The last weeks I've been doing some interesting things.
Normally I'm asked to train or coach people when they already have some experience in the IT-field, or know some things about Oracle SQL, PLSQL and APEX. Or I need to train youngsters who already know a lot about the internet and web development.
But what about people who have no real IT experience and are 55+ old? Is it possible to let these people know something about web development and get them up to speed with Oracle Application Express?
The reason I found it an interesting idea, are multiple:
- if you can teach people from that generation a "web 2.0" solution, everybody should be able to learn it
- 55+ people have time, their children are already older, their career is probably in a direction
- motivated 55+ people are searching for a challenge and want something new
- some managers seem to think their 55+ staff can only do "old" stuff, which I don't agree with
- it's a challenge to teach normal people (= non-programmers) development skills and you'll probably need to explain more and better so they can really understand
I thought to seperate the posts in
- Part 1: The landscape (more info about 55+ person and the environment)
- Part 2: The first steps (the start)
- Part 3: The positive points and challenges
- Part 4: The first APEX application
- Part 5: The next steps
- Part 6: Conclusion