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Codecademy

SUMMARY

Learn programming through an interactive experience.

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Synopsis

Zach Zims and Ryan Bubinski were frustrated at how difficult of a time they were having trying to learn how to code. They wanted to create a system that was more engaging and easier than learning from text books or web tutorials. So they created Codecademy, an online website that allows visitors to learn how to code by actually coding in real time.

Before players can even create an account, the website’s landing page encourages them to begin their journey by coding straight from the start. Only after completing a few short programming exercises, players get to create an account, save their progress, and see what rewards they’ve earned. Through a series of individual interactive courses, players are given enough knowledge to progress in exercises of varying difficulty, while sometimes only given enough information to solve a challenge, as they must draw upon previous exercises to come up with the solution.

As the website grows, Codecademy will take submissions for new courses and challenges.

Funders:
Various venture capitalists

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Platforms

Web/Online

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