5 Reasons Why You Have To Be on Codecadamy (and a video)

If you ever want to do anything with technology, and you don’t have a coding background already, use Codecadamy.org. Let me explain to you the five reasons why there’s no excuse not to use it.

  1. It’s easy. I started with no coding skills whatsoever beyond making paragraphs and headings in HTML.  Within three days of starting Codecadamy, I already had a proficient knowledge in CSS and HTML. It’s not always going to be easy, because topics gradually get more advanced, but it’s a really easy starting place, and the pace of teaching is just right so that you’re not bored, but you’re not overwhelmed.
  2. It’s valuable. What has this done for me in month one? I’ve always had several design changes in mind for my site, but I was always too intimidated to do anything about it. With the knowledge I picked up, I was able to make some big changes in minutes, and without fear.
  3. It’s free. It’s literally 100% free. There aren’t even ads. Codecadamy is a non-profit, which means that there’s absolutely no barrier to entry.
  4. It’s fun. Codecadamy is based upon an educational principle called Gamification. Completing goals, projects, exercises, and challenge moves you up the progress bar of a track, earns you points, and badges. The fun of watching these accumulate really helps me persevere through even the hardest activities.
  5. It could land you a job. I’ve got a ways to go, but plenty of people have already gone from zero to hacker in months, and landed jobs at major companies like Google and Facebook, and startups like Square.

And if that didn’t convince you…

Michael Sitver

Michael Sitver is a technology insider who has been blogging about technology since 2011. Along the way, he's interviewed founders of innovative startups, and executives from fortune 500 companies, and he's tried dozens or hundreds of gadgets. Michael has also contributed to works featured in Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the associated press. Michael also occasionally consults, and writes for Seeking Alpha and Yahoo News.

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