Codecademy's Origin

Dear Community,

I would like to know when and why Codecademy started and what was their first course.

Thanks! :smile:

Your fellow speedcuber,

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I believe the below video’s and articles will answer your questions

Wikipedia has all the facts

Why did Codecademy choose JavaScript as its first course?

About Codecademy




Here’s a very old version of the site, maybe less than two years from CC’s inception:

Notice carefully that it uses the old site design and the old cursive logo.

And you might be interested to note that the PHP track wasn’t there from the start, in fact, it wasn’t written by staff couse writers at all! It was a crowd-sourced progrram, multiple users of Codecademy (who already knew php) wrote units for each topic and then the CC staff selected the best combination.