Code Academy: Importance of Self-Learning

So I recently discovered Code Academy, a website that allows its users to learn basic programming skills like JavaScript, HTML, CSS and so on. I just finished Part 1 (covers basic programming) of Code Academy’s introductory track, Code Year. I’m going to start the project-based course (Project Fizz Buzz) tomorrow!

Badges I earned after completing the first course!

The badges that you get after hitting milestones in Code Academy’s courses are motivating – right now I have four. I know that only completing Part 1 of the introductory course doesn’t count for much, but hey, I got four badges!

Anyways, one of the reasons why I’m talking about Code Academy is because I want to highlight the importance of self-learning and self-education. In order to remain competitive in today’s job market, everyone has to constantly upgrade their skills to keep up with the competition and to adapt to the demands of today’s marketplace. Code Academy is a fun way of gaining basic knowledge of programming – I encourage you to try it!

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