A Question of Code?

A newbie coder and a seasoned veteran discuss the questions that always come up when someone begins learning to code.

Ed is looking at getting a career in programming and has been learning to code for just over a year. During this time he’s been building up a stack of questions that keep coming up from other newbie coders. Luckily, he’s got someone he can ask for help: Tom. Tom’s a seasoned coder, having worked in the industry for a few years now and has all the answers Ed needs, or does he?