Code.org is a non-profit foundation dedicated to growing computer programming education. Their goals include:
- Spreading the word that there is a worldwide shortage of computer programmers, and that it's much easier to learn to program than you think.
- Building an authoritative database of all programming schools, whether they are online courses, brick+mortar schools or summer camps.
As I dove into coding again myself recently I directly saw the importance of this initiative, so I'm all for spreading the word. Well, to be completely honest, throw Gabe Newell in any video and I'll probably share and support it. Gabe Newell, or bacon.
Anyway, with testimonials from (some of my personal) heroes like Gabe Newell (You can never have enough Gabe Newell), Nicholas Negroponte, Stephen Hawking, Tony Hsieh, Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Clinton and many more, it's hard to ignore an initiative like Code.org. Also, let's not forget The most memorable quote of them all:
If you're interested in learning to code, there are great places to start! Checkout Codecademy.com (my personal favourite!) The Starter League & Treehouse for starters. There's probably many more. If you have good suggestions, let me know and I'll add them. :)