Archive for March 12, 2012

APM’s Marketplace: Why you should learn to code

I’m a listener of American Public Media’s Marketplace, and I was surprised to see that they’re getting on the “computing for everyone” bandwagon.  But arguing that Code Year will not only work (you’ll learn to code, if you give them five hours a week), but it will “be fun” may be promising more than they even Code Year promises.

Code Year’s minimum commitment is one new lesson every week. The company says that it will take a typical person about five hours to complete a lesson, so you’re looking at about an hour of training every weekday. That’s not so bad, considering that the lessons are free and the reward could be huge.

By helping you get acquainted with the primary force driving the modern economy, learning to code is becoming nearly as important as knowing how to read and write. One more thing — it’ll be fun!

via Why you should learn how to code | Marketplace from American Public Media.

March 12, 2012 at 10:30 am 1 comment


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