Aino sat down for a chat with Jeremy Walker, co-founder of Exercism, an education platform where you can improve your programming skills through practice and mentorship.
Watch this interview to find out more about V3 of Exercism (which will be available in April), mentoring, automated feedback via abstract syntax trees, patterns, gamification and the importance of learning as self-directed enjoyment!
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Aino Vonge Corry is a teacher, a technical conference editor and retrospectives facilitator. She holds a masters degree and a PhD in computer science. She has 12 years of experience with patterns in software development, and 10 years' experience with facilitation of retrospectives.
Jeremy is the co-founder of Exercism (an education platform where you can improve your programming skills through practice and mentorship), Kaido (a leading employee motivation + wellbeing product), the founder and CEO of Thalamus (solving meaningful, real-world problems with artificial intelligence) and a non-executive director at Beatfreeks (start up social enterprise engaging young people through arts activities, skills training and leadership opportunities).
Jeremy's love of computing started age 8 when he received a computer for his birthday and started programming. By 14 he was programming in multiple languages and building professional websites for customers. Jeremy formalised his training with a degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Birmingham and he has spent the last decade creating high-quality software for customers from startups to FTSE50s. He has specialised in web-based applications specifically using the Ruby language and is well respected in the Ruby community. He also has deep interest in artificial intelligence and in working with complex data.