Code year

Short description

Coding will have a role in the 21st century that is hard to overestimate. Not only is it reasonable to assume that it will be coders that will take a leading role in addressing the global challenges and turn them into solutions. A basic understanding will also be crucial to understand the world around us. Today coding is still seen as something nerds do and that most of the coding is related to gaming. Obviously in a society where information is available in ways that we could only dream of only a few years ago those that can process and

This is how the initiative is described by the people behind it:
Knowing the basics about coding is Code year is a coding course for free. Signing up for code year means a weekly email will be sent to you telling you about the next course for you to do on the Codecademy website. You don't have to create a Codecademy account, but you will need to do so if you want to keep track of your progress.

More information is available here

The best with the app/supporting initiative

The weak parts of the app/supporting initiative

What could accelerate this app/supporting initiative into a world changer?


How direct is the delivery of the result the app tries to achieve
  • Direct
  • Indirect
  • Inspirational
  • Long shot


Transformative approach

How transformative is it
  • A new world
  • A major shift
  • A bit of a shake-up
  • A gentle rocking


How much does it encourage collaborations

How much are new networks supported
  • Strong support for global networks?
  • Currently encourages new forms of collaboration
  • Provides interesting opportunities in the future
  • Restricted to a small (expert) group


What synergies can be delivered

How well does it also solve other problems/generate solutions
  • It solves everything
  • Several important challenges
  • Some important challenges
  • Only one challenge


Nine billion contribution

How global is it? Is it helping/will it help everyone on the planet
  • Instant global equality
  • Almost global
  • Getting (incrementally) global
  • Not applicable


Building on current trends

How well does it use current trends
  • The app is setting new trends by itself
  • Building on multiple trends
  • Effectively building on one trend
  • Not really building on any major trend



How fast can it deliver
  • It's already happening
  • In the coming weeks
  • In a year or so
  • In a distant future (hopefully)



Does it support transformative transparency
  • Brave new transparency
  • Transparency that is innovative (never seen before)
  • Increased transparency, but nothing innovative
  • No increase in transparency


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