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Have you ever taught anyone to code?

Survey period: 1 Aug 2022 to 8 Aug 2022

"Teaching" can mean from start to finish, or simply just helping someone learning to code work through a coding issue (like helping with homework or being a support tutor)

OptionVotes% 
I teach coding (or used to teach) as my job517.59
I occassionally teach how to code11016.37
I have taught (or helped teach) coding30645.54
I've tried teaching659.67
No, never14020.83

Q2. And how did it go?

OptionVotes% 
Always excellent7310.86
Generally good28442.26
Mixed results18427.38
Generally not great537.89
Not good. Ever.7811.61



 
Generalworked as Team Leader at College, Taught Parttime Pin
rnbergren4-Aug-22 4:55
Memberrnbergren4-Aug-22 4:55 
GeneralOnce Pin
jsc424-Aug-22 1:40
professionaljsc424-Aug-22 1:40 
GeneralNot coding ... Pin
Amarnath S2-Aug-22 21:15
professionalAmarnath S2-Aug-22 21:15 
GeneralBoth question have the same number of responses. Pin
James Curran2-Aug-22 6:54
MemberJames Curran2-Aug-22 6:54 
GeneralRe: Both question have the same number of responses. Pin
Tipton Tyler2-Aug-22 7:51
MemberTipton Tyler2-Aug-22 7:51 
GeneralRe: Both question have the same number of responses. Pin
Kirk 103898212-Aug-22 9:28
MemberKirk 103898212-Aug-22 9:28 
GeneralMentoring Pin
Gary Wheeler2-Aug-22 2:31
MemberGary Wheeler2-Aug-22 2:31 
GeneralNo never+excellent Pin
decaffeinatedMonkey2-Aug-22 3:14
MemberdecaffeinatedMonkey2-Aug-22 3:14 
GeneralRe: No never+excellent Pin
Mark Starr2-Aug-22 3:20
professionalMark Starr2-Aug-22 3:20 
GeneralTaught COBOL at college, eons ago Pin
DerekT-P2-Aug-22 0:26
professionalDerekT-P2-Aug-22 0:26 
GeneralRe: Taught COBOL at college, eons ago Pin
Kirk 103898212-Aug-22 9:36
MemberKirk 103898212-Aug-22 9:36 
Generalwhere does teaching juniors fall in? Pin
maze32-Aug-22 0:09
professionalmaze32-Aug-22 0:09 
GeneralTutor at uni - Mixed Results Pin
kmoorevs1-Aug-22 7:24
Memberkmoorevs1-Aug-22 7:24 
GeneralRe: Tutor at uni - Mixed Results Pin
Kirk 103898212-Aug-22 9:46
MemberKirk 103898212-Aug-22 9:46 
GeneralRe: Tutor at uni - Mixed Results Pin
Dan Neely4-Aug-22 4:43
MemberDan Neely4-Aug-22 4:43 
GeneralI tried, but the person didn't seem to really want help actually learning... Pin
Dan Neely1-Aug-22 6:53
MemberDan Neely1-Aug-22 6:53 
GeneralTaught her to code, but .... Pin
Jalapeno Bob1-Aug-22 5:42
professionalJalapeno Bob1-Aug-22 5:42 
This goes back to the "bad old days" of the 1970s. The company I worked for, a government contractor, was busy and the talent pool of available programmers was very shallow. Most college graduates of the day could not write code much beyond "Hello, World." in FORTRAN or C.

There was a female employee in the data center with an Associate Degree from the local community college. I began by teaching her, first with C, then later with assembly language and set her to work doing maintenance programming during lunch. She was very bright and did well. I used my position to assign her to my team as our project archivist. Later in the project, when most of the development was done and my senior team members were starting their own projects or moving on to other leaders projects, I began assigning her development work on a government project. She completed a line item and I had her sign off on it, then I signed as project leader.

The compliance team said that she was, due to her position in the data center, unqualified to sign as a developer, regardless of the fact she did the work and had the requisite minimum degree. Other coworkers, all male, had used this route to move into software development, but HR and management balked at moving her. I refused to sign as developer, forcing a confrontation - with a government audit just days away, they reluctantly moved her. As a junior developer, she had little choice of projects and, as a woman, management was almost openly hostile to her presence.

About a year later, she hired on to a small game developing company a few miles away. That company did not last, but that is another story. I forget which larger game company bought the shell and I lost track of her.

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GeneralRe: Taught her to code, but .... Pin
raddevus4-Aug-22 5:08
mvaraddevus4-Aug-22 5:08 
GeneralI would teach if it paid well Pin
snorkie1-Aug-22 3:27
professionalsnorkie1-Aug-22 3:27 
GeneralRe: I would teach if it paid well Pin
Mike (Prof. Chuck)1-Aug-22 19:52
professionalMike (Prof. Chuck)1-Aug-22 19:52 
GeneralNot very good ... Pin
Richard MacCutchan1-Aug-22 3:11
mveRichard MacCutchan1-Aug-22 3:11 
GeneralI keep trying to get my techie wife to code. Pin
Ron Anders1-Aug-22 2:52
MemberRon Anders1-Aug-22 2:52 
GeneralI hesitate to say excellent Pin
honey the codewitch1-Aug-22 1:55
mvahoney the codewitch1-Aug-22 1:55 
GeneralBest way to learn a subject Pin
theoldfool1-Aug-22 1:24
professionaltheoldfool1-Aug-22 1:24 
GeneralRe: Best way to learn a subject Pin
Nelek1-Aug-22 12:01
protectorNelek1-Aug-22 12:01 

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