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Featured Ed Effort: Codecademy

Posted in Knerds on July 17, 2013 by

The world needs more programmers. In the U.S. alone, demand for software developers is expected to increase 30% by 2020 — way above the average for other jobs. Codecademy hopes to help fill this need by providing a fun, accessible, engaging, and free way for anyone to learn how to code. Students can engage with the Codecademy community as they build interactive websites, games, and apps using newfound skills in web fundamentals and programming languages like HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Python, and Ruby.

Says Founder and CEO Zach Sims, “Programming makes us think in new and different ways. We love exposing people to programming in an easy, fun, community-oriented environment.”