If you’ve done any looking around this website one thing becomes pretty obvious: I don’t know how to code! I had developed an aversion to coding back in college; I was already an engineering major with a penchant for geekery– I was pretty sure knowing how to code would guarantee me a spot at the singles table at every future wedding I would ever attend. But alas, I should’ve known better— geeks always win in the end! If I had learned to code back then perhaps I would be rich beyond my wildest cat hat dreams by now…. or not…. but either way, it was a silly thing to avoid learning how to do.
Recently I had been trying to think of ways to spruce up Notsokitty.com without driving myself crazy in the process. Enter Codeacademy with their innovative and (better yet) FREE learn-to-code program “Code Year”. Founded on the premise that everybody in this age should know how to code, Code Year is an independently sponsored program that enables technically inclined people to be “building their own websites and apps in no time.” They just launched on January 1st, 2012 with the slogan that you could make this your new years resolution. I first read about codeacademy when I heard about Mayor Michael Bloomberg signing up— also in the same article I read how top coders become so popular they need agents like Hollywood movie stars—- I WAS SOLD!
Will I become a super coder with a Hollywood agent as a result of the Code Year program? Probably not….. But perhaps Codeacademy can give me some more flexibility to how I approach and design Notsokitty.com or technical problems elsewhere in life. Or at least something to mention at nerdy dinner parties 🙂