I am really excited to be on the list of awesome mentors for the upcoming Code with me workshop in Portland. There are a few things that make code worth coding to me and this easily covers a couple of them.
First, I like to see impact. Sitting down and typing a bunch of code is often fun, but it’s really fun when you know that the thing you are working on is going to better another thing for somebody else. The journalists attending this workshop will walk away with some piece of knowledge that will be directly applied to bettering somebody else’s thing. That’s cool.
And second, I really dig the art of knowledge transfer. I can’t begin to count the number of times I go into a situation ready to pass on knowledge and walk out knowing more than I did going in. It will be a lot of fun to see what I walk away with here.
If you’re a journalist in the Pacific Northwest, you should totally apply and come teach me some stuff.