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Hi Josh,
In order to show up in that statistic you quoted (2,000+ campers you have gotten their first developer job - and it's now 5,000+), campers must first:
1) use Free Code Camp with the intention of getting a developer job
2) stick with coding until they've gotten good enough to apply for jobs
3) go through the dozens of applications and interviews that most first-time developers have to endure before they start getting job offers
4) bother telling us that they've gotten a job after all of that (and most people are too busy telling their friends and family and getting ready for their first day)
Free Code Camp helps people learn to code for free. We have a Medium publication where we publish tons of free articles by campers who now work as developers, such as this one we published a few days ago about improving your portfolio:
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1) get as much information (text, tests, seed code, resources) into the GitHub issues as possible
--- by August 23 morning in the US ---
2) Quincy will transfer that information into the seed JSON files (manually or using the COM 1000)
3) make sure all the challenges are in a reasonable order and the map looks like it should
4) deploy to beta. multiple people work through all the challenges to see whether there are any major issues. (Quincy will rework the wording of challenges)
--- September 2 (a Friday) ---
5) announcing the changes and deploying the change

A guide to designing Free Code Camp coding challenges

“Talk is cheap. Show me the code.” — Linus Torvalds

Free Code Camp offers 1,200 hours of interactive coding challenges. These are 100% focused on the practical skill of building software. You code the entire time. You learn to code by coding.

You can learn theory through free online university courses. Free Code Camp will focus instead on helping you learn to code and practice by building apps.

With that practical focus in mind, let’s talk about the requirements for our coding challenges. (Note that these requirements do not apply to our algorithm challenges, checkpoint challenges, or projects.)

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"Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen."
- Edward V Berard
"Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter."
- Eric S. Raymond
"Talk is cheap. Show me the code."
- Linus Torvalds
"In God we trust. All others must bring data."
View 2016 Curriculum

2016 Curriculum Update

Free Code Camp is expanding its challenges to better prepare campers for our project challenges.


Will this still be 1,200 hours of challenges + 800 hours of nonprofit projects?


When will these new challenges go live?

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[Metz Practical Object-Oriented Design](
[Neumann The Computer and the Brain](
[Iverson A Programming Language](
[Minsky Finite and Infinite Machines](
[Yourdon Classics in Software Engineering](
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[Stanford Machine Learning](
[Functional Programming in Scala](
[MIT Analytics Edge](
[Principles of Reactive Programming](
[Stanford Algorithms Part 1](
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