Problem: The through of programming is often scary for many people who find it almost impossible to work with codes, and believe the practice is reserved solely for geniuses. The Codecademy was created in order to show that learning to program is easier than you think, as long as the teaching is done in a simple, uncomplicated and interactive way. The company was launched in 2012 by the then 22-year-old pair of Zach Sims and Ryan Rubinski.
Outcomes: After being up and running for just one week, the Codecademy had attracted 200000 backers, including the then mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg. Today, it has 24 million users. The example of young Tommy Nicholas, who learned to code within the tool and by 2013 had his site, Coffitivity, included in the Time magazine list of the best 50 websites, is displayed on the site.