I sat down into the red velvet seats of one of the greatest home theaters in the world. But I wasn’t in New York or Los Angeles.
Voicemail inventor Scott Jones recently made his home (read: mansion) into one of the most ambitious undertakings in the field of education. With the unveiling of Eleven Fifty coding academy, Jones launched a new approach to learning to code software. Full disclosure: Eleven Fifty is a sponsor of Verge. And there are very good reasons why we decided to partner up…
Watch the video below to see Scott’s answer to the question “Why learn coding?” and maybe even more intriguingly… Why Indiana?
So, why learn coding?
C’mon! Are you living under a rock?
I know I’m not the only one getting hit up dozens of times a week asking if I know anyone who “knows how to build iPhone apps” or someone in search of a “technical co-founder.” Coding skills are in high demand.
It doesn’t matter if you know the latest language or not, it’s the underlying principles and thinking strategies of software development that lay the foundation to build great software–whether you want to build the next enterprisey software death star… or just annoy your friends with a new app that will be hotter than Flappy Bird.
Why learn coding in Indiana?
Well, besides the fact that the Indiana startup community’s got it going on, there’s one critical aspect that sets Indiana apart. . .
By hosting their intensive coding courses in the home of voicemail inventor Scott Jones, Eleven Fifty has crafted an immersive approach to learning to code. Walking through the halls (and the sick home theater, and indoor basketball court, and commercial kitchen…), you can feel the knowledge being pumped into the brains of students as they develop real-life apps with hands-on guidance from some of the most talented trainers in software.
Why learn coding now?
It seriously has never been easier. If you want to learn to code but haven’t written your first line yet, it’s just because you’re lazy.
Hey, I won’t hold it against you. Just get started. Like… now.
If you want to get a taste of this immersive approach to learning to code, we’ve got something special for you. . .
Use the discount code below for 40% off the Security course –May 28th and 29th. Get the deets and get registered for the course here:Code: verge@efaThe code can be entered at the checkout! So… check. it. out. (sorry, I had to)
If you’re within driving distance of the academy, I hope you’ll join us for our May 28th Evolution of Code event at Eleven Fifty. You can register here (while tickets are still available):
So, let me know where you’re at. . . Are you learning some coding basics? Or wanting to take your technical game to the next level? Let me know in the comments below or shoot me a tweet!