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Codecademy Goes to Back to School

It’s that time of the year again. The air is crisper, lattes are spiced with pumpkin-flavor extract, and Codecademy is coming to a campus near you!

Codecademy is taking to the road for a whirl-wind college tour up and down the eastern seaboard. We’ve had a great time sharing stores from our college fellowship program and spilling the technical details on how we evaluate up to 5,000 code submissions a second (over 25 million a day!)

So far, we’ve had a turnout at Brown that would scare any fire marshall and we’ve stayed up all night to hack with the best and brightest at MIT’s blow-out HackMIT event. But we’re just getting started, so come join us if we’re visiting a campus near you!

Hope to see you soon!

MIT tech talk10/8 at 7pmBldg 5, Room 233

Olin tech talk10/9 at 7pmAcademic Center 126

Princeton talk10/11 at 9pmCode@Night

MIT On campus interviews10/25Apply on careerbridge, if interested

Codecademy at HackMIT

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A few of us at Codecademy spent the weekend at MIT for HackMIT – a hackathon involving over 1000 college students from around the world. It’s been an awesome experience seeing so many coders in one location hacking away at amazing projects.

The atmosphere inspired us to start hacking ourselves. For our hack, we decided to programmatically find the most active Codecademy users at HackMIT and give them some love and swag.

By querying our database for all of the emails of attendees at HackMIT, we were able to find all the Codecademy users in attendance. We then sorted the list of users by points and achievements to find the top 3 most active Codecademy users at HackMIT.

Here is a photo of us with our top HackMIT user – spiltpeasoup!

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We were surprised to find out that over 25% of hackers at HackMIT have a Codecademy account! If you are at HackMIT this weekend, stop by and say hi!