What is coding? If you’d like you may access this clear, brief explanation of it on YouTube, but for those who just want a definition in a nutshell, code is instructions you give a computer so that it will do what you want. Everything that has any level of computer in it has code of some kind or another: your watch, TV, car, etc.
If someone is attempting to learn how to code, it falls within the realm of our department. We need to be able to point them to helpful, valuable resources. One great resource for coding is code.org.
Code.org is dedicated to helping anyone who wants to learn how to code for free. They focus on underrepresented populations, such as minorities, the poor and women, but they won’t turn anyone away.
They also want to always offer their services for free. Even those who may want to use their service and/or materials for a formal class setting.
From their home page, click the “Start Learning” link and you find yourself here:
You are then to choose your learning level, then you move on to about what specifically you wish to learn. It’s intuitive and simple.
You may even search for in-person classes staged in your particular area, though I have to say no classes are listed in the Memphis area. Either available classes are not listing their classes on this site or there is a dearth of such classes available in this area.
Ultimately this topic is much larger than one simple post. This is, however, a great introduction to an entire world of possibilities.