Codecademy homepage on March 3, 2013
|Headquarters||New York City, United States|
|Founder(s)||Zach Sims, Ryan Bubinski|
|Alexa rank||2,403 (April 2014[update])|
Each individual who joins has their own profile. To motivate users to participate, the site offers feedback, badges for completing exercises, as well as a function that keeps track of a user's total score and total day streak, and displays it to others. There are also CSS and HTML glossaries available within each tutorial. The site allows anyone to create and publish a new course using a Course Creator tool.
As part of the Computer Science Education Week held in December 2013, Codecademy launched their first iOS app called "Hour of Code". The app focuses on the basics of programming, including the same content from the website, and it's aimed for people who want to learn programming in a fun way and on the go.
Codecademy was founded in August 2011 by Zach Sims and Ryan Bubinski. Sims dropped out of Columbia University to focus on launching a venture, while Bubinski graduated from Columbia with a degree in computer science and biophysics. The company, headquartered in New York City, raised $2.5 million in Series A funding in October 2011 and $10 million in Series B funding in June 2012. The latest round of funding was led by Index Ventures. Crunchbase reports an additional Series C round of funding for an undisclosed amount, by Bloomberg Beta in June 2013.
Code Year is a free incentive Codecademy program for anyone who is interested in learning how to program. The program intends to help people follow through on a New Year's Resolution to learn how to program, by introducing a new course for every week in 2012. Over 450,000 people took courses in 2012, and Codecademy continued the program into 2013.
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