Diving into the world of development without prior programming experience can be disorienting at best. Lack of context, lack of vocabulary, and an overabundance of fear, doubt, and frustration are just part of the barrage newcomers experience. But who they work with and the environment surrounding how they learn can be huge factors that contribute to success. What are the best ways to facilitate learning, talk about abstract technical concepts, and absorb the bombardment of new information? We’ll explore practical methods that create an environment for success no matter the equation. Whether you’re without experience, growing your skill set, mentoring, or simply communicating with others about code, you’ll learn to see with the clarity of a newcomer’s eyes and the keen ones of an expert.