Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python) is a beginner course available on Coursera created by the University of Michigan. It is also the very first class in the 5-course Python for Everybody Specialization also available via Coursera.
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Learn to Program: The Fundamentals is the first course I’ve ever taken at Coursera. It is listed as one of the top fifty MOOCs via Class Central, which is what led me to try it out. Please note that this is hardly the first programming course I’ve taken over the years, and my second Python-focused class after MITx 6.00.1x.
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When looking around at web development bootcamps, one of the first few I stumbled upon was The Firehose Project. It stuck in my mind (primarily due to the unusual naming). Then I realized they offered a Bootcamp Prep Course which you must complete before applying to their actual bootcamp. As such, here’s a look at my thoughts on it.
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Skillcrush is an online coding school with a focus on various aspects of web development. Unlike more expensive, and often in person coding bootcamps, prices hang around the hundreds (i.e., $399) rather than thousands of dollars range. They offer a 10-Day Bootcamp free of charge to anyone interested in dipping their feet into the world of web development/design.
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The Iron Yard is one of innumerable coding bootcamps out there. Alongside courses that range from $500 to $14,000, they offer three free online introductory courses for folks who want to see if coding is for them. They also show off The Iron Yard’s Newline web platform. Here’s my take on each of the three courses and who they’re best for.
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Code College, owned and operated by Brad Hussey, offers 16 videos covering a variety of web topics. The site offers a “Free Design and Coding Courses bundle” offering 6 of these courses. Here is my review of WordPress.org for Freelance Designers.
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