Learn From Home Day: Guest Speaker Schedule


Here at Codecademy, we believe that learning new skills can offer a fun and empowering way to find focus during these difficult times. That’s why we’ve teamed up with some of our favorite brands to bring you a full day of learning new skills on Wednesday May 13 at 10:45am ET.

Take a break from your quarantine routine and join Codecademy, our friends from Food52, Y Combinator, Fatherly, Splice, Twitch, Brunchwork, Skillshare, Duolingo, Headspace, and Casper, along with celebrated executive coach Jerry Colonna, for Learn From Home Day. Explore new skills, try new things — and maybe even discover a lifelong passion!

Register now to save your spot for Wednesday’s event!

Learn From Home Day Schedule

Here’s a rundown of our schedule for Learn From Home Day. Check out a quick schedule overview. Click on the links to learn more about each session, including some prep instructions and materials you may need. All times are EDT.

Improving Your Whole Self, Keynote with Jerry Colonna

Time: 11:00am EDT | Add to calendar

Our keynote speaker is the author of Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up, Jerry Colonna. Jerry is a venture capitalist and professional coach. He’ll be sharing his thoughts on true grit to help people through the pandemic and answering some audience questions live.

A Fireside Chat on Startups with Y Combinator

Time: 11:30am EDT | Add to calendar

Eric Migicovsky, founder of Pebble and partner at Y Combinator, will be doing a live fireside chat. He’ll answer questions about starting a company using Kickstarter and helping startups be successful. Have a question for Eric? We’ll be taking questions live in the comments.

Cooking with Food52

Time: 12:00pm EDT | Add to calendar

Ella Quittner, Food52 writer and recipe developer, will be showing you how to cook a vegetable-forward and sparse pantry-friendly recipe — Pasta with Broccoli-Cheddar Sauce. Want to follow along? You’ll only need four ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 18 to 20 ounces of broccoli (2 small crowns or 2 medium ones)
  • 1 ¾ ounces sharp white cheddar, grated (about ½ cup), plus more for serving
  • 1 pound short-shaped pasta (like rigatoni or cavatappi)

Parenting During the Pandemic with Fatherly

Time: 12:30pm EDT | Add to calendar

The team at Fatherly will join us for a conversation about parenting during a pandemic. Editorial Director Tyghe Trimble will be joined by Patrick Coleman (aka The Goodfather), Fatherly parenting expert and columnist.

Make a Track with Splice

Time: 1:00pm EDT | Add to calendar

Nick Chen, electronic musician, percussionist, educator, and producer at Splice will be doing an interactive beat making session, showing you how to create a song from scratch using Splice sounds. Nick will be taking suggestions from the chat on what sounds to use.

Streaming Best Practices with Twitch

Time: 1:30pm EDT | Add to calendar

Learn the best practices, do’s, and don’ts of live streaming with Mary Kish, Head of Community Marketing at Twitch.

Mindfulness and Meditation with Headspace

Time: 2:30pm EDT | Add to calendar

Join Eve Lewis, Content Director and the voice of Headspace, for a relaxing guided meditation. Eve is a trained mindfulness meditation teacher.

Learn How to Network with brunchwork

Time: 3:00pm EDT | Add to calendar

Looking for a new job during this time? Paulina Karpis is the cofounder of brunchwork, the first and largest co-learning company focused on career advancement through community. She’ll be sharing tips for networking that’ll help set you up for success on your next job search.

Drawing for Inner Calm with Skillshare

Time: 3:30pm EDT | Add to calendar

Join Skillshare instructor Amber Vittoria for a session on drawing for inner calm.

Learn a Language with Duolingo

Time: 4:00pm EDT | Add to calendar

Dr. Cindy Blanco, language scientist at Duolingo, will be sharing tips for learning a new language.

Learn to Code with Codecademy

Time: 4:30pm | Add to calendar

Alex Kuntz and Zoe Bachman, Codecademy curriculum developers, will teach you how to code! You’ll walk through Learn How to Code, an introductory lesson from Codecademy.

Sleeping Well with Casper and Dr. Frank Lipman

Time: 5:30 PM EDT | Add to calendar

Dr. Frank Lipman is a sleep advisory board member at Casper. He’ll be closing out the day with a talk about the importance of sleeping well, especially now, and the impact sleep has on our personal health and wellbeing.

We’d love to hear from you during the event! Use the hashtag #LearnFromHomeDay so we can see all your questions and comments.

Register now to save your spot.

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