Codeacademy has a great idea going: that more people should know how to code. Their main site is Codecademy.com, and they also run a terrific project called CodeYear, at CodeYear.com. (One of the fascinating quotes from famous business people on that site: “If you want to invest two years in something that will help you, you would do better to learn how to hack than get an MBA.” Really.)
The problem has been that the lessons have been too few, and sometimes too fast-paced, because only staffers and invited contributors could create them.
Until now. Codeacademy has launched Codeacademy Course Creator, which allows any knowledgeable coder to contribute.
Why would we want to? For the exposure. I can personally testify that simply having your name spread all over the place will bring you an amazing variety of interesting opportunities. And if you’re acknowledged as a truly great coder, Codeacademy promises to offer “significant explosure”.
See this article: http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/30/codecademy-becomes-a-platform-now-anyone-can-write-programming-tutorials/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+hackernewsyc+%28Hacker+News+YC%29