John Probert @jprobert World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Groups AI for Conservation Hello all, I found a Youtube video that shows how to code in Python in six lines, powered by Google. Enjoy! Regards, John Expand all Collapse all Oldest first Latest first Most popular Stephanie O'Donnell @StephODonnell | She / Her WILDLABS I'm the Community Manager at WILDLABS 9 May 2016 10:06am Thanks for sharing this, John! I'm interested in opening this thread up and asking a broader question.. What are your go-to resources for learning code? How did you get started (and why)? Are you a complete beginner to programming and not sure where to start or what language to choose? This resource and the accompanying infographic (attached below) is a helpful jumping off point. Personally, I got started with coding a few years ago through skillcrush.com. The reason I liked it was fun, simple and liked the capacity to code in the browser and see it displayed as I wrote it - which is really helpful to connect what you're writing with the action it produces. Plus, it was taugh by women and aimed at women.. something I found made it really welcoming and accessible as someone not coming from a tech background. Although that was how I got started, there are lots of other great (and often free) sites that will get you started with coding. Here are a few: Udacity Codecademy Code School Dash Code Avengers WiBit.Net What are your suggestions? Where would you start? Reply X Reply John Probert @jprobert World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) 9 May 2016 5:38pm Hello all, I recentyl found a new course focusing on Tableau, which is used to visualize data. The course does have a business focus to it, but the lessons learned using the software can be applied in an ecology context. Furthermore, I've been seeing a lot of job postings asking for a Tableau background, so this might give you the edge you need! Regards, John Reply X Reply John Probert @jprobert World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) 10 May 2016 3:21pm Hello all, I found a new course in R focused on introducing R to those working in natural resources management. I think this can be a wonderful resource for R users! Reply X Reply Alan Stenhouse @astenh University of Adelaide 10 June 2016 2:51am Selecting software to use depends on your requirements - of course, there are other reasons for selection as well (familiarity, etc). If you're not a programmer or relatively new to software dev, there are a range of possibilities out there. One that I've used and like is called LiveCode and is also open-source. Can be used to make apps for mac, windows, linux, iOS + Android, and they even have a version to be used on Raspberry Pi. So might be worth checking out for some of you. You can check it out at www.livecode.com. I don't have any connection with them, though I do use the software, and have created plenty of apps with it. HTH someone. :-) Reply X Reply Want to share your own conservation tech experiences and expertise with our growing global community? Login or register to start posting!