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Codecademy eyes the enterprise with $40 million in new capital

After going over four years without raising any capital, coding class platform Codecademy has raised a new tranche of money: a $40 million Series D round led by Owl Ventures, with participation from Prosus and Union Square Ventures. The startup is the latest edtech business to bring on capital after years without it, a list that includes ClassDojo, CourseHero, Quizlet and Udacity. But founder Zach Sims, who began the company in 2011 as a Columbia student, says that Codecademy’s growth, and hunge...
Tags: Startups, TC, Codecademy, Education, India, Tech, Coding, Edtech, Columbia, Udacity, Union Square Ventures, Chegg, Sims, Zach Sims, Owl Ventures, Recent Funding


11 free or affordable online courses to learn SQL, offered by schools like Harvard, Duke, and the University of Michigan

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Codecademy; iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider SQL (Structured Query Language) is a popular programming language, most commonly used in data analysis.Careers that use SQL range from data science to full-stack engineering.Below are 11 free or cheap online courses and programs you can take to learn SQL, from edX, Coursera, Codecademy, FutureLearn, LinkedIn Learning, and Udemy.If you've eyed Glassdoor's...
Tags: Python, UK, Codecademy, Trends, Harvard, Ibm, Java, Udemy, Raspberry Pi Foundation, Glassdoor, University Of Michigan, University of California Davis, Duke University, Capstone, Harvard Duke, Drazen


If you're interested in coding but don't know where to start, Codecademy's free online courses are perfect for beginners

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Code Academy; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Codecademy is a great resource for free coding lessons in popular programming languages like Python, Java, SQL, HTML, JavaScript, C++, R, and more.The coding classes below offer free tutorials, but a Pro membership ($19.99 per month annually) is required to access quizzes and projects.On top of the free option, Pro memberships provide access to more in-d...
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Codecademy is offering 21% off all its annual memberships through January 22

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Code Academy; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Codecademy offers basic online coding, computer science, data science, and web development classes for free.To get a certificate of completion and unlimited access, you have to be a Pro or Pro Student member.From January 11-22, Codecademy is offering 21% off all annual memberships, making standard Pro memberships only $189.51 for the whole year. Eligible...
Tags: Codecademy, Trends, Columbia University, Julia Pugachevsky, Alyssa Powell Business Insider Codecademy


To win post-pandemic, edtech needs to start thinking big

The edtech market raked in more than $10 billion in venture capital investment globally in 2020, but for students, parents and teachers, the year was defined more by its scramble than its surge. Nandini Talwar, a student and teacher’s assistant at Columbia University, wants to hold more efficient office hours so students don’t have to wait on a Zoom call. TraLiza King, a director at PWC and single mother, needs a Zoom alternative for her 4-year-old, who is too young to understand how to mute and...
Tags: TC, Codecademy, Education, Tech, Digital Divide, Pwc, Venture Capital, Columbia University, North Carolina, TCG, Edtech, Piazza, Zach Sims, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Bryce Durbin, Quizlet


Codecademy started as a Columbia University programming club — now a reported 45 million people use the site to learn how to code for cheap

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Code Academy; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Codecademy is an online learning website focused on coding, with over 45 million users, created to teach programming in an engaging, effective way.Use it to learn 12 different programming languages such as Python, Java, Go, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, C++, Swift, and Sass, as well as markup languages such as HTML and CSS. Basic access is free, but the site's ...
Tags: Facebook, Codecademy, US, Trends, Harvard, Yale, Columbia University, Airbnb, Skype, Coursera, Sass, Sims, Zach Sims, CME, Ryan Bubinski, Mara Leighton


Codeacademy is offering discounted membership pricing to college students for the first time — sign up now and receive an additional 20% off

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Code Academy; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Codecademy, a popular e-learning website focused on coding, just launched its first student membership for eligible college students.The cheaper Student Pro membership is just $150 per year and provides the same access as the full-priced Codecademy Pro, which typically costs $240 per year.The program includes step-by-step guidance, peer support, addition...
Tags: Codecademy, Trends, Css, Columbia University, Mara Leighton, Alyssa Powell Business Insider Codecademy, Career Paths Data Science, Zach Sims Codeacademy


