Codecademy Launches API Lesson Plans with Twitter, Box, and Others


According to TechCrunch, Codecademy – launched in August 2011 with the goal of democratizing coding lessons – has a new slew of API lesson plans, courtesy of multiple corporate (or not-yet-corporate) partners. These partners include Twitter, Box, Evernote, Gilt, WePay, Microsoft SkyDrive, 23andme, Mashape,, Firebase, Easypost, Github, MailChimp, and Dwolla.

The lesson plans are free, and will teach users to develop applications on the tech firms’ open Application Programming Interface architecture. A sample lesson plan includes learning how to send money from Dwolla and WePay’s code editor and create invoices.

Codecademy, founded by a pair of Columbia University students, has raised a total of $12.5 million so far. Funders include such big names as Index Ventures and Richard Branson, and the duo have already been featured in Forbes, and named one of the 50 Best Websites of 2012 by Time Magazine.