My nephew expressed interest last year in creating games and programs on his computer. I bought him a super cool book, Making Games with Python and Pygame. He’s been busy with other things, but today I got a call from him asking how to set up Python.
I was driving so I couldn’t get very far. But the pure fact that his parents have a Mac made me smile. We could speak on the same wavelength. I promised to send a follow up email with some HOWTO steps.
The first thing I did was reach for Asciidoctor and start writing up a handful of steps to get started. I had to really dial up the thinking, because I wasn’t writing for a pro developer. I was writing for a kid that doesn’t know any of this.
I also decided to host it all at https://github.com/gregturn/so-you-want-to-learn-python as the place to manage everything. After getting that fixed up, I realized I could pipe the generated HTML into a gh-pages branch, and host the polished stuff at So You Want To Learn Python.
Should be enough to get the ball rolling. Waiting eagerly for a response!