Giveaway: A Chance to Win A 3 Month Membership to Treehouse — A Technology Learning Site
I'm teaming up with Team Treehouse to give away five 3 month memberships to their website — a better way to learn technology.
A month ago I wrote a post about why I believe everyone should learn to code. The feedback was tremendous and the most popular question people asked was: "Where do I start?"
I'm going to share 3 resources over the course of the next three months where you can go to get started with your journey into becoming a programmer. The first is Treehouse.
Teamtreehouse.com is a great place to start your journey of learning to code. Co-founded by Ryan Carson, Treehouse believes in "bringing affordable Technology education to people everywhere, in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world."
I had the opportunity to use Treehouse last year to sharpen my skills in Ruby and terminal and I found it both highly addicting as well as incredibly informative.
Treehouse currently has a free 14 day trial so there's no excuse for not giving it a shot!
A few reasons I really like Treehouse are:
They give you great starting points. Treehouse has really dialed in the ability to give you a place to start based on what you want to learn. The days of using google to find resources and duct taping them together to curate your own experience are over.
I could compete with my friends and co-workers. When you complete a lesson you're awarded points. Who doesn't love being able to level up?
Choose your own Destiny. It helps to have a map when you want to get somewhere. Treehouse has created maps organized into courses by topic and tailored tracks.
Self-guided learning. You are only limited by your time-constraints and your drive. They don't limit your time or the number of courses you can take at a time, so the power is in your hands.
You have a community. Treehouse believes creating and providing a network of support is fundamental. This is the best way to enforce learning.
Treehouse was gracious enough to give me five 3 month memberships to give away to their subscription based website.
I want to make sure these memberships get used well, so I have a few guidelines:
Commitment: Whether you're doing one lesson a day or ten lessons a day, what's important is that you've got gumption through the membership and you don't give up.
Feedback: I want to know what you liked and disliked about Treehouse when your 3 months is up. I know this feels like being in high school again, but think of it as a way to help Treehouse make the experience better and potential users decide if it's a good fit for them.
On top of the 3 month membership I'll help you figure out the initial track to pursue and provide a little support along the way.
To enter for a chance to win a 3 month membership to Treehouse, answer this question in the comments below: Why do you want to learn to code?
The contest has ended.
The last day to submit a response for a chance to win is Friday, January 24th, 2014. Good luck! Winners are picked at random, so don't feel like you don't have a good enough reason to submit your reason for wanting to learn to code!
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