I am Quincy Larson, founder of freeCodeCamp.org - the community where millions of people are learning to code together for free. Ask me anything!
Hey Redditor friends! I was a 30-something teacher who learned to code, started working as a developer, and wanted to help more people do the same. So I created the freeCodeCamp.org open source project 4 years ago.
Today freeCodeCamp.org is helping millions of people around the world learn to code for free. Already, tens of thousands of our alumni have gotten their first jobs as software developers.
We have a free 1,800 hour full stack development curriculum where you build projects and earn developer certifications. We also run the fastest-growing programming channel on YouTube and the largest publication on Medium.com.
Our nonprofit recently crossed the 1 billion minute threshold for total usage. This means people have spent about 2,000 years learning to code on freeCodeCamp! (more metrics here)
Some personal details about me:
- My wife Jade and I have 2 kids: a 3 year old named Jocelyn and a 1 year old named Quentin (he's in my verification picture).
- I grew up in Oklahoma City and recently moved back to China (where I previously studied and worked)
- Aside from coding, I enjoy reading nonfiction, running, retro-gaming, and playing with my kids.
- I write about technology on Quora and Medium and tweet a lot
Verification photo: https://truepic.com/CWBKGRR3/