Codecademy.com

Months ago I saw a video on Facebook that stuck with me. (See video below or click here).  The entrepreneurs of many successful companies all got their start from learning programming:  Facebook, Dropbox, Fab, just to name a few.

It’s not just something only geeks do with their time.  In fact, students are really encouraged to learn programming.  It seems there is a lack of computer programming education in schools.  I know they didn’t have them in high school when I was younger but this is a new day and age and change is always happening;  so adaptation is key in this fast moving world.  Code.org is a good place to start to find which website or even a local school that offers a certain programming language you want to learn.

To all the teachers, parents, and students, or anyone just curious (like myself):  check out Codecademy.com!  It’s made to be step-by-step, user-friendly, and free!  I’m not saying you will be a programming genius by the time you finish the offered courses of a programming language.  But the point is to try something new, fun, learn, and is made easier just for you so you can have additional and better opportunities for whatever life may take you.

You can start to learn your choice of offered languages and no prior knowledge of programming or computer science is required:

  • JavaScript
  • HTML/CSS
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • APIs

I’ve tried teaching myself to learn Java and I am in the middle of learning Objective-C.  Someday I will finish what I set out to do.  But for now, Python looks fun to learn since it’s a higher-level language (an easier language) to help grasp the bigger concepts.

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