On Codecademy

A number of recent articles in tech journalism have referenced the popularity of Codecademy; I’d like to kindly remind audiences that what is popular is not necessarily good. There are a number of questions that, as both an educator and as a student, I feel Codecademy must address before it can become a tool worthy …

FizzBuzz

As you probably already know, FizzBuzz is frequently used as a test to illustrate a minimum level of programming comprehension. The program was also Codecademy’s first challenge for Code Year, which seems odd given that I was able to complete the challenge – but I’m not so sure it illustrates adequacy. The Code Code comments …

I think I’m gonna need a bigger boat…

I’m borrowing that line from the movie Jaws because I think it pretty well sums up my excitement for the largest project I’ve undertaken to date: The Challenge: Manage the development of a new website for the School of Media and Strategic Communication (formerly Journalism & Broadcasting). Pros: Lots of room for improvement; Director who’s …