Thanks for creating Free Code Camp. How did such an amazing idea come to your mind and what motivated you to build it? I also have one more question. How to motivate people with disabilities to get into coding?
What new features are you planning to implement sooner and later in Free Code Camp?
Thanks for FreeCodeCamp, I keep referring all my non-techie friends - who want to get into the field of programming, and web - to FCC. I have a couple of questions.
How did you start sourcing for the non-profits at the beginning of FCC, and where / from whom did that idea of "having sites built for non-profits" arise from?
What is the story behind the handle @ossia? :)
What technologies should I be familiar with if I want to contribute to the development of Free Code Camp?
I have a lot of ideas I'd like to execute on, but as a beginner in backend code, my biggest challenge is often deciding a language to work with. What are some strategies to identify an ideal language for a project?
If you had to list the top ten tips / advice for someone starting to learn coding, what would it be?
Thanks for doing this AMA Quincy, I have a lot of respect for Free Code Camp's mission!
I have a couple of questions:
1) I understand that you want to keep the learning free and open, but why not make a voluntary donation option directly to FCC for those that want to contribute (like you do for other nonprofits for motivation)? I for one would contribute.
2) What learning path/resources would you recommend for someone who wants to get into hybrid mobile apps?
I'm a computer science student, so back end programming just feels more natural to me. So when it comes to design/front end programming I tend to struggle. How can I get better at design.
If I do decided to focus only on back end,will I be hurting my chances for employment opportunities? Do employers look for people who just specialize in either front end or back end?
It's great to see Data Viz. as a part of the FCC curriculum. Are there any plans to add content that's apart from traditional web development? Like Machine learning, Deep learning, and the likes?
Thanks for FCC. Such a great resource. I'm finishing up Front End in a few weeks, most likely. Just curious if the Data Viz section, including React, is still set to be completed this summer. I've tried looking into it in my own and was quite confused. I know you guys and the contributors will do a great job with it.
Do we have a road map for the react and sass courses ?
What are the most difficult problems that the development team of FCC has had to solve?
What's the biggest hurdle that needs to be overcome by people just starting to learn programming?
What's the point at which most of them give up?
I have heard that FreeCodeCamp is coming up with new updated curriculum .. When is it going live and what all new topic does it include? Sounds exciting!
Is Free Code Camp going to incorporate languages like Python?
My questions are: What are the hurdles do you think a developer without a degree would have to cross that a developer with a degree wouldn't need to address? Or vice versa.
thanks for everything!
I have a couple questions ,
What are some things we can do to become better developers outside from FCC?
If you could change something in campers behaviors, what would it be?
How can I learn a new language fast and what are the most important things i should look out for while learning?
For some time i wanted to start my own hacklab - code camp in my city since there are none. There were always challenges as to how do i get a place for the hacklab, how do i get people to sing up, etc. So my questions are :
- What were the biggest issues you had in making FCC and maintaining it ?
- Do you think it's better to have a subscription based membership or donation based (for Hacklab) ?
I'm 22 about to be 23 in September 4th. I'm putting everything on the line to learn how to code.
What does it take to become a forum moderator? How many hours are expected to be dedicated?
Can you send greetings to the community of Free Code Camp Buenos Aires? :P
Thanks for your amazing work, keep growing!
First I wanna say THANK YOU so much. You and what you did are amazing. I have some questions.
How can I stay motivated when I constantly feel that I'm not qualified?
Should I invest time to learn math alongside programming? Do you have any book recommendations on that?
You had shared that FCC will monetize from the enterprises in the form of training programs. Would you mind sharing how many enterprises have already enrolled?
Which language should I learn as my primary language - JS or Java or Python? I want to practice DS and alogos but I can't figure out which language should I choose. I have previous background in Java but nowadays everywhere is python and python is also more abstracted language so it does more in less code. I have future plans to participate in codejam.
What tech vlogs/YT channels do you follow/ subscribe to?
What's the plan for React challenges in FCC curriculum? When more or less is comming soon planned?
Would you recommend freecodecamp for people overseas (i.e. South America)? Thanks for you work!
What do you recommend when a local FCC group is quite inactive despite having a few members?
What are your thoughts on Microsoft's "openness" and cross-platform?