Half a year a bricodeur

For about 6 months now, I’ve been teaching code to beginners along with a non-profit organization named Les Bricodeurs (in French, it’s a mash-up word of ‘tinkerer’ and ‘coder’). I won’t go into detail for every activity this organization is engaged in, but in a bulk: teaching kids to program bots, organizing talks about digital medias and citizenship, preparing a yearly hackathon, and the list goes on with each of our members’ initiatives.


Getting started

What I’ll discuss here will be very theoretic about setting up your journey to learning some new skills. It could apply to other fields than programming, but since the theme of this blog is specifically to discuss the learning of programming skills, I will use it for examples. But whatever field you’re wanting to learn, you’ll have to start somewhere that’s for sure. So, enough chatter, let’s jump right in the subject.


Bootcamp : two years after

I know there are many developers out there that have started their career by what we call a bootcamp, I’m one of them.

Am I the typical one? Is there such a thing as a “typical” bootcamp developer? All I can do here, is talk about my experience. I’ll start by giving you some details so you may have a better understand of my point of view (besides, we all know that development is in the details, right?).


Hello world!

Hello everyone

Maybe you know me personally and I’ve been harassing you to read a few articles on this blog or maybe you ended here totally randomly. Anyway, it’s time to explain a bit what we’ll talk about here:

Learning how to code

I’ve been doing different jobs as a web developer in the last two years, ranging from managing (badly) my own one-man business to daily typing regular expressions in a document dematerialization software. And now I’m back to school.

Why? Because I want to learn. Not that I haven’t been learning on a daily basis in the jobs I mentioned before, but I felt that the scope of what I would learn was narrowed by what was applicable into my current day-to-day tasks, and my that was not sufficient to satisfy my curiosity.

What you’ll find here

This blog will hopefully help me keep track of my progress in the year to come, and I will be more than glad to share with anyone interested my reflections on the whys and hows of programming stuff.

I might not do lots of tutorials on web technologies, as I believe there’s already a huge amounts of those out there. Instead I’m more leaned onto taking development subjects and analyzing why it is important, where to start learning and when to start making use  of it.

That’s all … for now!

I’ve still a lot to figure out about what I’ll make out of this blog, and I’m sure I will come to write a little more soon enough.

Stay tuned, and happy coding!