Ryan Kay is a self-taught programmer and Youtuber with great knowledge in software architecture and computer science fundamentals. In high school, he struggled with learning to code and felt untalented. When he applied to college for computer science, he didn't get accepted.
In this podcast episode, he will explain how he still managed to teach himself complex programming topics and became a teacher who thousands of people go to for advice.
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0:00 - Introduction
7:28 - Feeling untalented for computer science
14:32 - How to teach yourself programming
25:52 - Depression & productivity
54:43 - Teaching on Youtube
1:19:56 - Why learn low-level CS concepts
1:44:14 - Jetpack Compose vs XML
1:53:35 - Kotlin or Java as a beginner
2:03:17 - How to choose an app architecture
2:15:16 - Native vs Flutter vs Kotlin Multiplatform
2:26:52 - Benefits of mindfulness meditation
2:52:45 - More about Ryan
2:53:13 - Stay in touch
Special thanks to Munsur Creative for producing the soundtrack of this podcast!