So, six months ago Ben and I signed up for Code Year, with Michael Bloomberg and about 400,000 people. Back then the two of us didn't even really know what coding was. Codecademy was just a five month old puppy of a start-up.
Yesterday Codecademy announced $10 million in their second round of venture funding (a big chunk of that from Richard Branson). But notice who's mentioned in the small list of accomplished students. Yes that's us,"Juliet Waters and her son Ben." That's a list of four students out of an estimated global wide sign up of seven million. So, yes, we are proud.
If that weren't keeping me busy enough, last night I went to a first meeting of organizers of Montreal's inaugural Mini Maker Faire, which will be at the Olympic Stadium August 25-26.
One day soon, I will come up for air and describe my exploits in HCI and Maker Culture in more detail.
But for now if I've discovered one thing it's this:
Learn to code and you may never have a free minute again for the rest of your life.