Tynker, a Mountain View startup behind a visual programming language for kids, now offers a plot-driven, gamified way to learn how to code.
Treehouse, a Portland, Ore.-based startup that offers online coding lessons, has raised $7 million in new Series B funding.
In a short film released by non-profit Code.org, sports and pop stars join Silicon Valley luminaries in encouraging more people to learn to code.
Thinkful, an online education startup co-founded by a Thiel Fellow, has raised $1 million from a group of investors including Peter Thiel’s FF Angel, RRE Ventures and Quotidian Ventures.
Learn-to-code startup Codecademy is building on its recently-launched track of API classes with lessons created in partnership with Twitter Gilt Groupe, Box, 23andMe, Dwolla and others.
Laurence ‘Lo’ Toney has been named the new CEO of LearnStreet, a learn-to-code startup supported by Khosla Ventures. Previously, Toney was a general manager at Zynga, overseeing Poker and mobile publishing.
On the heels of a new set of project-based courses, New York-based Codecademy on Monday launched CodeCards, a program that enables anyone to create and share their own online holiday cards.
As the CEO and co-founder of Codecademy, 22-year-old Zach Sims has been enormously successful in raising the profile of the code literacy cause. But, as competition mounts, he needs to show that he can build a business on top of the emerging learn-to-code trend.
With $1 million in seed funding from Khosla Ventures, Palo Alto-based LearnStreet is launching in public beta Wednesday to help beginners learn to code online. Inspired by the Maker Movement, LearnStreet describes coding as a vehicle for self-expression, not just a skill for professional advancement.