May 30, 2012—Programming is in fact highly accessible, and the entire technology community (yes, Facebook, Google, Skype, Apple executives and all) want you to try it out. It’s just like learning a new language in your free time. You’re just using an iPhone instead of Rosetta Stone to do it. Here are some suggestions, courtesy of our speakers, on how to get over that initial apprehension: To get started, watch Stanford’s CS106A lectures on YouTube, download the starter code, and try the projects for yourself; write an iPhone or Android application, and see it through. Web platforms such as Sencha make mobile programming more accessible to anyone. Conceptualize your app, write the code, test it out with users, and then make it better.