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Code Year:What’s the deal?    Krista Godfrey   kgodfrey@mun.ca
CodeYear:Code Academy
100 000 2 days
Raspberry Pi    $35
SOLD OUTin minutes
Why now?
AFFORDABLE
DESIRE TOUNDERSTAND
COMMUNITIES
CatCodeCode Year ALA Forum Code Year Meetups
HackerSpaces
Fun/gamification
Is it working?
Is it for everyone?
Will it last?
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  • many free online courses\n
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  • - win badges, share your status\n
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  • - lots of push back : Jeff Atwood (software developer) Does Mayor of New York need to code? Do we all need to be plumbers? Do we need more code? It’s about SOLUTIONS\n- Rands in Response: learn to write\n- structured thinking: not for everyone\n- coding teaches analytic thinking skills, logic workflows, debugging (Gina Trapini - ThinkUp)\n- Benjamin Stein (mobile commons NY) - Atwood confusing coding with professional software development\n- it can be helpful - if you work closely with tech people and want to communicate\n- define better solutions: Gina Trapini. Explain ideas well so programmers can translate them to code, be able to anticipate changes. (blog Menu and Hours: iPhone app from kick-starter)\n
  • - code rots, will this movement?\n- time will tell about enthusiasm\n
  • Transcript of "Codeyear"

    1. 1. Code Year:What’s the deal? Krista Godfrey kgodfrey@mun.ca
    2. 2. CodeYear:Code Academy
    3. 3. 100 000 2 days
    4. 4. Raspberry Pi $35
    5. 5. SOLD OUTin minutes
    6. 6. Why now?
    7. 7. AFFORDABLE
    8. 8. DESIRE TOUNDERSTAND
    9. 9. COMMUNITIES
    10. 10. CatCodeCode Year ALA Forum Code Year Meetups
    11. 11. HackerSpaces
    12. 12. Fun/gamification
    13. 13. Is it working?
    14. 14. Is it for everyone?
    15. 15. Will it last?
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