It sounds as if not many people did though. Kevin Roose over at the New Yorker wrote a public apology to CodeYear for not actually doing any of it. And he wasn’t alone. Some didn’t even open the emails. It all started with such a bang. This time last year, Sasha Grief knocked together a simple but compelling one-pager, while people such as Mayor Bloomberg (auto) tweeted their “New Year’s resolution is to learn to code with Codecademy in 2012!”. It was even reported by the Beeb.
Yet by the end, it had gone out with a whimper. Those that did finish on time got a nondescript email, and not so much as a badge of achievement, much to their annoyance. And there’s no sign of a 2013 track as of yet. Even the actual track is irritatingly incomplete: why would there be more courses? Surely the year is over? What happened?
Still, I did learn a few things:
If they can do that and make more consistent lessons, then Code Year 2013 (if it ever appears) would probably be well worth taking.