CodeAcademy has struck gold - we all want to learn to code. Why? Because it matters.
The well-loved education startup Codecademy is tapping into what appears to be a watershed moment for the inevitable spike in demand for computer science skills. Mashable’s Sarah Kessler offers some impressive statistics about the very recent explosion in interest:
Minutes after Kessley published her post, the student count broke the six-figure threshold and was nearing 101,000 at the time of this posting.
No, I am not abandoning my digital life (I think I would end up shaking, sweating and muttering to myself in a corner if I did). When I say ‘going analog” I am talking about social networks. This week I read an article from MIT, explaining that much of Twitter’s success is due to the power of real life social networks and that got me thinking about how many people on twitter have i actually met in person?
So here it goes, my 2012 mission: make my digital life merge with my analog life. My digital and real life social networks are completely different and why should that be? That’s like the more adult version of “oh, we’re Facebook friends” and I refuse to go down that route. So interwebs, let’s meet in real life (except the creeps out there reading this, I am fine not meeting you).
Usually I am not a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. It is just 1 more thing that I want to do and then get distracted (that happens pretty easily). I cannot remember the last time that I made a resolution; I think it was in the 9th grade and resolved to get a boyfriend in the coming year (oh, the awkward teen years). So when I decided to make a resolution this year, I decided that it better be a good one. This is what I landed on:
Yup. The Holstee Manifesto. Plenty people know it, some have the poster, some have the image as their background. Brainpickings has it in the left-hand navigation bar all the time; so, it has to be popular for a reason. Well, read it; it just makes you want to change the way you think about your life. So, not a bad place to start for a New Year’s Resolution, a lofty one, but still.