On April 10th, we went live on Zoom with a global online event to promote togetherness and self-betterment through learning online. If you weren’t able to attend, it’s not too late to watch the full lineup of live talks and interactive sessions.

You can find links to all the individual breakout sessions at the links below. Feel free to mix and match or stick to a single track.

What you’ll learn

Throughout the day, we worked on projects, answered questions, ran group discussions, and helped attendees understand best practices for learning to code from home.

We started with a welcome from Codecademy CEO and co-founder Zach Sims. Then, we had two tracks of breakout sessions — a “Building Websites” track and a “Languages and Usage” track.

Click through on the links below to watch any of the recorded sessions.

Time Session Recording
10:00am Welcome!
Codecademy CEO and co-founder Zach Sims opens the day with a keynote.
10:30am [Track 1] Build Websites: Learn HTML
Learn the backbone of the internet as we know it today: HTML. Sonny and Nick will walk you through Learn HTML, one of Codecademy’s most popular courses and build some basic websites along the way!
10:30am [Track 2] Languages and Usage: Creative Coding with JavaScript
Interested in coding and want to dive right in? With p5.js, we have a JavaScript library that helps guide your thinking by creating interactive elements on the webpage. We’ll see exactly how the computer is interpreting our code and how to translate some of our thought into a language that computers understand.
12:00pm [Track 1] Build Websites: Learn CSS
Have you ever wondered why websites look the way they do? Why are some so plain and others so extravagant? In this session, we’ll acquaint ourselves with CSS (or Cascading Style Sheets), the language responsible for decorating the web!
12:00pm [Track 2] Languages and Usage: Learn Swift
Learn and explore a powerful, modern programming language that is the backbone of many Apple applications: Swift! Join authors Galina and Alex as they navigate through Codecademy’s Learn Swift course and build some awesome projects along the way.
1:30pm [Track 1] Build Websites: Intro to JavaScript
We’ll walk through the fundamentals of JavaScript—the language of the internet! If you’re looking for a language to dip your toes into the world of coding, look no further. JavaScript has a wide range of applications and usages to help you start your coding journey.
1:30pm [Track 2] Languages and Usage: Forecasting Google Trends Data With R
Learn how to analyze historical trend data and make predictions about the future! Camelia and Ian will walk you through how to use R, a programming language designed for data analysis, to forecast the popularity of different programming languages.
3:00pm Wrap up the day!
Join us for a curtain call! We will recap the day and provide next steps to attendees so you can capitalize on all the progress you made today. We’ll highlight some things to come with Codecademy, and take Q&A. See you there!

Codecademy Zoom backgrounds

If you tuned in, we hope you enjoyed the virtual backgrounds our presenters were using. We thought a change of scenery would be nice. And we wanted to make these special Codecademy Zoom backgrounds available to you too.

Click here to download ’em all before your next Zoom! If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to come back and visit this blog post from a desktop computer.

Note: If the backgrounds appear backwards to you, turn off “Mirror my video.” Everyone else on the call should see the image correctly. Enjoy!

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