This is an archive of our AMA on March 24, 2017. Thank you everyone for participating!
This thread is now closed. If you'd like us to do this again, let us know!
Featured questions and answers:
Hey Codecademy, I'm fairly new to coding but I like what I've experienced so far and think that it could be a great career switch for me to make. How should I get there: what courses should I learn, what certifications do I need?
Short answer: find out which languages you love, build projects in that language, and then keep building them.
Read the thread for the long answer!
It's not an AMA without a couple water cooler questions, IMHO. So... what have you seen online recently that made you smile or laugh?
Top results are
xkcd, IAmDevloper, and The Venture Game.
Total Newb here. What sort of courses should I take when just starting out, if I was more interested in building games? How did you get started in the field? And what do your parents think you do, if they were to try and explain it to their friends? Thanks!
A great place to start is with
Hi, friends - I'm looking for a little guidance. My 12-year old son just taught himself Python through your site. Bravo to codeacademy for making it possible! (And of course, props to Antonio for doing the lessons himself.) My question: what language next? Is there a particular order he should be following?
I'm interested in full-stack development. What kind of skills should junior dev have in your opinion? What kind of projects would amaze future employers? (I know every company could have different approach, tell us what would you like to see from a person applying on junior position)
Our hiring manager emphasized the
softer skills and not just coding-specific qualifications.
Hello, after codecademy I made a career decision, and planning to have a degree of software engineering from college. And I can say: 1 - I love coding 2 - I'm okay with math 3 - I'm not quite into hardware
So could you tell me am I on the right path? Should I go for software engineering or is there any other field fits me better.
Our team gave some more
holistic advice about choosing the right path in learning to code.
What do you listen to while working? Would love some music recommendations or playlists. Thanks!
Our team shared
two playlists they use when coding to a deadline!
Other questions (click on the titles to see the entire thread!):
Hey! My question is: what types of roles on a startup team should be able to code (apart from developers, of course). Do you think that project managers, operations folk, customer success, etc. should know how? And if so, would HTML and CSS cover it? Thanks!
Hi Everyone :slight_smile:
I was just wondering if you could share a little bit about how you see Codecademy's curriculum evolving over the next few years.
At the moment, the current curriculum covers a wide range of programming languages & development tools. This is perfect for people just starting out with coding and those looking to try something new. However, once you've completed those courses there's the big question of where to go next.
Do you think Codecademy should keep adding new…
What do you tell yourself when things get hard? I'm more curious to know what other people tell themselves or what they do. What do you tell yourself when your stuck?
I have a couple of questions, but firstly - Congrats on launching a new product!
What would be the recommended steps after completing CC curriculum to make you more hirable? Is there a good way to get valuable experience or start building your portfolio out a bit, hopefully while also making some money?
To follow up on that, once you have a solid body of work to showcase - how would you recommend actually getting a job? I feel like there's a new "get hired at a startup" newsfeed …
Hey I'm fairly new to Codecademy. I was wondering, how do you make a website to learn coding , like this one, without people changing the source code accidentily?
What coding resources (like, a cheatsheet or a guidebook or something) do you use to do your jobs, and which ones would you recommend for new users?
Thanks everyone for taking part!