Learning Resources

Last Update: December, 28th, 2014

This is a compiled list of learning resources. To view individual posts with more details about specific learning resources click here. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or if you’d like to chat.

Classes | Reading | Experimenting | Organizations
Classes
  • *FREE* CodeAcademy has tracks that cover: HTML/CSS, Python, JavaScript, jQuery, Ruby and PHP. They also have projects such Make a Website or an Interactive Website. They also have information to teach you how to use popular APIs.
  •  SkillCrush focuses on teaching women how to code. SkillCrush offers classes in UX Design, HTML/CSS, JavaScript and Ruby. SkillCrush has a  free 10-day bootcamp. Their classes are $175 per class or $149/month for 3 classes.
  • *FREE* Stanford Online’s 6-week Computer Science 101 course taught by Nick Parlante with JavaScript ” is an excellent first step for someone who then wants to take a full programming course.”. If you successfully complete the course you will receive a Statement of Accomplishment.

Reading

Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5 (7th Edition)

I picked up this book to look through the JavaScript & JQuery section (it helped fill in the gaps that I had with CodeAcademy). This book focuses on HTML 5 though and has plenty of different examples for you to walk through as you read the book.


Experimenting  

Play around with bits of code directly in your web browser:

Photo by Flickr user <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/loureiro/">josep, used under a Creative Commons license)

(Photo by Flickr user Eduardo Loureiro, used under a Creative Commons license)

Organizations

Black Women in Computing*

#CodeNewbie

Girl Develop It

Hackathon Hackers

Women Who Code

Under 18 years old

Black Girls Code

CodeEd

Girls Who Code

*shoot me an e-mail if you need your request to join BWiC to be approved.