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But I don't know how to code

If you have never written any software, you can still compete and win. Below are ways to get to a quick taste of coding. Within minutes you can be writing code and making things happen. Poke around for a minute — or an hour. You will notice that each is its own website with lots of other playgrounds / tutorials / etc. Enjoy!

HTML

A billion pages can’t be wrong. There are about one billion web pages on the internet. Every one of them is written with HTML. Below are three playgrounds that can have you writing the language of the internet in no time.

General Assembly

(free, but registration is required)

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FreeCodeCamp

(free, but registration is required)

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Codecademy

(no registration required)

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Swift & Java

Go Mobile. iPhone and Androids are different on the outside, and they are different on the inside. Making an app for Android uses a language called Java. Making an app for iPhone uses a language called Swift. Below are a couple playgrounds that let you get a taste for each.

Swift

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Android

(free, but registration is required)

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Android

(no registration required)

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Games

Make Fun. You play games, right? Now you can peek behind the curtain and see how they are made.

Game Lab

(free, but registration is required)

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Maze Game

(free, but registration is required)

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