For this session we’ll have a short presentation and demo of using AI to do live coding.
- Is coding with an AI agent “cheating” and will it make you a weaker programmer or
- Is it like pair programming with a cool senior or dumb junior dev that makes you a better engineer?
- What are the pitfalls? How would people catch bugs? Is the AI version the proper solution when there are so many different ways to tackle the problem?
- How much will this be used in everyday life in the future?
It’d also be cool to see people who never code use some of these tools to make code.
Impact on women and nonbinary folks
Before the advent of digital processes in graphic design in the 1970s design was very much a “man’s” world and very macho. (See the film Making Graphics) Automation and digital processes enabled many women enter the field, creating a ton of pink collar design and graphics jobs. Often women were selected because they were cheaper, and it created a huge cultural shift, though men retained the prize higher level jobs.
With the advent of AI agents will more women enter the space in pink collar jobs or will they be able to be a greater part of the product design process?
If all goes well maybe we can make a quickie group project and put it up on our sudoroom GitHub!