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Lessons From Teaching 100 Women How to Program


PyDX 2016 talk by Terian Koscik

Over the past year, the Portland chapter of Django Girls has helped nearly a hundred women build their first Django app. Through coaching and organizing at these workshops, I've learned a lot about how a programming teacher can be an encouraging (or discouraging) presence for newcomers. I'll share examples of my experiences volunteering with Django Girls, and discuss strategies for creating a supportive learning environment for new programmers.


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