Learn How to Code, Your Library Can Help!

Did you ever wish you could navigate around a computer using only your keyboard? Build a website from soup to nuts? Recreate Twitter? …and learn it all for free?

You can, and the Library can help.

Learning how to code on your own is difficult because there are so many resources to choose from. It’s hard to know where to start. Luckily, several websites have compiled carefully curated lists of free resources, so you don’t have to.

The Odin Project (www.theodinproject.com) starts you off by teaching you how the web works, the basics of computer science, and navigating around the command line. From there, you’ll jump into Web Development 101, Ruby on Rails, HTML5 and CSS, and Javascript and jQuery. The free course concludes by giving advice on how to land a job as a web developer.

Bento (www.bento.io) is even more comprehensive. You’ll learn everything there is to know about computers, from web development, to version control, mobile app development, to every programming language or framework you can think of. You’ll even learn about data science. And the lessons are organized from basic to advanced to build upon what you learn.

The Library offers free high-speed wifi and a quiet place to study. If you don’t yet have a laptop, there’s still no excuse! You can start learning on one of our public computers.

Going camping and have no access to the internet for a while? Check out a book! We carry some great titles to get you started.

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OS X Yosemite by David Pogue

Build Your Own Website the Right Way Using HTML & CSS by Ian Lloyd

HTML 5 and CSS3 All-In-One for Dummies by Andy Harris

JavaScript Bible by Danny Goodman

Beginning Ruby by Peter Cooper

And last but not least…

The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything Fast by Josh Kaufman

Happy coding! 😃

 

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