Alexis Ohanian is leaving Initialized Capital

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is leaving Initialized Capital, the investment firm he co-founded in 2011 with Garry Tan, as first reported Axios and confirmed by TechCrunch. The move comes weeks after Ohanian publicly stepped down from the Reddit board of directors, with Y Combinator president Michael Seibel taking his spot. Ohanian launched Initialized Capital back in 2011 with a $7 million investment vehicle. Since, the San Francisco-based firm has grown immensely and made early stage bet...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Codecademy, San Francisco, Tech, Cruise, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Instacart, Coinbase, Black, TechCrunch, Garry Tan, Initialized Capital, Flexport, Alexis


Enriching Education: Codecademy Free Learning at Home Day

With school closures and classes shifting to online curriculum across the nation, Codecademy is partnering with Y Combinator, Duolingo, Twitch, Casper, Headspace, and dozens of other organizations to host “ Learn From Home Day ” on Wednesday, May 13, from 10:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Codecademy, Frugality


4 edtech CEOs peer into the industry’s future

When Zach Sims first started pitching his coding startup, Codecademy , he framed it to investors as a corporate tutoring company. That was intentional, despite the fact that edtech is a $5 trillion business. “It was much easier for investors to understand instead of an education company,” he said, noting that the industry has long been defined by tight budgets and slow sales cycles. But, as millions adopt remote learning overnight, edtech’s reputation is changing — and investors are scramblin...
Tags: Startups, TC, Codecademy, Education, Tech, Edtech, Udemy, Zach Sims, Market Analysis, Quizlet, DreamBox Learning, Darren Shimkus, Matthew Glotzbach, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Learn To Code If You’ve Lost Your Job

Learning to code was the thing that unlocked it all for me. I learned to hack in Basic during high school. I parlayed that into a programming job in college, which led to my first job out of college, which then led to a job that helped me pay for graduate school, which led to a job in venture capital. That is why I have made getting computer science broadly deployed in the K-12 system in NYC and around the US the philanthropic effort that I put most of my charitable time into. I really belie...
Tags: Codecademy, US, Trends, Hacking Education, Albert Wenger


The 15 coding languages with the highest salaries, and how to learn them online at no cost

If you're self-isolating and have extra time on your hands, or if you recently became unemployed and are looking to gain an in-demand skill, learning how to code could help your career. According to jobs site Indeed.com, the two most in-demand jobs of 2020 are software architect and full-stack developer, both of which require a proficiency in coding. Tech company HackerRank polled over 116,000 software engineers to find out which languages are associated with the highest salary. From C++ and P...
Tags: Codecademy, Youtube, Trends, HackerRank, Ruby, Swift, Udacity, Pascal, Udemy, PERL, Kotlin, Edureka, Mosh Hamedani, CS Dojo, FreeCodeCamp, YouTube Prolog


Codeacademy has already outlived many rivals — is that enough?

Codeacademy, the New York-based online interactive platform that offers coding classes in a wide variety of programming languages, is a little like background noise; it’s been operating reliably since founder Zach Sims created the company while still a Columbia University student in 2011. It’s a brand that people know and that millions have used, but because it has grown steadily, without headline-making funding rounds — or, conversely, newsworthy layoffs —  the 90-person company doesn’t routine...
Tags: TC, New York, Codecademy, India, Tech, Brazil, Columbia University, Union Square Ventures, Naspers, Sims, Zach Sims, Codeacademy, Coding Schools, Lambda School


Codecademy has already outlived many rivals — is that enough?

Codecademy, the New York-based online interactive platform that offers coding classes in a wide variety of programming languages, is a little like background noise; it’s been operating reliably since founder Zach Sims created the company while still a Columbia University student in 2011. It’s a brand that people know and that millions have used, but because it has grown steadily, without headline-making funding rounds — or, conversely, newsworthy layoffs —  the 90-person company doesn’t routinel...
Tags: TC, New York, Codecademy, India, Tech, Brazil, Columbia University, Union Square Ventures, Naspers, Sims, Zach Sims, Coding Schools, Lambda School


Is Jonathan Cornelissen a man more people should know about?

Jonathan Cornelissen was the first CEO of a company called DataCamp. While he was the CEO at DataCamp he did a lot for the company, for example, he helped the company to obtain over 4 million students, 100k+ subscribers and helped them more than double their revenue five years in a row. DataCamp is a platform to learn about data science founded in 2012. Not only did  Jonathan founded DataCamp but he is also an angel investor, investing in companies like Clevergirlfinance, Perch.fit and more.  ...
Tags: Facebook, Codecademy, DataCamp, Jonathan, Cornelissen, Jonathan Cornelissen, Jonathan founded DataCamp, Clevergirlfinance Perch, CodeSchool


