A little more about MarthaMartha Kelly Girdler is an artist turned self-taught Software Engineer. She studied Art/Art History and Design at Auburn University, became obsessed with programming at Hacker School in New York City, and now works on making Driver Operations insanely efficient at Uber. She is a bit obsessed with teaching people about •:*¨☆ computers ☆¨*:•, kittens, and chanel mademoiselle.
In this talk I'll share what I've learned with you. We'll cover common barriers to entry, how to mitigate them, and I'll show you the kinds of projects encourage new programmers to stick with it.