TechCrunch: YC-backed Vidcode raises $1.5M to teach teens to code using Snapchat filters, videos, memes and more

TechCrunch: YC-backed Vidcode raises $1.5M to teach teens to code using Snapchat filters, videos, memes and more. “Vidcode, a Y Combinator-backed startup focused on teaching teens how to code, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding for its curriculum. While there are a number of learn-to-code platforms out there today, Vidcode’s approach is to make coding more interesting to teens by connecting it to their existing interests – like Snapchat filters and memes – while also allowing young coders to leverage their own photos, videos and audio in their projects.”

Hongkiat: Codemade is a Pinterest-Style Tech Project Sharing Site

New-to-Me and nifty, from Hongkiat: Codemade is a Pinterest-Style Tech Project Sharing Site. “This site feels like an engineering lover’s best friend. If you have a passion for writing code and building physical projects you will love Codemade. You can search projects by name or by feature using the top search bar. You can also search by popularity or organize projects based on technology.”

TechCrunch: Deep Algo offers simple code visualization for people who don’t know how to code

TechCrunch: Deep Algo offers simple code visualization for people who don’t know how to code. “The system works by presenting a sort form that helps the user determine precisely what they want out of a piece of code. From there, the system breaks things down into more of a flow chart to help give a better understanding of the actions created by the code. The idea to get employees in other aspects of business involved in the process, to add their unique points of views to the system.”

Stack Overflow Trends: A New And Free Tool To Track Programming Languages And Technologies (Fossbytes)

From Fossbytes: Stack Overflow Trends: A New And Free Tool To Track Programming Languages And Technologies. “Stack Overflow has launched a new and free to use tool to give you a better idea of current programming and technology trends. Called Stack Overflow Trends, this tool basically measures the interests of users based on the number of questions each month.”

CNET: Apple offering free classes at all 495 of its stores

CNET: Apple offering free classes at all 495 of its stores. “Turns out Apple isn’t too cool for school. The company said Tuesday it would launch educational sessions globally with seminars called ‘Today at Apple.’ The free program will be open to the public and include more than 60 different classes on topics such as art, design, coding and photography.”

Google Blog: Improvements to searching for special characters in programming languages

From Google: Improvements to searching for special characters in programming languages. “For those seeking answers to technical queries, Google just upped its search game. Now for queries containing sequences of 2-3 special characters such as [== vs ===] and [+=], Google will return results on the meaning of these sequences in programming languages.”