You read that right. Surprised? Challenged?
I hear those words a lot from people not involved in helping people to learn how to code. It seems, to them, that what we are doing is something that cannot be accomplished; the human brain appears (to them again) not to be capable of processing the sheer amount of information needed to become a developer.
Having done this now for some while I could not disagree more with the title of this blogpost.
I have seen people developing skills that they did not have before on a weekly basis. Makers that only used their computers to entertain themselves suddenly are capable, within a few weeks (three to be exact) to develop a domain model with objects interacting with each other, TEST FIRST!
The human brain is capable of absorbing and processing huge amounts of information, we do that every day.
Our challenge: finding and perfecting ways to tap into that potential in order to unleash the full learning capacity of the human brain.