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Learning Resources NYC Local & Online

user 13414981
Chicago, IL
Post #: 3
Feel free to Edit chime in with your favorites. Ranked by my own personal preference.

Local NYC In-Person Class Resources

  • Girl Develop It Classes - (~$80 amazing deal)Immersion intros to everything from android dev, html, mvc, css, javascript
  • General Assembly - Timely courses taught by pros ($30-150 per class), but intensive 2 mo courses are pretty pricey ($3000)
  • CUNY - City College of New York ($500 for a semester class)
  • NYU Continuing Ed - ~ $1600
  • SVA - School of Visual Arts - ~1600

Free Internet Courses

  • - love the interactivity of this site. Highly recommended for javascript.
  • - has ruby, git, sass, backbone.js
  • - enjoying Web Application Engineering (CS253).
  • -
  • - sass

Low Cost Internet Resources
  • - more geared toward creative suite photoshop, but there are also programming videos ($25 per month)


    • Learn Python the hard way - recommended for beginners by the folks at
    • Effective Java
    • Scriptin' with Javascript

    I think Evvy mentioned skillshare, but I am not sure if that is in person or online?
  • Alice
    user 11229370
    New York, NY
    Post #: 14
    Here are some additional free online resources people might find helpful in no particular order. I haven't actually had a chance to try all of them yet so would love to hear what people's experiences with them have been.

    1. Learn Code the Hard Way (http://learncodetheha...­) - started by the the same person who wrote Learn Python the Hard Way - Zed Shaw. It offers free online books on Python, Ruby, C, SQL, Regex, and there's even a CLI Crash Course.

    2. Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming (http://eloquentjavasc...­) - You can purchase the deadtree version of the book or read the digital version for free. The nice thing about the digital version is that is has an interactive console (similar to what codeacademy has).

    3. iTunes U - I absolutely can't stand iTunes as a program, but there are a LOT of free lectures and courses available on iTunes U such as:
    Introduction to Computer Science and Programming from MIT:­

    iPad and iPhone App Development from Stanford:­

    There are also free lectures/courses from Harvard, UC Berkeley, Caltech and many other schools on there.

    4. Some of the universities in iTunes U also offer free courses/lectures/etc on their own websites.
    MIT OpenCourseWare -­

    Open Yale Courses -­

    webcast.berkeley - http://webcast.berkel...­

    Harvard Open Courses for Free - http://www.extension....­

    5. Tuts+ Network - it's a network of tutorial sites founded by a company called Envato. Each site specializes on a different topic such as Photoshop (http://psd.tutsplus.c...­, web development (http://net.tutsplus.c...­, WordPress (­, After Effects (­, web design (http://webdesign.tuts...­, and mobile development (http://mobile.tutsplu...­.

    Low Cost Resources:

    1. Treehouse (https://teamtreehouse...­) - started by the Think Vitamin folks, it offers online courses on web design, web development and iOS. The price plans vary and can be viewed here: https://teamtreehouse...­

    2.­ - started by the Sitepoint folks, you can take courses as well as create a course. There are courses on there for jQuery, CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, Android development. There are some courses by the Sitepoint folks. Subscription plan is $17/month.

    3.­ - similar to Learnable, you can take courses as well as create a course on Udemy. There are courses on a bunch of different topics including Zed Shaw's Learn Python the Hard Way. Prices vary depending on the course and there are even some free courses on there.

    4. http://www.codeschool...­ - they have courses on Rails, CSS, jQuery, Backbone.js and other topics. You can either pay per course or pay $25/month to gain access to all their courses and some other members-only perks.

    5. Tuts+ Premium - premium content from the Tuts+ folks including courses, tutorials and ebooks. You can choose to pay monthly for $19/month or $180/year (so $15/month).

    A former member
    Post #: 6
    Low cost/free is for me:

    Stack Overflow. http://stackoverflow....­ == It is super. I've lost count of the number of times I've been stumped and found answers or at least hints in the right direction there.

    http://www.hackthissi...­ == " free, safe and legal training ground for hackers to test and expand their hacking skills" articles etc to expand knowledge­ == variety of coding lessons, but I think Google Code University is already listed above?­ == product reviews and tutorials and a DIY section
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