Andy has a great post over at the USV blog announcing our investment in Codecademy. Knowing how computers work and how to program them I believe will be quintessential knowledge for everyone. It is shocking to me that I had to enroll my kids separately to have them learn typing. While they have learned a bit of Scratch in school, it has been an afterthought as opposed to being integral to their curriculum.
That’s why I am so excited to see the emergence of so many resources and services that completely bypass schools and let everyone learn these essentials directly. There are many wonderful in-person classes on Skillshare and with Codecademy there is now a great start on self-paced and highly interactive learning. For people who are more advanced there is Stanford’s AI class.
So everyone go and learn. Together, we will program the future!