D3 Tutorials for Teens
Code Cakes encourages parents to teach their own children to code. The suggested technique is to go through code recipes with your own child in one-on-one lessons. The primary goal is to get to know your own child by tackling a tough challenge together.
To kick off the project, I recently created a 6 video playlist for teenagers learning D3.js.
Based on discussions with my friends who are also teaching their daughters, girls want more pragmatic lessons. Mobile, PC games, and browser games, though cool, are not pragmatic for real world use.
I’ve created dozens of tutorials. These are battle-tested with an average teenage girl.
Here is a sample of some of the lessons.
Boy Band Data
8th Grade US History
I’m planning to create more videos and articles on learning D3.js. Most of the curriculum is on GitHub in reStructuredText, but I will try to move to Medium to make things easier to publish. Although the tutorials are optimized for 8th graders, adults may want to subscribe to the YouTube channel and watch the videos as they come out. My experience with the PyChildren project was that many adults found it useful to get basic tips. If you have opinions on teaching young teenagers programming, I would love to hear them.