Educational Technology

December 28, 2015

To Escape Public Housing, Louisville Woman Turns to Coding

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am


Through the online learning program called Treehouse, offered at no cost by the Louisville Free Public Library system, she began learning the basics of coding. “Just teaching myself,” she said. She liked it, so she enrolled in Code Louisville — a free 12-week online coding workshop that anyone with a Louisville Free Public Library card can access — to further her learning. Then, things started clicking. “I started finding my niche, and that was new to me,” she said. “It was easier to work on my self-confidence. My view about me started changing.” She kept enrolling in Code Louisville sessions to learn the finer points of frontend and backend web development. Becky Steele, project coordinator for Code Louisville, said many of the program participants are like Johnson. They want to reinvent themselves. But Steele said Johnson has more — an “insatiable desire to improve.”

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