Learning to code is hard, but it should be fun... Let's breakdown the common barriers between the weekend hacker and the professional developer. In this talk we will discuss the steps to becoming a professional developer and demonstrate how to quickly get coding in a fun environment where you can continue to develop your skills.
As a Co-Founder of CodeWorks (http://boisecodeworks.com) I enjoy teaching people the skills needed to become software developers. From "Hello, World!" my passion for coding has only grown. The critical thinking that coding demands in building each attribute of an application that is user friendly, functional, secure, and visually appealing is thrilling. I love the continuous learning and creativity that comes with being a software engineer.