A Maker’s Alphabet: ‘A’ is for – A place to start (learning resources to get you making)

There’s never been a better time to learn to code. Free learning resources, open source code bases, development frameworks and coding communities are all on hand to get you making.

Learn to code for free!

Here’s 6 sites to get you started…

1. Code Academy

Code Academy is an established location for you to get some coding skills under their belt. Makers can choose from a wide selection of courses covering the following languages:

2. Egghead.io

Egghead.io is mainly a paid platform but offers around 541 free courses including:

  • AngularJS (1 & 2)
  • React
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • D3
  • ECMAscript 6
  • RxJS
  • Grunt

3. Dash

Dash is brought to you by General Assembly it’s completely free and “teaches HTML, CSS, and Javascript through fun projects you can do in your browser.”

4. Khan Academy

Khan Academy is one of the original free online coding resources. Their step-by-step video tutorials are easy to follow and are a great place to start:

“Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom”

5. HTML5 Rocks

HTML5 Rocks is a collection of Google contributors bringing you the latest updates and guides for everything HTML5. Although it’s aimed at coders with more experience it should be bookmarked by newbie Makers.

6. Udemy

Udemy offers around 350 free development courses in multiple languages with over 100 of them for being for beginners. Once you’ve mastered the beginner skills you could become a teacher too.

Is that it!?!

There you have it. This list might seem short and sweet but there’s plenty to keep you busy for months.

Follow @whodadada to and the hashtag #makersalphabet to get the posts as they’re released.

Des Holmes Written by:

Hello! My name is Des Holmes and I'm a Creative Technical Director & Creative Technologist. I pride myself in hiring and inspiring talented technical teams, forging successful client relationships and humanising technology whilst using open source technologies to deliver large global platforms, small campaigns, rapid prototypes and mobile web applications.

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