What is Coding? The Language of the Future
Codecademy’s main focus is on teaching employable digital skills in fields often referred to as “Computer Science”, “Web Development”, or “Programming”. As you may have already noticed, the internet is becoming increasingly popular, thus opening the door for those interested in creating websites, applications, and various design elements of the modern world. These are undoubtedly in-demand skills that are highly valuable in today’s world, and will be even more so in tomorrow’s. For many, this can be life-changing knowledge. And with the help of Codecademy, it is free and easily accessible to everyone.
Learning is a lifelong pursuit. Codecademy serves as an adjunct to a traditional four-year college education, while also filling the education gap for those who aren’t in a position to meet escalating costs for college-level skills in the current economy. We are building a way to learn that’s free, fun, accessible, collaborative, and capable of connecting you to a better life.
Fast Training, High Demand, and a Desirable Salary
By 2020, there will be 1 million more computer science jobs than there are graduates. And according to GlassDoor, the average national Web Developer salary is $67,000. Not bad for a career in which the skills can be acquired for free. Thank you Codecademy!
The Opportunity-Filled World of Web Development:
While attending Columbia University, the founders of Codecademy, Zach Sims & Ryan Bubinski, quickly realized the gap between what Computer Science programs were teaching at universities, and what skills employers were seeking. This gap in education became the foundation that Codecademy has been built on, and has acquired a gigantic following of interested learners in the process. To put it into perspective, the company was founded in August, 2011 & had over a million users within 5 months.
The internet has dramatically changed everything, from commerce to networking to healthcare, and more. But one of the greatest outcomes has been the change in the way we learn. Information is out there for those who seek it. And the one’s providing the information are continuously getting better and better at teaching it. Codecademy is right at the forefront of this movement.
Please Be Sure to Check Out the Following Articles Featuring Codecademy:
USA Today: Codecademy: Teach People to Code, Boost the Economy
“By 2020, it’s expected that there will be one million more computer science jobs than there are graduates.”
Forbes: Codecademy Raises $10 Million to Conquer the World
“Software is so much a part of our lives today that this is just a fundamental skill that people need.”
CBS News: Codecademy Bets That You Want to Learn to Program
“We’re doing something that involves real people building real skills.”
If you have any questions or comments concerning Codecademy, please leave them below. I’ll be happy to help any of you get started in the field of Web Development.
Written by Matthew Thomas