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Re: [SLUG] Coding/Snakes/Rubies/Newbies
- To: Benno <benjl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Coding/Snakes/Rubies/Newbies
- From: david <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 17:44:24 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Reply-to: david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Wed, 2006-05-24 at 17:36 +1000, Benno wrote:
> On Wed May 24, 2006 at 17:33:15 +1000, david wrote:
> >All the coding discussion has centered around those of you who can
> >already code.
> >Is there any interest in a group of non-coders who want to learn? I've
> >had several false starts at learning Perl/Python/PHP/bash but I never
> >keep it up to because:
> >* I'm not going to school,
> >* I don't have lots of time on my hands and
> >* I don't have a peer support group
> >so it just seems to fall off the to-do list.
> >I for one have some projects that I'd love to code, but they need some
> >reasonably advanced skills that won't happen if I don't stick to it.
> >Once I've left something behind for 6 months it's really hard to pick it
> >up without going right back to the beginning. Perhaps with some peer
> >support it might be easier to keep going.
> >Perhaps there is some interest in a SIG for newbie coders? So that we
> >aren't intimidated by the bottomless talent of the sluggers? ;-) Perhaps
> >even get some HELP ;-)
> Post to the coders list (or even here). I'm happy to answer most
> coding questions...
Thanks... and appreciated.. but that's not quite the point. Maybe my
idea just isn't a good one, but it seemed to me that as group starting
out together might be useful.