MJS 053: Quincy Larson

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    Panel: Charles Max Wood

    Guest: Quincy Larson

    This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Quincy Larson. Quincy created Free Code Camp, whose goal is to build a huge community of people who will then contribute to the project so that they can help more people learn code for free. Quincy first got into programming when he wanted to find a way to get teachers out from behind the computer and into the classrooms. This revealed to him how powerful technology was and really got him interested in learning more code. He feels very strongly about the importance of accessibility and strived to make his camp as accessible as he could so he could reach the most people with it. 

    In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

    • Free Code Camp
    • How did you first get into programming?
    • Previously a school director and teacher
    • AutoHotkey
    • How did you get into JavaScript?
    • Focused on the problem of learning the code
    • Free Code Camp was his main focus as a programmer
    • The importance of accessibility
    • Free Code Camp curriculum
    • New update launching soon
    • Build projects in order to get a certificate
    • 6 certificates in total
    • What is the work breakdown with Free Code Camp?
    • Editorial staff now
    • Free Code Camp YouTube Channel
    • Writes on Medium
    • Loves the fact that he gets to help others and positively affect their lives
    • What else are you working on now?
    • Beta.freeCodeCamp.org
    • Expanding Free Code Camp Directory
    • And much, much more!

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