Saturday 2:30 p.m.–2:50 p.m.

Those Who Care, Teach!

Kenneth Love

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There's nothing better than helping someone learn a tricky concept: a complex regular expression, a build tool, or even running their first script ever! Unfortunately, though, teaching is hard! For many, going beyond the show-and-tell we do with coworkers is just too intimidating. Let me teach you tips, tricks, and tools I've collected over years of teaching Python to thousands of people.


Hello (2 min)

  • Who I am
  • What I've done, teaching-wise
  • My credentials (spoiler: self-taught)

Reaching a wide audience (10 min)

  • Good reassurances
  • Inclusive words
  • Leave relatives alone
  • Don't be perfect

Reinforcement (6 min)

  • Coding challenges
  • Motion and design
  • Notes and docs

Goodbye (2 min)

  • Ways and places to start teaching
  • How to contact me after