I am back again with a new certificate from Udacity Online University. I have been creating posts about this genius idea that turned out to be Udacity! I just can’t get enough of it I think. Well, we are currently on a break until June 25th 2012 when new courses and classes will start. If you would like to be part of this academic revolution, the process is as simple as 1 + 1. Just visit Udacity Online University and create an account for free, then pick your classes and start learning from the best teachers on earth!
Since I have been there for two hexamesters now, I think I know what it is all about. The main agenda is to teach people real skills, applicable anytime for a price of FREE. What are you waiting for?
What you see above is my certificate from a course named ‘Web Application Engineering‘ where we learned how to build blogs using python and the incredible Google App Engine(free). Since the end of that class a few weeks ago, a friend and I have been working on a web application that could help retailers (small scale) by making their work easier. Writing python code has never been this fun! Better than chocolate!
So why am I snapping photos of my certificates and sharing them with you? Simple. I am not trying to brag or do anything evil. I want to encourage whoever is interested but has been discouraged by other things to get on board and start learning new skills. I have never been so excited in my life. I am glad I chose to write code instead of studying medicine and that is not to say medicine is a bad thing..they make a lot of cash I am told..!
Finally, here are a few tips to help you get started learning to program. You are free to choose whichever interests you. This is a free world, free tools, free choices. Remember that freedom is not free, however!
- How To Think Like A Scientist – A Free Python Programming Book
- Great Python Interactive Tools – Free
- Almost Everything You Need for Web Development
- Learn Programming In Java
That is good for now but I will be posting new resources when I come across them. Thank you for checking out my blog and please remember to subscribe (check the right hand side of the page). Stay informed and see you soon!
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