Hello everyone! Today I'd like to propose that some of the more experienced programmers around BYOND do something that can truly benefit the community: Adopt a Novice. What I mean by this is that you take someone under your wing that is willing to actually learn how to program, and teach them how to.
This doesn't have to be some insane undertaking that makes you bash out ERTYDFGHCVB from your keyboard using your forehead. Find someone who would like to learn how to program, and teach them. I've found someone, and I'm teaching him using TeamViewer and DM how to program, starting from the planning stages, and working his way up to finishing a small project meant to teach him the basics. My goal for the end of this is to teach him enough DM that he can go from there and learn more on his own, and eventually produce fun and interesting games for all of us to play.
So jump on this bandwagon! It can only benefit BYOND.