RE: Could we organize to mentor new blind coders?

That could be a good augmentation for sure.

Take care,
Sina

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[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jared Wright
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:33 AM
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Subject: Re: Could we organize to mentor new blind coders?

Is there an IRC channel or something that reflects the intent of this 
list? Seems that would be a great tool to facilitate this kind of 
mentoring; what Sina says about this list is true but its lack of 
realtime communication can be a bit of a hinderance to someone who is 
really so new to programming that two questions come up for each one 
that is answered. Of course some experienced coders would need to be 
willing to commit to hang out in the channel for it to work, but 
everyone knows more than one person and less than another, right?
On 4/21/2011 10:28 AM, Sina Bahram wrote:
> Isn't that kind of the purpose of this list?
>
> When I was first starting out learning C++, Ken and Laura were basically 
> mentors on all facits of the programmatic buildchain and
> conceptual pipeline.
>
> That happened on here.
>
> Take care,
> Sina
>
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> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bill Cox
> Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:26 AM
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> Subject: Could we organize to mentor new blind coders?
>
> Instead of trying to start an on-line school for blind programmers,
> would it be possible to organize as a volunteer organization to mentor
> people with vision impairments to become good programmers?  For
> example, you guys mostly had to figure it out on your own, so you can
> say you've already trained one programmer.  What if we try to get
> people to train two?  So, if several of us agreed to train one person
> with a vision impairment for free, and over a long period of time, and
> in return we ask those people do the same for two other people, could
> we build a growing organization of mentors with vision impairments
> large enough to make a real difference?
>
> Bill
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