During the first half of this session, I'll share my personal journey into the world of live-coding. I'll discuss the challenges I encountered and, more importantly, the myriad of benefits I've experienced as a streamer. From creating an engaged and supportive community to establishing an incredible professional network, live-coding has provided me significant value. I'll delve into how I connected with developers who built the very libraries and tools I use, and how stream chat has proven to be an exceptional "rubber-duck" debugging tool. Additionally, I'll reveal how live-coding has transformed my approach to software development, enhanced my problem-solving skills, and boosted my confidence as both a software developer and a communicator.
For those eager to try live-coding themselves, the second half of this session will focus on getting started. We'll explore the essential software and hardware required, and I'll guide you through the setup process. You'll discover the various platforms suitable for streaming your coding sessions and learn what activities to undertake during your initial streams. I'll also share insights on growing an engaged community and creating an environment conducive to learning and collaboration.
Join me for this unique session and see the potential of live-coding as a tool to elevate your programming skills. Whether you're a seasoned programmer or learning your first language, there's something valuable for everyone in the world of live-coding both as a streamer and as a viewer.