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#thinking-together
stevekrouse

stevekrouse

12/21/2018, 11:37 AM
Announcement: Just changed the name of the Slack to "Future of Coding" because it was a slightly awkward accident of history that it had an ever-so-slightly different name. The old urls should still work for a while via redirect
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interstar

12/21/2018, 11:42 AM
Really? I quite liked the idea of the focus on programming ...
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wtaysom

12/21/2018, 4:16 PM
I think "coding" is just the word the youngins use.
stevekrouse

stevekrouse

12/21/2018, 6:59 PM
I use the words mostly interchangeably. Words are hard. Definitions are blurry. English, you know?
jonathoda

jonathoda

12/21/2018, 8:14 PM
I think at this point “coding” has seeped into the culture enough that everyone knows what it means. It does have an unfortunate connotation of opaqueness and secrecy. Many of us trying to broaden programming have wanted to come up with a less intimidating name without much luck. I’ve been using “development” lately.
stevekrouse

stevekrouse

12/21/2018, 8:42 PM
Let's democratize fundraising!
Duncan Cragg

Duncan Cragg

12/21/2018, 9:13 PM
I feel that the word "coding", with its sense of occult skill and textual codes, plants the scope of this forum squarely in the camp of "the future world for techies, academics or other specialists". However, according to a recent poll, only 9 out of 42 members are focusing exclusively on "Live coding, IDEs, languages, etc, for techies". I personally am in the "Programming languages or environments for everyone" camp, along with the majority of forum members here. So I believe that the renaming is mistaken, and should be put to another poll! =0)
9:20 PM
I would never tell anyone that my personal project is to enable everyone to code! 😱
jonathoda

jonathoda

12/21/2018, 9:43 PM
I agree with @Duncan Cragg but I defer to @stevekrouse on these issues of online community building <insert Millenial joke here>. And he is our moderator. I would like to create a channel for End User Development but I’m hoping we can get off Slack first.
shalabh

shalabh

12/21/2018, 10:12 PM
Not a fan of of the term 'coding' either (what if the future of programming is not coding?) - but does it really matter if the content of the slack remains the same?
Duncan Cragg

Duncan Cragg

12/21/2018, 10:39 PM
We could rename it Future of Bananas then 😄 - solved at a stroke!
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wtaysom

12/22/2018, 6:46 AM
Let us claim "coding" for our own! 🤪 As a word, it's nice and short. For me coding has strong textual connotation as well as casual in not carelessness to it. I've noticed it become increasingly popular, perhaps just being in Asia. Can't say I'd ever call myself a coder.