81-year-old woman learns programming from scratch, makes cool mobile game

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 6 months ago '04        #1
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Programming isn’t just a young person’s game anymore.


Since the beginning of time, children unable to prove themselves physically have resorted to the playground classic, “my big brother/dad could beat up your big brother/dad with one arm behind his back/blindfolded.” Now “my gran can out-code your gran” can be added to that list.

81-year-old Japanese woman Masako Wakamiya set out to prove that making and using mobile phone applications wasn’t purely for young whipper-snappers. After six months studying programming and in regular contact with her teacher, she has produced her very own app, called Hinadan.

Every year on the 3rd of March, Japanese people celebrate Girl’s Day (fear not, boys also get their own holiday on the 5th of May – once called Boy’s Day, but know the more-inclusive Children’s Day) by decorating display stands with dolls dressed in Heian-era clothing, as seen in a recent cat-astrophe.

In Hinadan (a mix of the words hina, a type of doll, and dan, meaning tier or level), the player must position 12 dolls in their correct position on a display consisting of four levels. Should a doll be positioned correctly, a noise is heard, and if positioned incorrectly, a really quite aggressive buzzer sounds. The game has been designed not to rely on lightning-quick reflexes or feats of dexterity but on knowledge of the festival and its traditions, providing edu-tainment for all.

Should your knowledge not be up to scratch, there is voice guidance to help. If the player places all of the dolls in the right place, they are rewarded for the efforts with a message of congratulations, something not enough games include, in my humble opinion.


Hinadan is now available for free download from the Apple app store here. Japanese superstition suggests that to leave the dolls on display past the 4th of March is unlucky and will result in the household’s daughter marrying late, but the dolls seen in Masako’s foray into the gaming world are probably an exception.

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 6 months ago '12        #2
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Good for her, especially at 81. I never really got heavy into programming. Just didn't excite me. Most I've done was make amateur applications via Visual Basic.
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 6 months ago '15        #3
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 daman729 said:



Good for her, especially at 81. I never really got heavy into programming. Just didn't excite me. Most I've done was make amateur applications via Visual Basic.
That's how I was when I first started, it wasn't until I started looking into automating a lot of mundane tasks. Programming helped do all the "boring" stuff and let me focus on actual work.
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 voltron said:
That's how I was when I first started, it wasn't until I started looking into automating a lot of mundane tasks. Programming helped do all the "boring" stuff and let me focus on actual work.
Any of yall n*ggaz wanna colab ?
 6 months ago '14        #5
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And we have bums on bx who can't even post an image without fu*king up.
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 LACOSTE said:
Any of yall n*ggaz wanna colab ?
What are you working on? Or what would you like to work on?

I have experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and recently I've been messing a lot more with Python.


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 6 months ago '16        #7
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Knew she was Japanese they can do anything when it comes to electrical sh*t
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Folks are out of excuses for being broke! Software engineers get paid too much and all of the information you need is available for free online. I taught myself to code a few years back and my career has been groovy ever since. I strongly recommend it to any BXer that's looking for a different career or to make more cash. Make 2017 your bi*ch and get papered up
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 Boogersugar said:
Folks are out of excuses for being broke! Software engineers get paid too much and all of the information you need is available for free online. I taught myself to code a few years back and my career has been groovy ever since. I strongly recommend it to any BXer that's looking for a different career or to make more cash. Make 2017 your bi*ch and get papered up
I'm learning to code now and it's easier than ever to learn how to code. Back in the day folks only had W3schools to really learn basic web development from but now there's Udemy and online courses and boot camps that are easy to understand and affordable (or free). Digital careers are booming and it's never too late to learn.i hope by the end of this year I have an entry level job in the digital field.
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 Dame Dash said:
i love coding in C
i'm not liking it at the moment

taking a course for C programming in uni, and the a.ssignments, while the idea is easy (ie: do some sh*t with linked lists), pointers are tricky, memory management is gay, and debugging (esp with segmentation faults) is a motherfu*ker


i know its hyper efficient, but python is my go to language for a reason lol
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 6 months ago '11        #11
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okay i got an mobile game idea i wonder who can i bring it to to make it for the cheap i see these people on twitter always promoting their mobile games i wonder how can i get mines out there.


