Here at Codecademy, we believe that learning with and teaching others is the best way to learn. That’s why we pride ourselves on our active community of learners. Even though learning to code can feel like a solitary activity, there’s a whole community of people you can go to for questions, support, to share stories, and to make new friends.
Wondering where to connect with fellow learners? We have a variety of community spaces you can join and participate in. Read on to learn more about each community space and what you can expect.
Codecademy chapters are a network of community-led groups from all around the world. Join virtual meetups hosted by your local chapter to stay motivated, get support on your learning journey, and participate in a variety of events.
We recently launched an official Full-Stack Chapter for anyone who’s currently taking the Full-Stack Engineer career path, already working in the industry, or simply curious about where to start. The Full-Stack Chapter will meet five times a week for hour-long study sessions. It’s a great way to stay accountable to your goals and connect with other people who are learning the same things as you.
Each chapter is organized by a chapter leader (or multiple leaders) in charge of determining the mission and topic for the chapter, in addition to scheduling virtual meetups. Past meetups have included study groups and focus sessions, fireside chats, hackathons, and how-tos diving into topics like web development or specific languages.
Code Crew is our super user program made up of passionate learners and seasoned developers who devote their time and know-how into making Codecademy the warmest, most helpful, and fun place to code. These folks really know the nitty-gritty of our platform, and they’re your go-to crew for leading discussions, tackling questions, contributing to Docs, and throwing some awesome events.
You can apply to join the Code Crew and our Code Committee will review your application. Learners of all levels can apply, but some coding knowledge is ideal so you can lend a hand to other learners.
The Codecademy forums are great for reading about others’ experiences, asking questions, and getting help from your peers when you’re stuck. In the Forums, you’ll find in-depth articles and discussions on learning to code, working through course projects, landing a job, and everything in between.
The Forums also provide an opportunity to solidify what you’re learning. Ask for feedback, help someone else with their question, or share stories about your own learning experience. After all, teaching someone else is a great way to gain a deeper understanding of a subject.
And if you’re new to coding, the Forums will help you get an introduction into the world of code. From catching up on code lingo to learning to think like a developer — you’ll find lots of beginner-friendly resources to help you get started.
Check out our article about the Codecademy forums to learn more.
The Codecademy Discord server is a place to hang out and chat with your fellow learners. Here you’ll be able to meet and socialize with your peers, chat about coding and non-coding related topics, and find code buddies to co-program with.
If you meet someone in the forums or from a chapter’s virtual meetup, keep the conversation going in Discord!
The Discord server is also great for joining conversations around specific programming languages and career or skill paths. In fact, you’ll find set channels for each of these conversations.
To learn more, see our article about the Codecademy Discord server.
To join the Codecademy Discord server, follow this invite and start participating!
Join the community
Whichever community space you choose, we have the perfect way for you to introduce yourself: your Codecademy profile. Your profile contains all of your certificates, badges, and course completion percentages, so you can share where you are in your learning journey quickly and easily. To find your Codecademy profile, just log into codecademy.com, click on your profile picture in the top right, and click “Profile” in the dropdown menu.
Our community spaces are open to everyone. And thanks to our team of moderators, super users, and learners, the community spaces continue to be an inclusive and friendly place for anyone learning to code. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook to get our latest updates and hear about new resources.
Join the Codecademy community by following the links below:
We look forward to connecting with you!
This blog was originally published in April 2021 and has been updated to include new community offerings.