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What to do or where to go for newbie wanting to code?

Lance G.
ShapeShifter499
Sacramento, CA
Post #: 1
Hi,

My name is Lance, I have ran Ubuntu Linux and Windows so I know my way around an OS but I've never really gotten into coding. Besides some simple scripts in Bash and Python I'm practically a clean slate but having just graduated from High School I have loads of time to learn. I was planning on taking some classes over at ARC or Sac City but not sure whats better yet. Just looking for some input from some who have already gone through it all to learn coding. What do you guys think I should do or where I should go?

Thank you in advance, Lance Geroso
Christopher H.
chaupt
Auburn, CA
Post #: 51
Hi Lance!

Lots of great resources around town or online, depending on how you best learn. Coding is one of those things where lots of practice is important. I run the Ruby meetups that meet at HackerLab and want to point you to our second Thursday of each month sessions which are geared towards new programmers and learners of Ruby. Come check that out as one resource.

One favorite (free) resource is https://www.udacity.c...­, which has a number of great technical classes. Also, check out iTunesU for free courses from places like Standford, MIT, and other universities that offer beginning level programming and CS type classes.

Another one I like that has a mix of free and paid content is http://www.codeschool...­.

Hope that helps,
-Chris
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