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How to convince a friend to start learning to code?

He is computer science student but never typed a line of code outside of college,how to motivate him?

20th May 2019, 6:56 PM
Radu Baloi
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17 Answers
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You could probably use a gun. That's a good motivator for most people that are afraid of dying. :) Otherwise, focus on YOURSELF because you can't force your friend to do what he needs to do. Motivation is something that we DO, not something that we get or give. Trust me, I've been trying to motivate my friend for 10 years and that doesn't work. Don't let his lack of motivation kill your own motivation and drive, so try not to base what you do off of what he does. You CAN always try to trick people though, and it often works. :D So keep pushing yourself and YOU create something amazing, then show him your work. That'll either motivate him to catch up and do more with you, or it'll kill his dreams and cause him to quit school. ;) Another option is to figure out what you both find interesting and use that interest as a means of motivation. Does he enjoy playing video games? If so, use what you're learning and get him on board with making a video game with you. Replace that with whatever interest you all have; I'm a game developer so that was the best example I could think of. lol What have you already tried? What is his excuse (everyone has one)? DISCLAIMER: Don't actually use a gun. lol For legal purposes, that was a joke. :D
20th May 2019, 7:01 PM
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Introduce sololearn and the codes of our coders with their o/p if he is interested then automatically he turns to coding
23rd May 2019, 12:34 AM
Rapt[#Demure] - avatar
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Just introduce him to Sololearn.
21st May 2019, 7:19 AM
Sonic - avatar
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The only way you can convince someone to programming, is that he/she have at least a little of interest. Otherwise, you will just lose your time.
22nd May 2019, 12:52 PM
Petros the Parakeet
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You are blowing your cover stan
20th May 2019, 7:45 PM
Radu Baloi
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For some people (I might be one of them) an outer frame like a college course can be counter productive. It shifts responsibility away from you towards the education institution. 'It's in their hands now - after all I enrolled here, so there's that.' It is not as much your own thing anymore, you start to take it less serious or even rebel against it, which is absurd since you chose it - but hey, this is not about acting logically
20th May 2019, 10:44 PM
HonFu - avatar
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Its very easy show him/her html basic structure than say him/her write a code under body <h1> his/her name </h1> show him/her output he/she will think like hackerman thn show him/her more basic tag like marqee tag or show him/her navigation with simple coding
22nd May 2019, 3:33 AM
Najmuddin Ansari
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😁😂😂😂😁Radu Baloi they is an adage in my place that goes by, you can force a horse to the river, but you can't force it to drink water
20th May 2019, 7:50 PM
✳AsterisK✳ - avatar
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And if the person has interest anyways, you can hardly praise yourself having done a lot of convincing. ;-)
22nd May 2019, 12:54 PM
HonFu - avatar
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I think that a good approach would be if you try to convince your Friend to build something with you together. Who knows, maybe a plug in, a database or an App.
21st May 2019, 5:50 AM
Michael Buzgaru
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You know what... Gee Golly Whiz! All of us here will make something with you. :)
21st May 2019, 12:44 PM
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first, you should make sure that he likes coding. Not everyone does what they like and sometimes that can result in them being stressed. If he does like coding, show him the beauty in coding. Let him see the results of people coding, all the website, machines and robots that are controlled by 1's and 0's. That way he will appreciate coding and thrive to be good at it.
22nd May 2019, 11:50 AM
jovani Gittens
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not everyone wants to learn to code :/
22nd May 2019, 4:39 PM
Tobias Ramsvik
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Don't convince your friend ... Maybe your friend steals jobs you are interested in :P
21st May 2019, 1:33 PM
Prokopios Poulimenos
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I think you should just ask him to try a few minutes or hours! There are many tools today to easily taste the code and evaluate our behavior... If he likes to create and has an analytical reasoning, it's playable!
22nd May 2019, 11:30 AM
JB69540 - avatar
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Honestly, you can't because you must share a similar interest. He must try it and have that cherish look in his face or else... It's temporary. So.... Convince a friend to learn code or make friends by learning code😊 *cheers* *dab*
27th May 2019, 7:04 PM
karthikeyan - avatar
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"You can't force a sports lover to become computer specialist" What I meant is help him discover his potential/talent ;)
24th May 2019, 7:47 AM
Shahil Ahmed
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