It was, of course, fine.
And there’s everyone (photograph by Breanna Hughes)! I know. So much enthusiasm.
There’s nothing like helping someone work out the kinks in their understanding of something and watching them experience a huge epiphany. It’s ridiculously rewarding, and I got to do it for not one but four great ladies!
(Check out my almost-six-year-old Dell in the foreground. Keep on truckin’, old buddy.)
Pauline, Emma, Laura, Shetu–thanks for sticking with it and being so damn excited about learning new stuff. You guys made it one of the best times I’ve had in a while, and reminded me why I love writing code all day–we make cool stuff happen. And thanks to Ladies Learning Code for doing something amazing: making people excited to learn code, excited to say they’re learning code, excited to hang out with other people who do too. It’s a great community. I’m glad to be a part of it.
(Side note: Shetu, the lovely learner on the far right in that photo, actually interviewed me for this Globe & Mail feature after the Ruby workshop last fall! SMALL WORLD.)