One Saturday afternoon in April 2011, I made ilearnedtoprogram.com so there would be a place to read and share very short stories about learning to program. It was also an excuse to learn MongoDB and turned out to be really fun.
I’ve since written about the motivation, process, and outcomes:
Other folks have written about their responses and experiences, which is a fantastic affirmation of the intent behind the site:
It’s also been linked from a number of high-traffic sites:
If you’re curious about how or why people learn to program, check out what some of them have to say in their own words: ilearnedtoprogram.com
Here are some notable people (and friends and other people you might find interesting) who’ve shared their stories: danah boyd, Golan Levin, Cay Horstmann, Josh Ulm, Alexander Chen, Glen Murphy, Jer Thorpe