I’ve wanted to learn programming since I was a kid. For a while I was a beast (by 4th grade standards) at Quick Basic, but those days are long gone and my skills have gone with them. Lately, I’ve been itching to learn programming and there are a ton of resources out there to help people like me out (some listed below), but here is what happens. I start full of vigor and start going through online courses but the weirdest thing happens . . . work, life, other priorities. Eventually my coding ambitions go the way of the dodo to make room for these other “emergencies”.
I need help, I need more structure and an occasional kick in the butt. Code Academy to my rescue. They are offering free programming classes over a wide variety of languages throughout the year. Every week a lesson will be emailed to me and I will need to complete it. They are calling it Code Year. Hopefully, this sort of structure and community are what I need to finally keep on track till completion. Wish me luck and if you’d like to join, jump over to Code Academy and get started yourself.