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Codecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free and low cost coding classes in Web Development, Programming and
Computer Science, and Data Science.
Codecademy courses are promoted as "One Day, One New Skill", and most free courses take fewer than 11 hours. Their online coding tutorials offer easy-to-follow instructions, immediate feedback, and a curriculum take anyone from non-technical to proficiency in coding.
With Codecademy Pro, students will have access to all Codecademy courses plus:
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Codecademy Pro Intensives are accelerated, high-touch programs that teach you job-ready skills fast.
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In this 10 week course, students will learn hypothesis & A/B testing, SQL that allows you to query databases, data visualization basics, and simple, yet sound analysis techniques. Participants wil...Read more
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I went through the web development path with a bit of prior knowledge. I found about 1/4 of the lessons to have an error about what they were teaching. Many were typos and a handful were just outdated or incorrect. I kept using their bug reporting and started talking to others. Apparently I'm not alone, the curriculum for web development is filled with holes.
Just like others below I had a subscription accidently charged and tried to cancel it on the same day of the charge. I got a quick, generic response telling me that the policy doesn't allow for any refunds at all. They'd rather have a bunch of angry customers like me (see below) than provide effective tools to learn programming.
I recently graduated with a finance degree but am looking to continue developing my coding abilities. At first glance, I thought codecademy was a great way to advance my desired skills. I tried the service for a week and it was great. At the time, I didn't have room in my busy schedule to continue using the service. Due to my work travels, I missed the deadline to cancel my subscription by less than 24 hours. Low and behold, when I contacted their customer support to ask for a reimbursement I was given a cold and harsh no. I offered many solutions to prove this human error, such as my lack of activity during the time since I was automatically charged, but nothing. What is worse, I did not even receive an email reminder that the charge was being automatically renewed. The customer servic...Read more
There's a lot to love about Code Academy. There's also a lot to be desired.
Pros: Built in interface for 90% of it. You just need your browser.
Cons: Terrible instructions for obtaining and using coding software. Also, makes occasional quantum leaps and leaves the user googling to understand the current topic. Finally, the price point is awful considering the first two "cons". It's a poorly organized "class" and much more a loosely slapped together lesson plan that hopes you fill in the dots.
Weekly one on one mentors as the Code Academy Website stated never happened. We met two mentors in person once each in class and never saw them again. Another two mentors were introduced via video chats and we never saw them again either.
We were never enrolled in a “career placement network.” The only assistance we received in this arena was a few job openings posted occasionally through a jobs channel on Slack and recommendations that we “just Google” job openings.
Program accreditation was promised to be completed before the end of the Capstone Project by Micah Yost, the Faculty Leader, who left the program as it started to fall apart. He designed the program as a marketing scheme for his marketing company Method Mark. None of the promises he and the university made were fulfi...
I did the front-end developer (React.js) course I thought the Codecademy coursework was very good, but you can get that through a $20 pro subscription without having to shell out for a $200 intensive.
There were a bunch of things that felt like a scam about it. Some of the big ones were:
-They advertise it as having two graded projects. Project one was a real project. Project two was just adding a feature to project one--a complete disappointment when I was expecting an actual project.
-The support staff available to help are either often unavailable or struggle to figure out a solution to most problems.
My React and front-end skills progressed considerably during this course. This was due to good coursework and interesting, challenging projects. I often built skills through res...Read more
It was with general assembly that i learned data analytics and developed the basics for the subject with the data analytics circuit. I have also recommended my sister who has a major in finance to get stared in coding with some general assembly coding boot-camps which she has signed up for !
I'm almost done with the course and I have learned a lot, but I have also spent a lot of time submitting bug tickets for errors with their lessons. It's way too many given that I paid good money for this course. It's mostly little things, but to someone learning these concepts for the first time it can be really confusing. Some examples include:
- Example code where the class name in the html is different than for the css rule (class = "big" vs .large...Read more
The Learning People with the course 'Full stack development' have thus far offered me continual support and a strong lesson structure.
Three modules, each module with a final practical assessment putting your intel to the test.
The tricky part of all of this is how motivated are you? And do you enjoy puzzle solving, do you get a kick out of fixing and finding a bit of wrong'un code.
I've discovered I do, but it still took me a while to get started.
The course does have a few problems, spelling and grammar for a start. Certain explanations can be complex to grasp and I feel there are better or alternative ways to explain them, however that is what the internet is for.
The support team is solid, the mentorship so far is a bit pointless, but I may need it in the latter stages of the...
Structured classroom work is very good, and takes you through all the vital parts of the different languages.
Shows you how to code in the correct way and hopefully eliminates any bad practise.
Allocated a tutor who is very helpful and allows available to lend a hand.
Student care is great, they will help with any issues you are having and will provide a CV detox for you
One of the exercises had the incorrect code available to upload, so I spent an unnecessary amount of time trying to solve something that I wasn't able to.
I have had a great time with my Codeacademy course!
I have received a lot of support both when I have asked for it and impromptu, which is fantastic - you always know where you are and have multiple avenues that you can take to get any help you need. The mentor programme has been fantastic as well and it's nice to be able to look through the past works and history of your mentor to get a better understanding of the person giving you help and their background of work within the industry.
On top of that the courses are comprehensive - I have learned way more than I thought would be possible in the time that I have had with the course. Everything is explained in such a way that a layman could understand, without losing any of the necessary complexities and contexts and you become acc...Read more
Nothing quite beats free education, especially of such a modern, fast-paced and growing field. Technology has been, is and will always be hot. So approaching that barrier of entry and being able to break it is crucial. Part of learning is also learning how to learn (arguably one of the most difficult steps). It can be overwhelming figuring out what the best way to learn is and the proper progression. This is why I LOVE CodeAcademy. It provides an easy to digest, foundational introduction to core concepts revolving around all of the latest and relevant programming languages, frameworks and concepts. Even expert level developers or engineers can gain initial bite sized chunks of crucial knowledge if they want to tap into a new concept. I was so shocked and how well presented the material ...Read more
Took this when I was a beginner and it helped me decide that software engineering was for me!
I wouldn't recommend it as something that will take you from zero to junior developer level, but it certainly changed my life and helped me get a kick start.
It's 100% worth trying/checking out!
The basic service is completely free. If you want more exercises, quizzes, and some coaching, you can sign up for Codecademy Pro (quite inexpensive, only $20 per month).
Each course has a series of units and lessons, each with an explanation of new material plus the chance to try it out yourself. It is a perfect mix of theory and practice. This method is ideal for learning programming, being "hands-on", and you learn much faster than just passively watching video explanations.
Codecademy lessons generally have very clear explanations that are easy to follow, ev...Read more
I tried the Python section and loved it. I hadn't programmed much before and I love the way they teach it here - it's like playing a video game and makes learning fun. Highly recommend it - the course I took was free!