good for this lady tho never too late to learn and earn.
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good for her...
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 Boogersugar said:
Folks are out of excuses for being broke! Software engineers get paid too much and all of the information you need is available for free online. I taught myself to code a few years back and my career has been groovy ever since. I strongly recommend it to any BXer that's looking for a different career or to make more cash. Make 2017 your bi*ch and get papered up
After learning the basic and entry things what would you recommend doing in such as a job or career ?
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And here I am getting the police virus on my phone trying to fap
 6 months ago '16        #15
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 5 Point Shot said:
After learning the basic and entry things what would you recommend doing in such as a job or career ?
It depends on which basic and entry things you learn. Are you working on something already or looking into something specific?

If you're generally interested in CS, the best free resources online are geared towards web development and design. Personally, I learned how to code websites, taught myself C#, became a developer, then a consultant, then I taught myself Salesforce, became an administrator, and now I'm a Salesforce consultant.

I got my start with www.freecodecamp.com. It's interactive so you're not just reading, you're coding. You'll learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and you'll build a portfolio of projects along the way. I can't recommend FCC enough. www.theodinproject.com is also well-regarded, but I haven't used it myself.

I learned C# from Sam's Teach Yourself C#, which is a book series. It's much tougher than building websites because you also get to handle memory management and other fun stuff that's handled for you in most languages. Developing in C# paid better than what I do now, but I was treading water at best so I moved on.

I learned Salesforce through trailhead.salesforce.com, got certified in about a month, and have been an admin ever since. I'm slowly picking up Apex and Java so that I can become a full-fledged Salesforce developer and once I get there I'll take aim at climbing into management. You can get into the low six figures as an SFDC developer, but managing developers and projects is where the real loot is.

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 GrindPOWER$ said:
okay i got an mobile game idea i wonder who can i bring it to to make it for the cheap i see these people on twitter always promoting their mobile games i wonder how can i get mines out there.


good for this lady tho never too late to learn and earn.
go on upwork.com its legit as fu*k i use it all the time. Theres only one problem you have two options either a set price or pay by the half. Having a set price can hurt you. The best programmers dont come cheap.
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 Boogersugar said:
Folks are out of excuses for being broke! Software engineers get paid too much and all of the information you need is available for free online. I taught myself to code a few years back and my career has been groovy ever since. I strongly recommend it to any BXer that's looking for a different career or to make more cash. Make 2017 your bi*ch and get papered up
What would you recommend someone trying to learn from scratch?
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She's Asian, slap to follow.
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 Boogersugar said:
It depends on which basic and entry things you learn. Are you working on something already or looking into something specific?

If you're generally interested in CS, the best free resources online are geared towards web development and design. Personally, I learned how to code websites, taught myself C#, became a developer, then a consultant, then I taught myself Salesforce, became an administrator, and now I'm a Salesforce consultant.

I got my start with . It's interactive so you're not just reading, you're coding. You'll learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and you'll build a portfolio of projects along the way. I can't recommend FCC enough. is also well-regarded, but I haven't used it myself.

I learned C# from Sam's Teach Yourself C#, which is a book series. It's much tougher than building websites because you also get to handle memory management and other fun stuff that's handled for you in most languages. Developing in C# paid better than what I do now, but I was treading water at best so I moved on.

I learned Salesforce through trailhead.salesforce.com, got certified in about a month, and have been an admin ever since. I'm slowly picking up Apex and Java so that I can become a full-fledged Salesforce developer and once I get there I'll take aim at climbing into management. You can get into the low six figures as an SFDC developer, but managing developers and projects is where the real loot is.

Props to you God ...will check out FCC, you heard about treehouse ? Thinking of signing up for that as well
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