Podcast: Basic Computer Programming With No Code by Dr Tim Willis
This is a podcast of when Dr Tim Willis gave a talk on the Basics of Computer Programming Without The code.
He taught himself Sinclair Basic as a 13-year-old, as the only way to play games back then was to laboriously type them into a computer from magazines. He used to have to start all over again as soon as he switched the computer off, until many years later he got a tape recorder. He learned how the code worked by experimenting with changing things.
Tim founded the Flexpansion app business in 2008 at the end of his PhD when he got some funding. The app has been out in the Android store since August 2011 and have had over 15,000 downloads. The Flexpansion app is an advanced text prediction system which is customisable and has many applications in industry.