Hopefully showing that these massively influential people started just like everyone else, and if they made it, you can too!
Let's take a look at what he had to say, shall we?
1. Tell me a bit about yourself (hobbies, education, etc)
I left school at 16 and I've been programming forever.
I have three children so who has time for hobbies? Haha. I play FIFA (the soccer video game) quite a lot just to ensure I actually have something other than programming I can talk about..
2. How old were you when you started programming? And what language was it?
Around 5. I don't remember but my parents have photos! I first remember programming around 6 years old but it was just very basic PRINTing to the screen, etc, nothing fancy!
4. What got you started with it?
5. If you could re-define the language, what would you change?
The accessibility. I'm not a huge fan of many of the language's features but people seem to find it easy to learn and get involved with.
7. What advice would you give to someone who's just starting to learn JS/Node?
8. Any particular learning resource you'd like to recommend?
MDN, Wes Bos's courses, and always good books (such as those by Dr. Axel).
9. Is there a project / website / something you'd like to promote while you're at it?
10. Favorite superhero?
(Note from Fernando: I love this question, we're getting responses that are outside of what we would expect. Do you know who Grace Hopper is? If you don't, you should!)
What did you think?
I liked the fact that he's been punching keys on and off since he was 5 (or 6) years old! Coming from a parent of 2, I definitely want my kids to learn how to code in the near future, given the fact that now everything is digital. But that wasn't the case back then, I'm not sure when Peter was born (thinking back on it, I should ask a question about that... mh), but when I was a kid (early 80's), that wasn't the case and I would've loved having contact with computers at such an early age!
Leave your comments below if you have any questions for him or comments about his answers!
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See you on the next one!