code literacy

  • Code Literacy Doesn’t Need To Come At The Expense Of Other Skills Crunch Network

    Code Literacy Doesn’t Need To Come At The Expense Of Other Skills

    This week President Barack Obama rekindled a couple of the Internet’s favorite debates: whether it’s appropriate to take selfies at funerals, and whether everyone should learn to code. As part of Computer Science Education Week, Obama delivered a YouTube address titled “President Obama calls on every American to learn code.” “Learning these skills isn’t… Read More

  • 5 Ways To Learn Code From The Comfort Of Your Own Browser

    5 Ways To Learn Code From The Comfort Of Your Own Browser

    One of the big trends of the past couple years, spurred the growing demand for programmers, is the rise of in-browser programming tutorials. Gone are the days when you’d have to buy a book and configure a development environment before you could get your hands dirty with a little code. Maybe you want to start learning on your work computer and don’t have access to install a… Read More

  • Y Combinator Alum MakeGamesWithUs Wants To Turn High School Kids Into iPhone Game Developers

    Y Combinator Alum MakeGamesWithUs Wants To Turn High School Kids Into iPhone Game Developers

    MakeGamesWithUs is a new iOS game publishing company with a twist: its focus is on helping high school and college students to build games. MakeGamesWithUs us will take the kids’ creations, provide professional graphics and art and publish them in the App Store. The kids will own the code, and the company will own the graphics and take a cut of the sales. The company already has a few… Read More

  • Codecademy Hires Program or Be Programmed Author Douglas Rushkoff to Promote Code Literacy

    Codecademy Hires Program or Be Programmed Author Douglas Rushkoff to Promote Code Literacy

    Program or Be Programmed author, CNN columnist and Frontline documentary director Douglas Rushkoff announced on his blog today that he’s taken a job with Codecademy, a company that offer free online programming courses entirely through a web-based interface. Rushkoff writes that he is joining the company as an evangelist much in the same capacity as Vint Cerf’s role at Google as… Read More