Free Code Camp helps people build job-worthy portfolios of real apps used by real people, while helping nonprofits.
FCC aims to serve people who are traditionally underserved in the coding community: 80% of FCC's students are 25 or older, and a fifth are women.
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Cons: Limited Topics
The learning units (called challenges) are outstanding. I can't say enough nice things about them. One proceeds at his/her own pace. The challenges have helpful hints. You can make as many attempts as you want. Each attempt tells you what test cases are not working. You get instant feedback. Your answers continue to be available online for you to review and improve upon if you choose to. The whole experience is very pleasant. You can also ask for help on their forums. (I haven't had much need to do so, so far.)
Super duper outstanding is how I feel about this online learning resource.
I feel so blessed to have found Free Code Camp.
I am a working junior database programmer with a generalist IT degree who wants to train-up to "junior" level in another skill.
I'm not the "just play around on Project Euler" self-structured type. Full-stack web development seemed to be a nice concrete goal with "courses" available, so I've been looking into resources to learn it.
I've been jealous of the pedagogy and "homework" my friends at coding bootcamps receive - but have no interest in leaving my fulfilling job.
Team Treehouse was tempting - but $25/month was costly for my level of commitment ("here and there, when the weather's bad").
Checking out books at the library is free - but not going to make me a full-stack web programmer, ever.
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tl;dr I got a good coding job without having to move about half way through Free Code Camp.
I've tried pretty much everything online. Here's why Free Code Camp is - in my subjective assessment - way better than everywhere else (at least for web development)
- it's self-paced. I had major surgery in the middle of my studies, and it had no impact what-so-ever. When I came back, Free Code Camp was waiting for me, with tons of new lessons.
- the community is helpful. It's scary how helpful the other campers were. I felt like I should be tipping them they were so helpful. I was rarely stuck on something for more than a few minutes.
- it's free. I don't know how they manage to be better than everyone else and still be free. I think they're gearing up to be the next big thing, and ...Read more
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