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 …

Good News, Everyone!

I’m irrationally exuberant¹ to announce that I’m going to be the new Training Coordinator at Bocoup!  Although the company primarily works on consulting projects, they’ve also begun adding jQuery, Javascript, and HTML5 training in Boston and abroad. I’ll be helping build the training curriculum, coaching developers to become better instructors, coordinating training sessions, and evangelizing Bocoup and the …