Interesting that yesterday Codecademy announced Code Year Meetups for those struggling to keep up. The future of education is being shaped by those exploring today. So, while I am stuck at home on a snow day I am off to work on this week’s lessons.
Codecademy is taking its classes to the classrooms. This morning press and public have their eyes on the White House and Codeacademys’ announcement: a partnership to teach programming skills to underprivileged youth. But we feel it’s important to highlight another new move: Code Year Meetups.Connecting online education tools to offline communities speaks to a larger trend—a growing value for face-to-face interaction. We invest in technologies that connect people online, but the hope is that these connections will improve our quality of life offline. Skillshare, TaskRabbit and Kickstarter all illustrate this goal. Collaborative Fund is excited to see how solid curriculum and physical teamwork will influence people as they learn skills like programming that have great implications for the future of education and our economy.