‘’Education is broken. Come help us build the education the world deserves.’’
In a recent blogpost of (at least I can imagine) the most famous student of our year (‘First step to “speak” code? by gabriellapimpao), an argument was made that managers and programmers should aim to understand each other so that they can actually work together within organisations.
I thought about this very topic during the previous summer, being fully ignorant about the ‘world of coding’. I reached out to some of my friends, asking them for advice: ‘’How should I learn to code?’’ They advised me to have a try at Codecademy, which I would like to tell you some more about here.
What I find (most) inspiring about Codecadamy is the way they think about education. They acknowledge that learning to code may not be optimally done in classrooms. Instead, the founders (Zach Sims & Ryan Bubinski) felt that the skills required in the current working environment could be much more effectively and efficiently learned in alternative ways. According to Codecadamy themselves, they are ‘building the education the world needs’ by providing a learning environment that is net native. Thereby, Codecadamy provides individuals with a set of skills that are relevant out there, at this very moment.
Have you ever tried Codecademy? What is your opinion on such online learning sources, and are there any other sources you know of which may facilitate the learning process of coding?