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How to Start a Group Project

How to Start a Group Project

Teamwork makes the dream work. As you develop your coding skills with Codecademy, you will eventually reach a point when you will want to take your new knowledge and use it to build a complex project. One way to create a fully-formed project is to assemble a team of collaborators to work on the project…
Announcing the Winners of the C++ Community Challenge

Announcing the Winners of the C++ Community Challenge

When we launched Learn C++ Module 5: Vectors and Module 6: Functions, we also kicked off a month-long C++ Community Challenge—an opportunity for C++ Pro learners to team up and build something amazing together. The project was open-ended, and each team's submission was judged based on: Use of C++ vectors and functions in code. Collaboration.…
Web Scraping MLB Stats with Python and Beautiful Soup

Web Scraping MLB Stats with Python and Beautiful Soup

Codecademy exercises have nicely packaged data prepared for us to use. However, there will be many occasions when we would like to explore a question that does not have a dataset ready for us to download. For example, based on their performance last year, which MLB players should I select in my fantasy baseball draft?…
Why I Love Teaching at Codecademy

Why I Love Teaching at Codecademy

Learning web development skills to switch careers made me feel empowered and excited to help others learn the same skills. As a Codecademy Coach, I help bridge the gap between learning and applying the skills needed to level-up in your current career, find a new hobby you love, or change careers completely (and everything in-between).…
What is a Product Manager?

What is a Product Manager?

Jackie Bavaro, Product Lead at Asana, describes product management as “the best job you’ve never heard of.” While that may be the case, the popularity of product management has grown in recent years. Larger technology companies recognize that the best product managers may just be the people who have not yet heard of the role,…
How to Tackle a Data Science Project

How to Tackle a Data Science Project

In hopes of pursuing a career in Public Policy, I’ve spent the past year reorienting my programming towards Data Science. Naturally, doing so required significant practice finding, reading, visualizing and analyzing data. This experience has impressed upon me the importance of having a framework in mind when tackling a big data project. To demonstrate this,…
Engaging with Communities as a Female Technologist

Engaging with Communities as a Female Technologist

I started studying computer science quite late into my college career. I took a class on the subject as a sophomore, and I soon found that I enjoyed writing code and solving computational problems. I decided to enroll in another computer science class the following semester, and more after that. Coming from a liberal arts…
Climbing the Ladder: Investigating the “American Dream” with Python

Climbing the Ladder: Investigating the “American Dream” with Python

College was everything to me. Until the day I got my first acceptance letter, every grade, project and passion was pursued with college in mind. I knew since I was 5 that I needed a scholarship—that my future rested on money that I didn’t have. My parents, teachers and counselors worked hard to make it…
How Learning Data Structures and Algorithms Helped Me Ace My Coding Interviews

How Learning Data Structures and Algorithms Helped Me Ace My Coding Interviews

I remember walking into my first technical interview for a software engineering internship. I didn’t know what to expect, for I did no preparation whatsoever and assumed whatever I learned in class up to that point would carry me through the interview. Oh, how I was wrong. I walked into a room containing one other…
Go Behind-the-Scenes of Our Curriculum Hackathon (and Pick the Winner)

Go Behind-the-Scenes of Our Curriculum Hackathon (and Pick the Winner)

Update: And the winner of our curriculum hackathon is... Alienbot: Build a Python Chatbot! Thanks to all who voted. Codecademy’s Curriculum Team recently held our bi-annual internal hackathon. From 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, we hacked, snacked on dim sum, and hacked some more! We’ve done internal hackathons before, but this time, we want to…

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