While our courses go a long way toward helping people achieve various technical and professional goals, our community plays just as big a role. In our forums, chapters, social channels, and more, you'll find new and experienced programmers alike supporting one another's growth — clarifying concepts, troubleshooting, and more.
Now, we've made it even easier for you to share your programming knowledge and experience with our new open-contribution project: Codecademy Docs.
A useful resource for reference materials
In Docs, you'll find coding documentation about popular programming languages and frameworks, such as:
Many entries were written by the experts and educators behind your favorite courses. Others were written by learners like you, who returned to Codecademy to share their knowledge and experience.
Docs is a great resource for new learners. When you're just stepping into the world of code, it's easy to get lost in all the arrays, classes, and strings. But now, you have easy access to reference materials about various tools and concepts.
But it's not just new developers who can benefit from Docs. It's great for those who are already established in their fields, too!
Breaking into open-contribution projects
Docs is a great introduction to open-contribution projects. Getting a few entries under your belt will make you much more comfortable contributing to similar projects like MDN Web Docs.
It's also a great way to give back to the community. Think back to when you were first starting out. How often did you find yourself stuck on a problem or struggling with a particular method or function?
Every day, countless people from all over the world face many of the same challenges. And now, with Docs, you can help them find the answers to their questions and guide them along in their development. Plus, as an open-contribution project, Docs can be a great addition to your portfolio.
How to contribute to Codecademy Docs
In short, Docs is a helpful resource that'll help improve your understanding of various programming-related tools and concepts. It's also a great way to give back to the community and contribute to other learners' development.
As Sonny L., one of our Senior Curriculum Developers who played a big role in Docs' development, explains:
"Codecademy Docs is a low-key big step for us because it's our very first step into the realm of open-contribution and UGC (user-generated content). Our north star is a world where developers, educators, learners around the world come together and build/maintain tens of thousands of high quality coding documentation entries for everyone to use.
This is our Day 1, but we are very excited to innovate in this space and push the boundary of what a coding documentation could be."
But wait — if anyone can contribute, how do you know you're getting accurate information? Rest assured, each entry is reviewed by a member of our team before being published.