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Facebook, Twitter, Google, DropBox – isn’t it fascinating that each of these technology giants started with a line of code? In a world where development is king and demand for talent continues to rise, an essential skill that will help set you apart is learning a programming language. In fact, President Obama’s initiative to empower students from kindergarten to high school to learn computer science in order to be...

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Recently, Ben, an edX learner enrolled in the W3C HTML 5 course  and shared his story about how he used HTML5 skills to code a game. We love learning how edX courses impact our learners’ lives and how MOOCs open up a world of possibilities. I first learned HTML in 1996, and I’ve done web development off and on since then, always being self-taught. But, I’ve...

Read More about Ben: Game Development Using HTML5

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The mobile app market is exploding and opening up new job opportunities and pathways. A new report by Progressive Policy Institute shows the growing mobile app economy job market. The report estimates that in the U.S. alone, there are about 1.66 million app economy jobs. Mobile Developer is ranked as one of the Best Jobs in America according to GlassDoor. And, predictions estimate that by 2017, over 268...

Read More about Mobile Developer: Today’s Hot Job

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Are you interested in taking your Java skills to the next level? Here are three reasons to start learning computer programming and Java today: Programming jobs: Supply and demand There is a big gap between available computer programming jobs and computer science students. According to forecasts, in 2020 there will be 1,000,000 more jobs than students in the United States. This gap is expected to become higher...

Read More about 3 Reasons to Learn to Code in Java

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA  |  Age 30 After completing two tours in the Army, I enrolled in the music business program at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. I love music, so my initial goal was to parlay this into a career as a sound engineer/sound mixer. About mid-way through the program I took a course on commerce, which introduced me to the idea of...

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