"Learning to Code or Be Programmed" Great resources and fun

"Learning to Code or Be Programmed" Great resources and fun

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Making the case for a mass-algorate society, in which we all know how to write code. I wholeheartedly agree.

Some resources:

Learning to Code
– Codecademy: http://www.codecademy.com/
– Stanford's Online CS101 course with in-browser Javascript exercises: http://www.stanford.edu/class/cs101/
– Learn You a Haskell: http://learnyouahaskell.com/chapters
– Project Euler: http://projecteuler.net/

Media
+Douglas Rushkoff's Program or Be Programmed: Program or Be Programmed by Douglas Rushkoff
+Daniel Shiffman on Artful Programming: http://vimeo.com/16140257
+John Graham-Cumming on Teaching Our Kids to Code: http://blog.jgc.org/2011/09/teach-our-kids-to-code.html

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There's a petition up on the British Government's e-petitions website, called "teach our kids to code". Despite being plugged by geek luminaries like Ben Goldacre, it's received barely a thousand sign…

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Kids can try MS SImple Basic these days to get started IMO