By Aino Vonge Corry | May 12, 2009
Attending JAOO Brisbane this year, one of my “must-see”s was Pamela Fox on Google AppEngine. And she did not disappoint me. First we get the useful hints offered by the entertaining demo of Googles AppEngine, where she builds the Best Website Ever with frames, marquee tags, animated gifs, web ring, and everything else you would be missing from the 90′ties. There are warnings for the old relational database folks about BigTable, which is non-relational and does not do joins.
But on top of that, she delivered a recipe for how to make your daughters into developers;
Force them to code!
Pamela was forced to code Java by her father, or else, there would be no allowance. And it worked, apparently. Well not the Java coding part of it, because when she left home….she left Java behind. She can see the fun of coding and the power in it, because she was introduced to it in a very motivating way.
They say you get inspired at conferences, and my daughters will see just how inspired I am when I return homeJAOO | Tags: | 10 Comments »