Academic paper on why programming is so intimidating


25-Jan-2018 04:37

I definitely recommend that everyone should go to a hackathon at least once — think about what roles you might want to try out, and figure out what kind of technology you’re interested in learning to help choose what might be a good fit. Facebook literally ran the event for 24 hours straight, providing enough food and caffeine to keep us going until the end.It was *incredibly* well supported (which I didn’t expect) and had a surprisingly high number of people staying until the end for demos and pitches (which I also didn’t expect).Definitely scale down the scope of your hackathon project.Hackathons are a great place to try new things (technologies, libraries, hardware, etc.) but stuff is 100% guaranteed to break in a weird way and you’ll spend half your time debugging something really simple.Think about all the work that goes into a VR experience: At a hackathon, you can take on any role(s) you want. I once attended a hackathon where a participant didn’t dive into a certain area, but instead took on team lead to make sure everyone was on the same page.

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