wtf.js: JavaScript as a First Language

Continental Ballroom 1-5
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Learning to program is hard, and even harder when the language you’re using is known for its quirks and inconsistencies. This talk explores some of the funnier moments in programming education when new programmers face these quirks head-on and the surprising outcomes that ensue.

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Ryan Bubinski


Ryan is the co-founder and CTO of Codecademy, the leading online education company closing the skills gap by teaching programming. Codecademy has reached millions of users in every country in the world. Codecademy’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Index Ventures, Richard Branson, Yuri Milner, and more.


  • appendTo
  • Enyo
  • Ludei
  • Sencha
  • Appcelerator
  • Twitter
  • Infragistics
  • Code For America
  • DevChix
  • Eclipse Foundation
  • Women Who Code

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