10 Ways Python Can Boost Your Technical SEO

Everyone is talking about artificial intelligence, machine learning, voice search, NLP as the new trends emerging in the marketing technology space. Python is the programming language that gained huge popularity recently in the technology industry. Now, the SEO community is also loving and accepting the language to automate their work and made life easier. It’s not necessary to be a data scientist or any tech geek to understand this programming language. The simple syntax and huge library make ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Python, Business, Codecademy, Netflix, Salesforce, Einstein, Kaggle, Derek Hawkins, Salesforce Einstein, Ways Python Can Boost Your Technical SEO, Pynthia, SEJ Netflix


Google’s Grasshopper coding class for beginners comes to the desktop

Google today announced that Grasshopper, its tool for teaching novices how to code, is now available on the desktop, too, in the form of a web-based app. Back in 2018, Grasshopper launched out of Area 120 as a mobile app for Android and iOS and since then, Google says, ‘millions’ have downloaded it. A larger screen and access to a keyboard makes learning to code on the desktop significantly easier than on mobile. In the desktop app, for example, Google is able to put columns for the instructi...
Tags: Google, Android, Codecademy, Developer, Google Search, Tech, Javascript, Html, Programming Languages, Mobile App, Grasshopper, Code Editor, Web Programming


This free online tool makes it so easy to learn how to code, kids are using it to build websites, games, and even apps to help with their math homework

An online coding platform called Repl.it is picking up popularity among kids and teenagers, who are using the platform to learn to code and to build apps online. Kids enjoy using Repl.it because they can write code without having to install anything on their devices, and they can work with friends on building games and projects -- whether those teammates are their classmates, or someone from the other side of the world. They're even using Repl.it to teach each other how to code — the service a...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Codecademy, Microsoft, Scotland, Massachusetts, India, Trends, United States, Google Docs, Latvia, Amjad Masad, Masad, Nathan Raikman, Raikman, Jordan Masad


The Summer of Initial Coin Offerings

Note: my blog has moved to www.seeingbothsides.com. Also, check out www.jeffbussgang.com to see my new book, Entering StartUpLand, which ships on October 10th. Goldman Sachs and CB Insights recently reported that startups have raised over $1 billion in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) this summer — more than the total amount of venture capital raised during the same period. At Flybridge, we are wading into this uncharted territory as a result of one of our portfolio companies, Enigma, staging an ...
Tags: Codecademy, Trends, Bitcoin, Goldman Sachs, Delaware, Cb Insights, Ico, Bussgang, Flybridge, Albert Wenger, Sarah Tavel, Deanna Rampton


As some pricey coding camps fade away, Codecademy barrels ahead with affordable paid offerings and a new mobile app

Between 2013 and last year, the number of boot camp schools tripled to more than 90 in the U.S. alone, according to Course Report, an outfit that tracks the industry. Some — including The Iron Yard and Dev Bootcamp — have since folded, unable to find enough eager recruits willing to pay top dollar to learn coding skills. (The average cost of a 14-week program last year was $11,400.) At the same time, it has become apparent that when it comes to massive open online courses, a very high percentage...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, New York, Codecademy, Education, Columbia University, Union Square Ventures, Naspers, Sims, Zach Sims, Codeacademy, Naspers Sims


Russia’s game of Telegram whack-a-mole grows to 19M blocked IPs, hitting Twitch, Spotify and more

As the messaging app Telegram continues to try to evade Russian authorities by switching up its IP addresses, Russia’s regulator Roskomnadzor (RKN) has continued its game of whack-a-mole to try to lock it down by knocking out complete swathes of IP address. The resulting chase how now ballooned to nearly 19 million IP addresses at the time of writing, as tracked by unofficial RKN observer RKNSHOWTIME (updated on a Telegram channel with stats accessible on the web via Phil Kulin’s site). As a ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Spotify, Europe, Codecademy, Microsoft, Government, Russia, Evernote, Censorship, Tech, Hack


This mom quit her job to run a six-figure business out of her home using a trending app — here's how she did it

Poshmark is a fashion marketplace app that lets users buy and sell used-clothing online. Jennifer Inthavong, a Poshmark seller in LA, says that she's netted $480,000 since she started selling on the app in 2013.  She's since quit her job in order to stay at home and sell clothing on Poshmark full time.  After Jennifer Inthavong had her first child five years ago, she realized that she wanted to stay at home and care for her son full time. However, Inthavong, who worked in LA as an advis...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Codecademy, Steve Jobs, La, Fresno, Trends, Silicon Valley, Poshmark, Jennifer Inthavong, Inthavong, Inthavong Poshmark, eBay On Poshmark Inthavong, LA Inthavong


