Programming is great but have you learnt how to code in Python while listening to ASMR?
I like coding. I even studied Computer Science in 2008 at Nottingham Trent University. But I only lasted 6 months before dropping out. Why? It wasn’t what I expected at all. I struggled to get into group work and there was a lot of project management which tipped me over the edge.
Coding wise, I had to learn C++. In itself, it wasn’t a problem but it just reminds me of some bad times. And it was a far cry from my experiences with HTML, which isn’t even a programming language (it’s a markup language – look it up) Ugh.
Fast forward 11 years and I work in search engine optimisation. That means engaging with a lot of code. But recently, I started learning how to code in Python.
So far so good but what if you could learn how to code with ASMR? That’s exactly what Zen ASMR has done with their Typing & Soft/Whisper series.
What is ASMR?
ASMR stands for “autonomous sensory meridian response” and it describes a tingling sensation you can get over your body from certain stimuli such as:
- Soft, repetitive sounds
- Mouth sounds like crunching, chewing, or biting food
- Receiving personal attention
- Tapping or stroking objects, with fingertips or fingernails
- Playing with soft objects like feathers
It’s a phenomenon that has produced over 13 million ASMR videos on YouTube, according to a recent University of Sheffield study. It can help to people to deal with mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety (I can attest to that as it helps me with both) as well as physical benefits such as decreasing heart rates and aiding sleep.
Who is Zen ASMR?
Zen ASMR is a YouTube channel whose videos “bring you relaxation and calmness”. Videos feature everything from Minecraft playthroughs to reading and playing with Lego.
ASMR is perfect for learning how to code in Python
Learning anything new can be stressful. That’s why mixing sensory stimuli like softly spoken voices to explain technical information can help it sink in. It beats a boring hour-long lecture.
The video isn’t necessarily for beginners and it won’t replace a well-structured course on Python but anyone wanting to get a gist of the language would do well to give this a watch.
Python is a versatile programming language
The video is from 2015 and things have changed for Python since then. As of 1st January 2020, Python 3 will only be supported and Python 2 will be put to pasture (so to speak).
Python is used by the likes of Google, Facebook, CERN, and NASA for disciplines like AI and machine learning. This is thanks to its object-oriented approach and versatility for a wide range of projects. It also features heavily in information security which is a major industry worth over $114bn.
Want to know more about how to code in Python?
There is a wide range of online courses you can get into for coding in Python including:
You can’t say no to a free course, right?
(shout out to @TartanLlama for the inspiration)