Ryan Bubinski on Codecademy

.net: What made you set up Codecademy?
Ryan Bubinski: Codecademy was developed to solve problems that the two of us had. I have been teaching development at Columbia on the weekends and had been looking for a way to scale interactive in-person instruction, while Zach had always been frustrated with books and videos as a way to learn to code. We think Codecademy makes it easier for anyone to learn to code and, now, for anyone to teach development as well.

.net: How does Codecademy differ from similar sites that teach how to code, such as Code School?
RB: Codecademy is focused on a totally interactive way to code – at the moment, we don't have video tutorials or longer text-based tutorials. Beyond that, we're a platform – we're letting anyone create courses for anyone else to consume.

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