There are no more excuses: “Learning to code is fast becoming a necessary life skill,” Larry Kim, WordStream founder, posted on Twitter. He is one of several startup leaders that encourages learning to code.
— Larry Kim (@larrykim) November 9, 2016
Including Sam Altman, the American entrepreneur and venture capitalist, who realistically pointed out that coding is not for everyone, but everyone should at least have the opportunity.
1/Everyone should have the opportunity to learn to code. But it’s not the answer to everything. Not everyone will like it or be good at it.
— Sam Altman (@sama) 21. September 2015
Even President Obama is pushing for coding lessons in schools, business angel George Howard shared on Twitter.
true: Obama: Everybody’s Got to Learn How to Code: http://t.co/66fgAuncdn
— George Howard (@gah650) February 15, 2015
That is why we compiled six online resources that are an easy way to venture into the world of coding. CSS, HTML, Java… it’s all there. The only thing missing is self-discipline.
Kahn Academy is a learning resource for multiple different subjects, including computer programming. The academy is partnered with prestigious organizations, like the California Academy of Sciences, MIT and NASA. And that’s not even the best part. All the courses are free, but they do ask for donations.
Codecademy is an interactive platform that offers courses on programming. The courses cover CSS, HTML and Java, and are often available in more than one language. Did we mention it is free?
MIT OpenCourseWare is a platform that shares of all the teaching materials used at one of the world’s most premier universities. The materials cover multiple subjects, including business, health and medicine, mathematics and computer science. Specialties include algorithms and data structures, artificial intelligence, data mining, coding languages, cryptography and many more. And guess what? It’s free, too.
Free Code Camp is unique in that it offers free classes and certificates, while helping non-profit organizations. Students who complete 1,200 hours of challenges (it is self-paced, don’t worry) can then build real solutions for a non-profit organization. While developing these coding solutions the students are under the supervision of a project manager and an individual from the nonprofit.