Ali Spittel speaking on teaching tech skills, to yourself and others. Fantastic intro to pedagogy for programmers! #AbstractionsCon

Hey friends! 👋🏻

Huge favor to ask of you all,,,, and I have a really cool panel up for vote for SXSW on building better culture for non traditional techies.

Voting closes tonight, please vote 🗳!

Even if you're not a formal classroom teacher, this talk will be awesome for anyone who:

- mentors people at work
- manages people
- creates content
- gives talks

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I'm talking about teaching for the first time at and I AM SO EXCITED!

We're gonna go over:

- knowing the ways to teach
- facilitating a learning mindset
- the mechanics of teaching a lesson
- oodles of advice


"So, what are your hobbies?"

"Pretty much just working and browsing Zillow for every city in the country, you?"

The fundamentals of a programming language language don't change that dramatically.

Being super knowledgeable about the ins and outs of them can only help you.

Knowing the fundamentals will only help you learn the frameworks and libraries faster and more solidly down the road!

The best thing you can do to become a better programmer is practice a lot.

Do a difficult code challenge every day or work on an application that is above your current comfort zone.

You'll expand your skill set by trying difficult things.

Omg 50k followers, that’s so wild. Thank you all so much 💕!

Mine is WASM, goal is a beginner-friendly-ish post to it in September!

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What's the #1 thing you want to learn right now?

Today's episode of is awesome. If you're looking to start a business or to start freelancing, you should definitely give it a listen!


If you have extremely strong subjective opinions about programming preferences, revisit them.

Try to see why other people have the opposite view.

They aren't "dumb" or "wrong" they're coming from a different perspective.

Revisiting your opinions will make you a better coder.

Programming is hard and sometimes you will have bugs or difficult problems to overcome.

If it's always easy, then you aren't challenging yourself, and you aren't growing as a programmer.

Have the tenacity to keep working through a problem and not give up when it gets hard.

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