Why can't there be a live home-work session or a practical real-time application development session to give a feel to new-comers of what actually development is. This could also help in the imparting best industry practices at an early time
This could be something to organise in chat.
On DIY we have a regular Project Update Thursday where people come along and talk about their latest DIY projects (or not).
If people think that this might work, then we'll need to come up with some guidelines on:
- how often the sessions were run
- how long the sessions would be
- what sort of topics to discuss