E1049: freeCodeCamp Founder Quincy Larson shares insights on democratizing developer skills, which programs to learn to land a coding job, if anyone can learn to code, maximizing earning potential & more!

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freeCodeCamp Founder Quincy Larson shares insights on democratizing developer skills, which programs to learn to land a coding job, if anyone can learn to code, maximizing earning potential & more!
0:50 Jason thanks the front-line workers & intros freeCodeCamp’s Quincy Larson
7:45 Why & how did Quincy start freeCodeCamp? What is freeCodeCamp?
12:16 Jason & Quincy discuss starting & running large online communities, benefits of Discord & Slack
15:36 Can you jump right in on freeCodeCamp.org? What types of certifications do they offer?
17:38 COVID-19’s impact on user growth & why Quincy is emulating Red Cross, YMCA & other non-profits
21:19 Do they track outcomes at freeCodeCamp, how do they compare to Lambda School?
26:05 Can anyone become a web developer? How many hours would it take for an average high school graduate to be able to build a 1.0 version of Twitter or Shopify?
35:09 Quincy shares some freeCodeCamp success stories
41:21 What’s the quickest way to get a job through coding? What program should an aspirational developer start learning first?
45:57 Should new developers prioritize mobile development to maximize earning potential?
48:24 What % of freeCodeCamp users are non-US? Which country has shown the most potential?
50:44 What does the post-COVID world look like for developers?
53:21 freeCodeCamp’s developer cards project

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