Let’s just say, I would be very sober in this situation. But that’s cool with me, it’s hard enough remembering code without trying to do it sloshed!
If you didn’t pick up on that reference, you could watch the scene from the Social Network for yourself.
The rest of the scene goes a little like this…
Mark Zuckerberg: They have ten minutes to get root access to a Python webserver, expose it’s SSL encryption and then intercept all traffic over it’s secure port.
Eduardo Saverin: They’re hacking.
Mark Zuckerberg: Yes, all behind a Pix Firewall Emulator. But here’s the beauty.
Eduardo Saverin: You know I didn’t understand anything you just said, right?
Mark Zuckerberg: I do know that.
Right now, I am the Eduardo Saverin in that situation and once again, I’m cool with that. We can’t all be Zuckerburgs.
AND I’m not trying to learn to hack, just trying to get by in my Web Design I class.
So there’s my infusion of pop culture into this post, now time for some useful information!
For all the other Eduardos out there, have no fear! There are some apps and websites to help making learn web design & coding easier (and maybe even more fun). You can read a fuller description on this trend at Mashable.
The first is Treehouse. This site teaches through videos and exercises but once I saw that after a free 30-day trial, they want some money, I quickly realized this was not the service for me.
So on to the next…
Codeacadamy seems to actually be kind of fun. It teaches you through a series of video game like lessons. You earn points and badges with each lesson that you complete.
I looked around and I couldn’t find a thing about pricing, which I think means it’s legitimately free!!
Another cool feature I liked about this site was the CodeAcadamy Blog, which I will probably look into for a future post!
There’s seriously so much I don’t know about this world of web design and coding but that’s what makes it exciting!
Maybe someday we’ll all be able to comprehend Aaron Sorkin’s fabulous dialogue from the Social Network.