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April 22, 2013

Video: Teaching Kids to Repeat Themselves Programmatically


One of the simplest and most powerful concepts to grasp in learning to program is loops.  In this video from Llewellyn Falco and Lynn Langit’s new course Teaching Kids Programming you’ll see how kids can learn to take advantage of looping using the For keyword.  In the FREE full course Llewellyn and Lynn also cover basic concepts such as variables, loops, and working with text and numbers.


Llewellyn Falco is an agile coach and legacy code expert. He is a international speaker and the creator of the open source testing tool ApprovalTests. He spends most of his time programming in Java and C#. He also volunteers creating courseware and teaching kids to program.

Lynn is Founder of Lynn Langit Consulting, an analysis, strategy and advisory firm serving data customers. She is the author of 3 books on SQL Server Business Intelligence (OLAP) the most recent of which is ‘Smart Business Intelligence with SQL Server 2008’/MSPress. Lynn is also the author of many articles on BigData Technologies. In 2012 she was recognized by Google for her community education work around their commercial cloud and received the Google Developer Expert award. Since leaving a 4 year stint at Microsoft in 2011, Lynn has been leading architecture projects and educating developers around the work in data technologies. These include SQL Server, Hadoop, MongoDB, AWS RDS, DynamoDB and Google Cloud technologies. Lynn is a ‘trusted tester’ (or ‘insider’) for upcoming technologies from Google, Microsoft, AWS, Right Scale, 10Gen, Cloudera, Melissa Data, QlikView and more. Lynn is also the co-founder of the non-profit ‘Teaching Kids Programming’ (more

You can watch the full HD version of this video along with the other 4 hr and 42 minutes of video found in this professional course by subscribing to Pluralsight. Visit Teaching Kids Programming to view the full course outline. Pluralsight subscribers also benefit from cool features like mobile appsfull library searchprogress trackingexercise files,assessments, and offline viewing. Happy learning!

About the Author

is a Chief Architect specializing in large scale distributed system development and enterprise software processes. Paul has more than twenty years of development experience including being a former Microsoft MVP, a speaker at technical conferences such as Microsoft Tech-Ed and VSLive, and a published author. Prior to working on the Windows platform, he built software using a vast array of technologies including Java, Unix, C, and even OS/2.