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Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

December 10, 2013

TechCrunch

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.

I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent all of my waking hours writing for the student newspaper or reading books written by dead white guys. So it just never happened.

But it’s on my to-do list. I swear.

Today Codecademy made its first foray into the app space and released an intro to coding course designed to take less than an hour to complete. I had a lot of laundry to do, so I figured I’d give it a shot.

The launch was timed to coincide with Computer Science Education Week, one of the goals of…

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