“Our hope is that together we can end the days when only overachieving students in schools wealthy enough to have a computer science teacher on their faculty have access to programming classes,” said Treehouse co-founder Alan Johnson.
“We’re hoping to modernize the curriculum to make coding easier to teach,” said Hadi Partovi, creator of Code.org.
Guest Post Hadi and Ali Partovi are the co-founders of Code.org.
“Coding is the American Dream. If you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or even want a high paying job, those jobs are for programmers,” said Code.org founder Hadi Partovi.
“We are always killing ourselves to better serve our students,” writes Treehouse co-founder Ryan Carson in an email to VentureBeat.
The scholarship will allow ten recipients from diversity-focused technology groups to attend FutureStack13, New Relic’s conference coming up in one month and taking place in San Francisco.
GitHub thinks that learning to code can change lives. Here are the stories to prove it, as well as info on how you can support this great cause.
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As few as 5 percent of American schools have computer science classes, and most of them aren’t in poor, at-risk districts like Umatilla, Ore., where people earn around $15,000 per year on average. But better education & access to jobs could change that.
Beginning in the fall, Boston-based Beaver County Day School will make it a requirement for students to take coding lessons.
An ed-tech startup called Learnable is doling out $10 million in free software, so Australia’s school kids can learn web and mobile development skills online.
The self-destructing messaging app reminds us of Mission Impossible.
Kids are given a huge advantage in the STEM world if they learn to code now.
Pluralsight, which offers learn-to-code video coursework, will grow its library to more than 1,000 courses. The integration of the two sites into the Pluralsight fold will occur over the next few months.
Now, you’ll be able to soak in Treehouse’s coursework from just about anywhere. Lessons include everything from professionally produced instructional videos to an IDE for coding on the go.
Without question, tech is one of the hottest industries right now for young folks and ambitious job-seekers. But when you don’t start out on the inside, how do you scale the walls of the tech community?
While the job board will have a mix of positions at entry and management levels, Treehouse founder Ryan Carson said it speaks to his main passion: serving the underserved and marginalized.
Like Shutterstock itself, which serves as a marketplace for freelancers to vend their wares to end customers, Skillfeed will be a middle man-type service between instructor/experts and learners.
Code for America’s founder Jennifer Pahlka will serve as the deputy CTO under Todd Park, and will bring “lean startup” principles to government.
Hacker bootcamp school Hackbright will take 10 weeks to train the moms accepted into the program. During this time, old skills will get a refresh and new skills will be taught.
“We know that exploring and modifying code is one of the best ways to master markup, so this tool will be a huge help to our students as they learn.”
Editor’s Pick “I have two kids, nine and six, a boy and a girl. And they’re exposed to so much technology. But their schools haven’t changed in 50 years. They’re teaching the same stuff in different ways.”
The Tynker Learning Platform, which uses its own visual programming language, is focused on bringing better STEM education tools into classrooms
“All the kids are from at-risk homes. These kids have never coded before, and I’ve talked to them in person, and I’m 99 percent confident we will be able to place them in jobs.”
How Facebook’s CEO helped a kid on a bike by answering programming questions on his daily walk. AWWWWW.
Code.org is an advocacy campaign focused at getting more kids interested in computer science. It’s also working to get more states, schools, and teachers on board with the program.
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Learning to write a programming language often goes hand-in-hand with building a startup. Treehouse to the rescue!
Editor’s Pick In San Francisco, two guys are putting women through a 10-week bootcamp in software development. The goal: to change the gender ratio of the tech industry.
Today Codecademy is launching a new partnership with nine companies to help budding developers learn APIs and create actual functioning sites, projects, and even products.
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Treehouse, a learn-to-code-online company, is putting its platform where its mouth is and taking on one of America’s toughest towns, economically speaking: Detroit.
A month or two of coding lessons can take the sting of shame away from the “social media experts” on your gift list.
What’s Treehouse got that Codecademy ain’t got? A book deal, for one thing, says founder Ryan Carson.
Course helps you learn how to build animations, interactions, and other dynamic content into their creations.
Learn-to-code sites are all the rage. So are WordPress sites. This announcement from web wonderboy Ryan Carson is playing to a major trend.
Codecademy, Startuplandia’s favorite online coding teacher, has just added Ruby to its library of courses.
More and more people are getting the itch to learn how to code — or wake up one day and realizing their futures depend on it. The “Geekfather” Ryan Carson is helping them through a series of onine courses, the latest one teaching PHP.
As technology becomes more and more ingrained in our everyday lives, you have to make a choice: Are you a consumer of tech, or are you someone who understands it?