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Victoria company launches 21-day challenge to teach people how to code for FREE


For the second year in a row, one local company is taking the initiative to make sure more Victorians are digitally literate than ever before.

Lighthouse Labs is hosting a free 21-day online event starting November 1st, during which participants can learn JavaScript in a fun, interactive way.

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This year’s challenge features a “Smart City” theme that focuses on how technology affects every city in this digital age.

The best part? It only takes 15-30 minutes per day and you can do it from your couch!

Besides teaching people how to code, Lighthouse Labs is also offering various prizes as incentives for people to sign up, including a trip for two to Austin, Texas, Playstation 4 Pro, Apple Watch Series 4, and an LG Ultra Widescreen Monitor.

More about Lighthouse Labs

According to CEO Jeremy Shaki, Lighthouse Labs runs intensive ‘bootcamps’ of varying lengths that teach people several different coding languages in a classroom environment.

“Our concept is to prepare the next generation of developers, and help people who don’t necessarily have a background in coding, because it’s such a new development,” said Shaki.

They also offer a 12-week bootcamp worth $9,000 that covers everything you need to know to become a web developer.

But the 21-day coding challenge is FREE

You can register on their website, after which you’ll be sent an introductory email with optional study material.

Then starting November 1st, you’ll receive daily coding challenges with instructions, all in a fun game format.

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And if this is too intimidating to take on by yourself, they’ve also got the option for you to sign up as a team – perfect for offices, study groups, etc.

“Our goal is to help people leave their intimidation about coding at home and do it in a social and fun way,” Shaki told Victoria Buzz in a statement about the same challenge hosted last year.

So now it’s time for the big question, Victoria: do you accept this challenge?

21-Day Coding Challenge

  • When: Starts November 1st
  • Where: Anywhere!
  • Admission: Free
Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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