This article was published on March 3, 2016

Want to learn a programming language? Code School is dropping its paywall this weekend


Want to learn a programming language? Code School is dropping its paywall this weekend
Nate Swanner
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TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If you need to get in touch, Twitter is your best bet.

Learning to code can be a daunting task when you’re starting out — and a bit pricey. To help out, Code School — who have classes on all the major languages and disciplines — is free this weekend.

From March 4 through March 6, Code School is dropping its paywall. For a full 48 hours, you’ll be able to learn as much as you possibly can.

Currently, Code School has classes on the following subjects:

Ruby

JavaScript

Python

Database (SQL)

Git

iOS Development

HTML/CSS

There’s also an ‘Electives’ course aimed at informing you how the above classes can impact your development strategy.

If you like what you see this weekend, Code School’s normal pricing is $29 per month. There’s also a free tier, but it limits your access to the first level on the courses.

These courses won’t give you all the skills you need to land a job, but they’re a good way to dig into learning how to code (unless you want to learn iOS development; that course is still in Objective C).

Your 48-hour window of opportunity starts Friday at 5pm EST, so if you’ve ever needed a bit of motivation to start learning a new programming language, this might be the push you need.

➤ Code School