<p>I saw the social network I'm just looking to see if there's anyone in high school that does some serious programming, maybe as an extracurricular.</p>

<p>How serious? I’m teaching myself C++ and I’m looking for challenges/projects to do.</p>

<p>how’s self teaching going for you, I think I want to start learning web development but it does seem pretty hard.</p>

<p>At my school, Honors Computer Science 1 & 2 is offered (Basically programming in Java) and there is also Web Design 1 & 2. I suggest you see what your school has to offer. </p>

<p>It is a little difficult getting started on your own, it helps to have a teacher at first. After you gain some ground, things get a lot easier.</p>

<p>Do CS106a called programming methodology on iTunesu. It’s the basic java course at Stanford and you get all the materials free. Its amazing and just by going through the 30 or so lectures I’m fairly profecient. The professor is also great. It’s a wonderful opportunity. It’s basically a free college course at one of the best programming institutions. Also they have the next step in the series (cs106b) on iTunes u called programming abstractions and it’s in c++. Since this I have studied programming in more depth and gotten and amazing internship and have started on my own project </p>

<p>If you have any questions feel free to pm me.</p>

<p>^when I say basic I mean the intro programming course. It’s also the most popular course at Stanford.</p>

<p>Not bad, actually. However, I will be taking a course on C++ at my local college soon. If you are thinking about doing any projects, i’m up for it!</p>

<p>um, programming is worth learning something about if you ever think you’re going to work with data or have a job in the sciences.</p>

<p>I’m starting with html and css and then I was thinking about moving on to javascript and php. After that I was thinking about tackling java, c++ and sql. </p>

<p>@stanfordfuture - im def going to look into that podcast! by the way what kind of project are you getting into?</p>

<p>@maybeonmars im up to do a project too! maybe we could start a little amateur programming thing on cc</p>

<p>does anyone know how to learn programming? I’ve been wanting to start, but I don’t know how to go about it (I know absolutely NOTHING about programming).</p>

<p>you just have to read books and find internet resources to get the basics down</p>

<p>I’d find a book or web resource on a language like C or python, and then start playing around with it, doing some of the examples in the book and trying your own programs. There are plenty of books at the library or a bookstore that would work: you can find books like Python for Dummies which would assume no prior programming experience. I’m not as familiar with online resources, but I imagine there are some that would be good.</p>

<p>Let’s do it. I know some java too, but I think I’ll be better in C++.
I know this is a random question but do you guys have any ideas about any aerospace-affiliated projects I can do?</p>

<p>I’m into web development and do websites for companies and it’s an extra-curricular for me. lol. I also repair computers as a hobby. ANOTHER extra-curricular.</p>

<p>I actually plan on taking AP computer science online next year. However, I have ZERO programming experience. How can I practice programming myself? Any advice?</p>

<p>I’m pretty good at programming, if I do say so myself. My advice: don’t start off with web development. It’ll teach you a bunch of bad habits that’ll take lots of time to unlearn. DEFINITELY avoid PHP at first. I suggest starting off with a rigidly structured (strongly-typed) language like Java. C(++) is good after Java, since it allows you to work at a much lower level, like direct memory access and pointer math, but it’s important to learn the concepts first.</p>



<p>lol i think introducing your young kids to programming and giving it lots of mysterious praise, and then mostly letting the kids be, is a good thing. positive exposure to programming is good.</p>

<p>The only programming class I’ve taken taught me Visual BASIC of all things… quite a useless little language, isn’t it?
I keep meaning to self-teach C++ or Java, I just never get around to it.</p>