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Hey, How'd You Get Everyone Buzzing About #codeyear, Zach Sims?
'As soon as you can program, you can build things'- June 1, 2012
You may have noticed a certain hashtag this past New Year's: #codeyear. The hashtag spread across the Twittersphere as users pledged to make 2012 the year they would learn HTML code.
The company behind the push, Codecademy, was just a few months old at the time, but founders Zach Sims and Ryan Bubinski felt their teaching tool could make coding easy and fun to learn -- and users agreed. Just a few days after the site's launch in August 2011, over 200,000 users had started an easy HTML lesson, and over a million had tested it out by the end of the year, Sims says. And, thanks to the viral marketing push on Twitter, Sims thinks there's a good chance this could be the year everyone learns to program together....