Programing, the new driver’s license

If you think having a driver’s license will take you far, wait until you start programing!

When I was a teenager, there was one thing that I wanted more than anything else that by my 18th birthday I’d have a driver’s license! In my mind that was the road to freedom. I could then go wherever I wanted by my own means. I could take holidays further away from home and not be dependent on anyone or anything. The world was mine to conquer and see!

13 years have passed and a new form of driver’s license is here. Programming. Programing is now the new vehicle that will take you anywhere and everywhere. Learning to code enables you to create, to help and to become a more rational person!

One good way to learn and help make the world a better place is with Quincy Larson’s Free Code Camp. Free Code Camp will teach you programing from front end to backend and while you are learning you will be working for yourself (creating your portfolio page) and for non profits.

If you are looking for some different programing languages that may also enable you to get some sort of certificate, why not try Edx? Edx gives you access to various learning tools provided by top universities like MIT, Berkeley or Harvard just to name a few.

Another fun and interactive way to learn is through Codecademy. This is great tool to get you coding no mater where you are. All coding is done on Codecademy’s website and your work is always on the cloud.

Start your journey with ease and get to know the language that is best for you, since there are a lot of them to chose from. If you don’t no where to start try reading this post buy Quincy himself and find which one is best suited for you.

If you still don’t believe me, see this short video with all those well known people that learned to code sometime along their live.

Do you use other platforms other than the mentioned above? Please leave a comment and share your knowledge.

3 thoughts on “Programing, the new driver’s license”

  1. i learned the old fashioned way. its not all that different from the “learn _____ the hard way” series, but its less work (because it used to be less complex. its amazing what people can pick up in several weeks now!)

    im not in love with the “license” metaphor, though i agree it puts so much more in your fingertips, much like a car. also like a car, it gives you a bigger picture of the world. great entry– keep up the good work.


      1. funny thing– i probably know fewer websites than you do on the subject. im all about tools and languages and tutorials, myself.

        no kidding– wordpress, youtube, and the usual suspects you mentioned. other than that, just get a used computer, replace the os with gnu/linux, find a free language and a pdf tutorial and type in some code.

        im not against these websites either. whatever tools help people, all are a place to start.

        i do have a preference for free tools– its not the financial aspect (you can always give them money) its the freedom. a tool you can take apart and update and share if you learn how? thats definitely added value. if i taught a class every day of the year, what would i teach? bash, logo, javascript, python and (of course) fig.

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