How a college dropout learned to code on Codecademy, then launched a company that was accepted into the buzziest Silicon Valley startup incubator

Patrick Stapleton founded Tipe.io, a CMS platform that was accepted into Y Combinator's 2018 class. Stapleton, a college dropout, learned to code almost entirely from resources he found online. He says he owes his education in coding to Codecademy, another Y Combinator company.  In March, Patrick Stapleton launched his company, Tipe.io, a content management system that's geared toward nontechnical users. Despite creating a highly technical product, Stapleton's route to programming recalls th...
Tags: Apple, Codecademy, Trends, Cms, Css, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Stapleton, Google Netflix, Patrick Stapleton, Demo Day Stapleton


Repl.it lets you program in your browser

No matter whether you are a seasoned programmer or you simply want to take your first steps in writing code, Repl.it wants to help you get from idea to result as fast as possible — without complicated installs and setup procedures getting in your way. The Y Combinator-funded project, which released version 1.0 of its service this week, gives you an easy to use programming environment in the browser, which slowly reveals its complexity as you write your code. The acronym REPL stands for read-eval...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Codecademy, Education, Developer, Tech, Developers, Ide, Browser, Kubernetes, Sinatra, Odeh, Amjad Masad, Masad, Repl.it, Django Ruby


Is It Possible To DIY My Ecommerce Store Design As A Beginner?

Welcome to Ask Shopify, a series where ecommerce experts tackle real questions from store owners who are trying to launch, build, and scale their stores. We’re here to help with every aspect of your store, from marketing to HR to accounting. Who’s we? We’re the ecommerce experts both inside and outside of Shopify. Between our team, who spend all day immersed in the world of ecommerce (and who sometimes run stores themselves!) our squad of Shopify Experts, and our amazing customers, we have acce...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Codecademy, Shopify, Kiersten, Luxy Hair, Desirae Odjick, Kiersten Hanly, Omotayo, Americat Company Understand


10 Best Sites for Free and Paid Online Courses

One of the most significant benefits of today’s advanced technologies is the access to endless learning opportunities. Just a quick search on the internet and you’ll find tons of online learning platforms available at your fingertips. They can help you learn a new skill or perfect an existing skill. Because the number of options can be a bit overwhelming, we went ahead and put together this list of the best websites for online learning. Check out each platform and find out which is best suited f...
Tags: Technology, Codecademy, Learning, College, Lifehacks, Alison, Udacity, Udemy, Lynda, TUTS, Harvard In, Khan Academy Khan Academy, Courseroot, Coursera Udemy, MIT Berkeley, Alison In


F.C.C. Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality Worries Small Businesses

Small companies, which have increasingly turned to the internet, worry that a pay-for-play system online could price them out of doing business.
Tags: News, Codecademy, Net Neutrality, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, E-commerce, Federal Communications Commission, Pai, Computers and the Internet, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Ajit, National Small Business Assn


Rollback of Net Neutrality Has Small Businesses Worried

Small companies, which have increasingly turned to the internet, worry that a pay-for-play system online could price them out of doing business.
Tags: News, Codecademy, Net Neutrality, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, E-commerce, Federal Communications Commission, Pai, Computers and the Internet, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Ajit, National Small Business Assn


The Summer of Initial Coin Offerings

Note: my blog has moved to www.seeingbothsides.com. Also, check out www.jeffbussgang.com to see my new book, Entering StartUpLand, which ships on October 10th. Goldman Sachs and CB Insights recently reported that startups have raised over $1 billion in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) this summer — more than the total amount of venture capital raised during the same period. At Flybridge, we are wading into this uncharted territory as a result of one of our portfolio companies, Enigma, staging an ...
Tags: Codecademy, Trends, Bitcoin, Goldman Sachs, Delaware, Cb Insights, Ico, Bussgang, Flybridge, Albert Wenger, Sarah Tavel, Deanna Rampton


Codecademy adds new intensive options to help beginners learn code quicker

Codecademy is one of the most popular sites to learn software development online, having recently passed the 45 million user milestone. Now, in an attempt to formalize its offering and make a profit, the company has launched three new professional paid products, which offer a much more detailed and intensive learning experience. The first is Codecademy Pro. This is a monthly membership, costing $19.99, and acts as an enhanced version of the free product. It offers personalized learning plans, on...
Tags: Startups, Codecademy, Tech, Design & Dev, Insider