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Gautham Pai
I am Starting Up
How do I start Coding?
jnaapti
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About this Presentation
These slides were used during the talk
in Lounge47
on Dec 20th
2014
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A Little About Me
Name: Gautham Pai
IBM India Software Labs Ugenie Lulu Semgel→ → → →
Jnaapti
Technical Coach by day, Engineer by night
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Technologies I have Trained On
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Companies where I have Trained
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Training Kids
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Engineering Students
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Corporates
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Virtual Coach
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Quick Poll
How many of you are
Entrepreneurs
Wantrepreneurs
Tech Entrepreneurs who can't program
How many of you have never programmed before and
would like to?
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What are some questions you have in mind that
you want to get clarified today?
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Questions I have been Asked
Is programming everyone's cup of tea?
I am bogged down by too many technologies. Will I be
able to do anything useful?
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I can't do it → I can do it
Source: (Original Source Unknown)
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I won't do it (if I have a choice)
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I won't do it
If you are planning to startup, you don't have a choice
– unless you have a lot of money
Supply is much lesser than demand
See the opportunity?!
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Rapid change in Technology
Android/iPhone was not
around in 2005
How long will Android be
around?
Things are getting outdated
at an exponential rate
It's getting harder to find
people with the skills you
need
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/6051805616/
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I can't do it – aka
Can Everyone Program?
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Does everyone need to learn to program?
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Heard of 'Calculator Science'?
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Everyone can learn
some learn faster than others
some have in-born abilities
some have a natural knack, but
“EVERYONE CAN”
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It's like learning to swim, or learning to drive a
car, or learning music
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You have all it takes
You have access to a lot
of the tools that big
corporations use for free
You have computing
power available cheaply
You have access to a lot
of the data for free
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What do I need then?
All you need is a little intelligence and a lot of
perseverance and you are on your way!
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I want to do it – aka
Inspire Me
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What's in it for me?
Scrabulous case study
Built by 2 young chaps from Kolkata
Both were in their early 20's when
they built it
One was still in college.
500,000 users daily – back in 2008,
25,000$ in ad-revenues per month
These days lots of apps being built by
college under-graduates.
If they can do it, you can do it too!
Source: Wikipedia
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Switchr – A Case Study
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If kids can do this, why not you?
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Getting Inspired
Youtube Stats
100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
Free Data Sets
Common Crawl – 10s of TBs of data available for free
AWS Public Data Sets
Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group predicts some 25
billion devices will be connected by 2015, and 50 billion by
2020.
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Exciting times ahead!
Don't be left behind!
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I want to do it – aka
Guidelines to Get Started
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Mimic the Geeks
Characteristics of Geeks
Infinite thirst to learn, they are all life long learners
Curiosity drives their learning
Their observation skills are commendable
Learn from people and websites out there
Always experimenting – their knowledge is not just
theoretical, but practical (swimming pool analogy)
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1. Understand that it takes Time
Programming is an art
Enjoy the process
Don't be in a hurry
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2. Own Your Learning
Don't rely on anyone for
your learning
Learn how to learn – get
to your goal via the
shortest path
Be a lifelong learner –
keep learning, because
“change is constant”
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eflon/3271730476/
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3. Remember the “T” of Knowledge
Pick your forte, outsource/import
the rest
Build your breadth in as many
areas as possible
Build your depth in atleast a few
areas
Don't read from cover-to-cover
Be a Jack of many trades and Master
of a few
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3.1 – Corollary
Separate your "learning for the heck of it" from
"learning to get things done"
“Learning for the heck of it” is done to expand your T
of Knowledge
Learning to get things done – is need based – begins
with an end in mind
You need both!
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4. Resist the urge to “Know it All”
You will be bombarded with technologies
There is sometimes an urge to know it all
Be comfortable with uncertainty, it's OK not “Not
Know It All”
Remember that you cannot learn everything – and it's
perfectly alright
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5. Distinguish Concept From Technology
Image Source:http://www.flickr.com/photos/nics_events/2223583947/
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6. Be Aware of your World
Don't be outdated before you launch
Remain “Technology Nimble” and be “Future
Compatible”
Attend Meetups/Events to expand your breadth
Read a lot
Be aware of what is happening around you
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7. Don't Reinvent the Wheel
Look for ready-made solutions for parts of the
problem you are trying to solve
Is there some open-source software that does “x”
Is there a service that I can use that does “y”
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8. Don't Repeat Yourself
There are enough things to learn, don't waste time re-
learning what you already learnt
Have a system to capture your knowledge so that you
can refer to it when need comes
My personal preference: Zim Wiki
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9. Pick a Mentor
In the initial days you need help
Have somebody you can talk to once in a while
Don't over design or under design – mentors can help
The teacher never gives up, students do
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10. Jump into the Swimming Pool
Don't learn swimming on a whiteboard
Don't think “What it's like if I jump in”
Don't think “What if...”
Gautham Pai
How do I do it – aka
Steps to Follow
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Pre-Requisites
Install Linux
Master one programming language
Javascript is a popular choice today
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Steps to Follow – WAE Case Study
1. Start with Business Requirements – go lean, don't
waste time
2. Design comes next – Concept/Interaction/Graphic
3. Mock – Learn to translate whiteboard sketches (or
wireframes) to HTML/CSS
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Steps to Follow – WAE Case Study
4. Prototype – Add interaction with Javascript and build
a Single Page Application
5. Integrate the Server backend
6. Add a database for persistence
7. Deploy
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Resources
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Learn by Doing
Code School
Codecademy
Compilr
DoCircuits
Jnaapti Virtual Coach
Khan CS
Programr
Ruby Monk
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Online Free Courses
Academic Earth
Class Central
Coursera
Khan Academy
MIT OCW
Udacity
Udemy
TED
Youtube Education
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Blogs
Web Application
Addy Osmani's Blog
HTML5 Doctor
HTML5 Rocks
Dev.Opera
Architecture
High Scalability
Facebook Engineering
Notes
Twitter Engineering Blog
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Contact Us
Me
Email: gautham@jnaapti.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gauthampai
Blog: http://buzypi.in/
Company
Website: http://jnaapti.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jnaapti
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jnaapti

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I AM STARTING UP - HOW DO I START CODING?