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Apr 17, 2023

Tim learned software development the hard way, with lots of dead-ends, confusion, and knowledge gaps. He kept thinking, “It shouldn’t be this hard!”


Now he teaches students how to think and code like professional developers. His goal is to make it easier for others to become a developer. He’s been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional every year since 2017.


Topics of Discussion:

[:45] How Tim actually got into development at the young age of 12.

[6:17] How Tim got over the feeling of not being good enough.

[7:55] How Tim got into teaching.

[9:42] Tim built his YouTube channel slowly to find a consistent release schedule and passionate audience.

[12:55] How to know what language to start in.

[19:53] Why Tim is less of a fan of college and why he doesn’t recommend it.

[22:26] Coding Boot Camps vs. self-paced courses.

[27:47] Tim’s advice for young programmers suffering from impostor syndrome.

[33:12] Every application has two jobs: capture information and display information.

[38:01] What are a few of Tim’s favorite courses now, and what are universities doing right?


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