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How to learn to code – other people’s advice /1

It has been very busy period. I am in the middle of my residency application, completing a book and many other interesting projects. Months ago when I was gathering the information about how to learn to code I e-mailed few programmers.

I got this idea that it may be useful to share some of the advice with you. So here is the first advice:

Thanks for writing to me. I think it may be difficult to get paid for small programming projects while you build up your expertise. I recommend contributing to open source projects as a way to build up expertise quickly. Given your medical background, are there any programming or system administration jobs at universities or medical facilities?

Some resources that might be helpful:

A video tutorial on open source contribution

Training missions on common open source tools

Practice Python projects