As the new year so rapidly approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’ve done in the past year and what I want to do next. It’s crazy, but it’s only been slightly over a year since I first made it my goal to learn to program. Now, within a year, I’m not only programming, but I’m also working as a full-time Ruby on Rails developer at Manilla, which I absolutely love.
And I couldn’t have done it without online education. After all, I started learning by taking the incredible Stanford CS106A course.
There is no doubt in my mind that online education is the next big thing. The signs are already here. Hundreds of thousands of people are signing up for courses on sites like Coursera, Udacity, EdX, Codecademy, and more because they are hungry to learn.
We no longer need to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to get a top-notch education, no matter where we live, and I want to be part of this revolution.
As my big project for next year, I’m starting out by building a Yelp for Online Education – a review site for online courses. Every single person in the world should have access to top education. And as more and more online education options become available (yay!), there needs to be a system where people can vote on which options are the best.
I can’t wait to see where this new journey will take me! Follow along if you’re interested. You can do so much in only a year 🙂