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I’m off to Code Academy

I’m joining Mayor Bloomberg of New York by joining the Codeacademy in 2012. For those unfamiliar with the concept Codeacademy was launched by a new start up in New York to make programming more accessible. Education has for some time been seemingly focused on how to use software rather than how to create it, which is a much more valuable skill to have.

Personally I’ve worked with server languages like Javascript, ASP and PHP in my projects going on for five years – but have never ‘gone back to square one’ in terms of programming essentials. Codeacademy presents a series of lessons in an easily accessible interface to allow quick progress and a satisfying level of knowledge retention, something I’ve always found lacking from many books.

2012 is apparently going to be the year the masses become familiar with the concept of programming, something i think will only benefit us all as community projects develop constantly evolving applications that touch our day-to-day lives. We could see an acceleration in the progress towards more efficient yet more powerful software that speeds up the tasks we constantly find more and more tiresome in the digital age.

Screenshot of Codeacademy website

by Daniel George

23 January, 2012

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