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Re: Prospective Programmer


Hey David,

That's awesome! We'd love for you to use elementary as an opportunity both
for personal enrichment and to help us out. I'd first recommend you check
out our documentation: http://elementaryos.org/docs/code. There you'll
learn how to set up a Launchpad account and get started. You are also
encouraged to join our elementary Developer Community mailing list:
https://launchpad.net/~elementary-dev-community. Once you join, you can
email the list and ask for help or feedback, which is a great way to learn.

Another helpful resource could be this Vala tutorial:
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Vala/Tutorial. Though keep in mind it does
expect at least some knowledge of programming. If you want to learn more
basic programming skills, you can check out resources like Codecademy:
http://www.codecademy.com/. It won't be elementary-specific, but it might
get you started.

Regarding an interview, I'd be more than happy to participate! Let me know
if there's anything else I can do to help.

Cassidy James

Sent from *elementary OS* <http://elementaryos.org/>.

On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 12:14 AM, David Fernandez <
davidbrucefernandez@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Dear Mr. James,
> Hello, my name is David Fernandez and I am a senior at Poway High School.
> At my school, it is required that all Seniors pick a project to work on the
> entire year as a sort of person enrichment opportunity. I have been
> wrestling with what to do and I deiced that I want to learn how to program.
> I found eOS a while ago and really took to the way you and your team's
> approach at a wonderful end user experience. In short, I was wondering if
> you had any advise as to how to go about learning how to program. I know
> pretty much nothing, but I would love to be able to contribute to the
> Elementary project because I see so much promise.
> Sincerely,
> David
> P.S. If you don't mind me asking, would it be alright if I interview you
> or someone else who works with you. Ten questions is all I ask!