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January 6, 2012

Michael Bloomberg: Possibly a coder? Depends on how his resolution goes.

  • cool Codecademy wants to encourage people to learn how to program, and they did so by creating a game-based platform that encourages reward-based learning.
  • cooler In a spark of genius and a great kick in the pants, the company created a New Year’s resolution idea called #Codeyear, which allows users to resolve to code in 2012.
  • coolest El Bloombito himself — NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg — revealed he plans to take part. Sounds like someone’s going to learn a new language: Ruby. source

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19:52 // 2 years ago
October 30, 2011

This Startup Costs Me Thousands Of Dollars…

parislemon:

…simply because they didn’t exist yet.

Codecademy.

About 6 years ago, I decided I was going to go back to school to learn how to code. I had very casually dabbled with some simple stuff ranging from HTML to C++, but decided I needed a more formal setting to truly learn. I was wrong.

It’s not that I didn’t learn anything going back to school — I did. But I was wrong that I needed to learn in a formal school setting. As any programmer will tell you, you’ll learn a lot more by doing things on the fly. 

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Ties into our last post. This is an awesome way to learn programming, guys. Get started. Put your mind to it. Go for it. It’s time to break a sweat. Rock and roll, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

22:31 // 2 years ago