129: Bringing The Fun with Lori Olson

May 8th, 2019 · 57 mins 26 secs

About this Episode

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01:23 - Lori’s Superpower: Mapping

03:56 - “Positive Mania” and Getting Into Game Programming

Dragon Ruby Game Toolkit


07:42 - Fun, Learning New Stuff, and Abandoning Old Stuff

The WNDX Group Inc

12:42 - Cultural Differences Between Programming Language Communities

23:18 - Thoughts on Platformification


27:44 - Maintenance; The Evolution of Home Automation

X10 Home Automation

32:13 - Mentoring Novices and Beginners

Canada Learning Code

“Suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.” -- Jake the Dog (Adventure Time)

37:34 - Creating Tutorials for the WNDX School and Getting People Excited About Programming Via Game Programming

A Dark Room

Since this interview: A Dark Room pulled from Switch eShop for including code editor :’(


Jamey: “When I’m learning something new, I’m starting at the beginning, and it’s hard for me too.”

Janelle: Bringing the fun back to the corporate world.

Lori: We have to bring the fun to the job ourselves.

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