Time to Get Back to Learning to Code

There’s a lot of places to start. I’m starting with [Real Python][] this morning, as well as a bit of [Codecademy][]. I was a Kickstarter backer for _Real Python_, so this is my chance to see what kind of return I got on my investment.

[Real Python]: http://www.realpython.com
[Codecademy]: http://www.codecademy.com

If you need a reason for why you should start to learn to code: [Simon Peyton][] (link to Youtube video of TED talk) and [Yevgeniy Brikman][] tie it to learning to think.

There are plenty of places to start learning to code: [TED has a list] and [Lifehacker has a tutorial for beginners][lh] — the tutorial addresses both abstract concepts as well as grounding you in actual coding. In this case, LH uses Javascript, which may or may not interest you.

Believe it or not, [Google has a nice curriculum](http://www.google.com/edu/tools-and-solutions/guide-for-technical-development/index.html).

[Simon Peyton]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia55clAtdMs
[Yevgeniy Brikman]: http://brikis98.blogspot.com/2014/05/dont-learn-to-code-learn-to-think.html
: http://blog.ted.com/2013/01/29/10-places-where-anyone-can-learn-to-code/
[lh]: http://lifehacker.com/5744113/learn-to-code-the-full-beginners-guide

App Camp for Girls

[This](http://www.appcamp4girls.com). This is what I want to do with/for my daughter. I have a few years before she is old enough, but maybe if we start building the infrastructure now in our little city, we might be ready for her and her cohort. (What would it be like to make Lafayette *the* place for women coders?)