Change is Terrifying. Do it Anyway.

On Saturday, 05 March, I am one of the keynote speakers for Django Girls den Haag.

Hi. My name is Rain Leander. Welcome to Django Girls den Haag. Today I’m going to talk about programming – what it is, why you should do it, what you can do with it. I’m going to tell you my programming story including how I got the job I have now. And I’m going to give you a little programming advice.

First, what IS programming? Ashley Gavin gave a great TEDxNYU talk where she defines computer science as a medium for problem solving and self expression. Just like a dancer will solve a problem or express themselves with movement in space, a programmer uses technology.

But then why should you learn to program? There are so many reasons. Steve Jobs said, “Everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” And code.org is putting out some great you-tube videos of “code super stars”saying that everyone should learn to program.

Paraphrased, some of the reasons include:

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So I spoke at PyGrunn

And I just now found the video which has been up since June 2 this year by looking for “K Rain Leander” results via images.google.com.

If I search for the same phrase on google.com it doesn’t show on the first page, which is not ideal.

I’m so bored with those previous sentences that I fell asleep.

But if you’re still awake, check out the video after the jump.

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Hello, Hi, I am speaking at DjangoCon US

That’s right, Folks.

You heard it hear first.

Unless you follow me on twitter and don’t have so much in your following list that you saw my really quick announcement that…

I’M TALKING AT DJANGOCON US 2015!

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My PyGrunn 2015 Tech Talk – Leveraging Procedural Knowledge

PyGrunn 2015 Slides Leveraging Procedural Knowledge

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Hello. I’m Rain.

I encourage you to send your comments, feedback, and snide remarks to my twitter handle @rainsdance during the course of this presentation.

I am a Technical Account Manager with Red Hat and I know a lot about a few specific technologies, I am a django / python newbie. At Red Hat we have SBRs – specialty based routing – it means that I know a lot about Satellite, but very little about clusters. We realize that everyone’s a newbie about something even if they know a lot about something else.

While you may not be new to django or python, this talk will show you how to leverage the knowledge you already have to learn something new.

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