Coding Resources

By ​Jenny Kim

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Due to the increasing use of technology in our daily lives, many more people are becoming more and more interested in the world of coding, regardless of their age. Although signing up for in-person courses sounds like a good plan, there are, surprisingly, a great deal of websites for coding online. 

First, LearnPython.org is a very straightforward website that anyone can use. Python is known to be one of the easiest coding languages to learn, and it is often used for college introductory coding classes. It is also very popular for being a general-purpose programming language. Using this website, you can learn to code in Python and multiple other coding languages that are offered on the website. The tutorials are based on categories such as basics or data science so that you can choose what to learn. Using the useful table of contents, you will always be able to keep track of your progress and where you left off. 

Next, a site called Udacity offers a plenty of resources regarding artificial intelligence and coding. Although not all lessons are free, there are certain lessons that are such as Web Development and Mobile Development. Additionally, among the many different options, you can find the lessons that work best for you. 

Lastly,  Khan Academy has coding resources that are catered to younger students who are interested in learning skills in technology. Using the website, you will be able to gain a firm understanding of the fundamentals of coding and computer science. For younger students, Hour of Code provides an easy introduction to coding using games. For older students, the AP Computer Science Principles course is a more challenging option. 

As learning to code can not only make you more knowledgeable but also help you to boost your mental health, we hope these resources provide a great starting point for your coding journey!