1. Code Fights!
Don’t worry, you can play “solo” until you work up the confidence to play a human. Find and fix the incorrect logic in your programming language of choice. The first few solo matches I tried were really hard, but hang in there. And when I accidentally hit the “play an actual person” button I did not wholly embarrass myself.
This was brought up in a listserv this week by a bunch of academics. Here be dragons.