codecademy

  • When Code Is Hot

    When Code Is Hot

    Suddenly programming is sexy. Codecademy is drawing hundreds of thousands to its online programming tutorials. “Those jumping on board say they are preparing for a future in which the Internet is the foundation for entertainment, education and nearly everything else … ensuring that they are not left in the dark ages,” says a recent New York Times piece. The NYT’s… Read More

  • Learning To Code Apps? Programr, The Codecademy For Higher-Level Languages, Adds Support For Android

    Learning To Code Apps? Programr, The Codecademy For Higher-Level Languages, Adds Support For Android

    Programr, an online lab for learning to code – yep, sort of like Codecademy, but for higher-level languages, has just introduced Android coding support. With the added option, aspiring student developers can create Android apps right in the browser. When the project is complete the apps can be downloaded into APK format, then loaded up on your Android devices, shared with friends or sent… Read More

  • Codecademy and The White House Announce Code Summer+ Youth Education Program

    Codecademy and The White House Announce Code Summer+ Youth Education Program

    Today, Codecademy in conjunction with The White House announced a new program to educate the nation’s underprivileged and disconnected youth: Code Summer+. The announcement was made at an event held by Twilio and hosted by US CTO Aneesh Chopra. There, Codecademy’s co-founder Zach Sims explained that as part of Obama’s larger Summer Jobs+ initiative, Code Summer+ will offer… Read More

  • Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    The nominations have been tabulated and the votes are in. Over 300,000 nominations were calculated across 20 categories. Along with our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, we are very proud to announce the finalists for 2011’s best in technology. Voting begins now. For 2011, we’ve added some new categories. Best Location App, Best Cloud Services and Biggest Social Impact join the… Read More

  • Codecademy’s CodeYear Attracts 100,000 Aspiring Programmers In 48 Hours

    Codecademy’s CodeYear Attracts 100,000 Aspiring Programmers In 48 Hours

    Talk about starting your year off on the right foot. Two days ago, Codecademy — a startup that’s looking to bring programming to the masses — launched a nifty initiative called Code Year. It’s pretty straightforward: sign up, and each week you’ll receive some programming lessons in your email inbox. And apparently, there are a lot of people who want to learn how… Read More

  • Still Looking For A New Year’s Resolution? How About Learning To Code …

    Still Looking For A New Year’s Resolution? How About Learning To Code …

    After eating something greasy to get rid of last night’s Jello shot-induced hangover, many of you are probably in the middle of writing your New Year’s resolutions. Well, here’s a good one (especially considering that the tech sector seems to be the only bright spot in a sort of lackluster economy) … Learn to code. The folks at Codecademy  have teamed up with a number… Read More

  • Codecademy Builds ‘Labs,’ A Web-Based Code Editor

    Codecademy Builds ‘Labs,’ A Web-Based Code Editor

    Smoking hot startup Codecademy, a service which teaches you how to program online has launched its Labs feature today, as a sign of things to come. Codecademy founder Zach Sims tells me that Codecademy, and specifically new hire Amjad Masad, built the feature because it wanted people to be able to play with what they’ve learned on Codecademy without having to download a… Read More

  • What Are The Best Startups Of 2011? #Crunchies

    What Are The Best Startups Of 2011? #Crunchies

    As open nominations for the 5th annual Crunchies awards enters its final week (nominate here until Dec 13), it’s time to figure out which are the best startups and products of 2011. The Crunchies, which we co-host along with GigaOm and VentureBeat, has 20 categories spanning but the most anticipated awards, the ones we save for last, are Best Overall Startup and Best New Startup of… Read More

  • Codecademy Raises $2.5 Million To Teach You How To Code

    Codecademy Raises $2.5 Million To Teach You How To Code

    The term “hot startup” gets bandied about pretty frequently. But there are few companies it applies to more than Codecademy, a startup which, of all things, teaches you how to program. Today, the company is announcing that it’s raised $2.5 million from an all-star roster to continue that mission. The $2.5 million funding round was led by Union Square Ventures, with… Read More

  • Codecademy Surges To 200,000 Users, 2.1 Million Lessons Completed In 72 Hours

    Codecademy Surges To 200,000 Users, 2.1 Million Lessons Completed In 72 Hours

    Three days ago I wrote about Codecademy — a slick, fun way to teach yourself how to program. The app has done an excellent job minimizing the frustration often associated with writing your first lines of code, and it sports a good-looking and intuitive interface. Another plus: the initial signup flow doesn’t show up til you’ve completed your first few lessons, so… Read More

  • Codecademy: A Slick, Fun Way To Teach Yourself How To Program

    Codecademy: A Slick, Fun Way To Teach Yourself How To Program

    You’ve read the inspirational posts on Hacker News. You’ve purchased the recommended books. You’ve bookmarked the online tutorials. You even plopped down $80 on a set of instructional videos, promising yourself that the investment would only make you more motivated. And for some reason, you still don’t know how to program. Codecademy, a new site that went live earlier… Read More