tldr; Why learn to code? To upgrade your brain, become Iron Man, or get a job.
Hi! My name is Nathan. I provide a live, one-on-one, remote mentorship service to help people learn to code.
Do you have any interest in learning to code with Python? If so, let's hangout!
Why might you want to learn?
How might this learning change you?
- Change who you are. If you're looking to find a new job, there's definitely work out there, but it's not necessarily better than any other kind of work.
Stay who you are. Coding can be your secret weapon, making you a better you! It's like getting your very own Iron Man suit, except for computers, and maybe slightly less exciting.
With this new power, you can make computers work for you, instead of against you. Automate repetitive, tedious, and menial tasks. The things you do very regularly which require little or no actual thought.
Imagine the dishes doing themselves, the bed making itself, except for computers. The list is endless, and your imagination the only real limit.
- pair programming via screen sharing
- the learner's interests guide the content
- only one of us types at a time, and we switch off regularly
- sessions last 30-60 minutes
- sessions recur on any schedule, weekly, monthly, etc
- minimal time commitment
- zero actual commitment
- totally flexible
- This would be about orienting youself to a foreign space, changing the way that you think, and learning how to ask the right questions.
This would not be about knowledge acquisition, which is easy, but can take a long time.
After you learn to think differently, you can acquire whatever knowledge you want, at whatever pace you want, forever.
Especially with Python, any question you might have has already been asked, and answered, many times. Almost any answer is just a search away.
Reorientating yourself can happen much faster than knowledge acquisition, and is very much more important.
For now, I'm providing this service totally free, as in beer. Think of it as a beta release.
My motives are a mix of:
- Wanting to do some good in the world, ie pay it forward.
- Market research, this could turn into business.
- Anthropological experimentation, ie how great of a benefit is learning to code?
What you need to start, and when do you stop:
- No experience necessary, though neither is it a problem. If you have a brain, a computer, an internet connection, and can type reasonably well, you're all set.
- One or two sessions will likely be enough. You take the blue pill. You wake up in your bed. Computers are a bit less painful, your mind a bit stronger, and your life a bit better.
- Perhaps you go a few more sessions. You take the red pill. You stay in wonderland, and see just how deep the rabbit hole goes. The best part is, past a certain point on your journey, you won't need me anymore...
Though Python is likely the best choice, especially for those with very little experience, alternative subjects are:
Remember, there is no such thing as a free lunch. This will take work, but is not necessarily harder than anything else, and is much more accessible than you probably think.
Not interested? No worries! Feel free to pass this on to anyone you know who might be.
Interested? Questions? Comments? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.