I’ll be the first to admit…computers kinda scare me. Oh, I adore them — e-mail, Facebook, blogs, surfing the abundant resources, shopping, etc. — but it’s like I live in constant fear that they will one day stop working.
And they always do. The notorious Windows hourglass (which, in all honesty, should be updated to a flashing sign stating “What you are trying to do is IMPOSSIBLE”) or Mac’s prettier-but-just-as-frustrating spinning, rainbow wheel-of-death.
I don’t have the time or resources to go back to school and get a degree in computer science or programming. But I do have time to join Code Year 2012, a free resource to learn computer programming. Signing up is as simple as entering your email address on the main page. Once signed up, participants will receive a new, interactive programming lesson each week. As the website says, “You’ll be building apps and websites before you know it.”
I don’t think I’ll be adding hardware or building computers from scratch any time soon, but if I can lift the veil a little? For free? Sounds good to me!