I checked my email earlier and found one from code.org concerning their newest attempt at expanding Computer Science education in the USA via a crowdfunding project at Indiegogo. It is for a good cause – reducing the huge job skills gap for the USA. The funds go towards training teachers and to make the materials available on a much larger scale to students of all ages. The goal is $US5m.
It moves from the earlier idea of An Hour of Code, and make use of corporate support to match support from donors. This dollar-for-dollar matching should be able to get the project funded within the next 66 days, but we can’t leave anything to chance. I highly recommend that folks visit the project page and consider supporting An Hour of Code for Every Student. If you like what you see then don’t hesitate to share it with others.
Looking to learn programming? There are numerous free online resources now available. You sill find some of them listed via the code.org website. You can enroll in computer science courses via MOOC providers such as Coursera and EdX. Saylor Academy also offers several courses in computer science using open source materials, along with courses on a wide range of other topics. Want to learn a new language? If so, then check out Duolingo!