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This week, we're delighted to have Bryson Payne helping to answer questions about the new book Teach Your Kids to Code. For the table of contents, sample chapters and a 30% of code, check out the publisher's website

The promotion starts Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 and will end on Friday, June 26th, 2015.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, No Starch Press.


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Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

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Thanks, Jeanne! I'm honored to be on Code Ranch, and I'm looking forward to answering questions about Teach Your Kids to Code.
I began coding with my sons when they were 2 & 4 (now 5 & 7) - I teach in Java, Python, C++, Objective-C, and PHP/MySQL/JavaScript/etc. at the University of North Georgia. Python was just the easiest choice for showing my sons short programs that they could modify and understand enough to do cool things, first with Turtle graphics, then with more advanced code.
I'm glad to take questions on Python, working with kids (I also teach coding, 3D printing and robotics to local K-12 students), or on my upcoming Udemy course on Python.
 
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Welcome, Bryson!

I have awarded you 5 cows for joining us here on the Ranch!
 
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Welcome to the ranch, Bryson

Very interesting book, I am looking forward reading it and trying it out with my kids (13 and 9)!

Have a good promotion-week!
 
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Thanks, Bear! And, Frits, thank you for the kind words - I'd love to hear what your kids (and you) think of Teach Your Kids to Code .
Let me know if I can ever be of help,
Bryson
 
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Hi Bryson!!!

Teaching Kids to Code is a field I just ventured into. I do it along side active coding.
I have always believed the earlier kids are introduced to coding, the stronger the chances are that they would choose a career in software development.
This is sure gonna be an interesting journey with you.
Welcome sir!
 
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Welcome to the Ranch
 
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Welcome Bryson,

I have been looking for a good starting place to learn coding together with my son (7) and I am really excited to get started with your book. I hope you have a great promo week here.

Jesse
 
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Hi Bryson. Great having you here today!
 
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Thanks, all - it's great to be on the Ranch this week! Thank you for the warm reception, and the questions in the forum have been terrific!
 
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Thank you too for all your inspiring answers !

I received a copy of your book today! I will start next week with my son and continue during the summer holidays.
 
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Frits Walraven wrote:I received a copy of your book today! I will start next week with my son and continue during the summer holidays.


Thank you, Frits, I'm honored! Let me know what you and your son think of the book, and I'll be posting information about my upcoming Udemy course at http://teachyourkidstocode.com within the next 2 weeks, in case either of you might like video help.
A huge thank you to all the Ranch crew - it's been great talking with everyone this week. Let me know if I can ever be of help.
Happy coding!
Bryson
 
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