10 months ago
We did our first session today. It was review for the adults adjusting to python’s syntax and new stuff for the kid (which is how it will be for quite a while, I think).
We had a lot of fun.
Rich really got into teaching her. He got out the book and the whiteboard and walked her through some basics, then had her run through a few exercises and figure it out. She made errors and then she debugged them.
Today was simple; loops, variables and their basic types, and simple arithmetic. I’d forgotten how much fun just learning those basic things could be when you’re a kid discovering it for the first time. It was really neat to see her make a mistake, pick through the code, figure it out, fix it, anticipate what the output would be, and then get super excited and happy that it all worked.