The freeCodeCamp open source community runs Medium’s largest technical publication. Each week, we publish more than a dozen stories on development, design, and data science.
For the longest time, I served as the publication’s sole editor. I edited and published more than 1,200 submissions. But we have always received way more high-quality story submissions than I had time to publish. So I finally admitted to myself that I needed help.
Even though freeCodeCamp reaches millions of people each month through Medium, YouTube, and our coding platform, we’re a small donor-supported nonprofit. We lack the resources to hire professional editors.
Today, the freeCodeCamp community turns 1,000 days old. We’ve accomplished a lot together in that time:
This Wednesday, websites, online communities — and all the Americans who use them — will come together to sound the alarm about the Federal Communication Commission’s attack on net neutrality.
Right now, new FCC Chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai has a plan to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies immense control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, the FCC will give companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T control over what we can see and do on the internet. …
An Amazon engineer built a real-time multiplayer game called StockStream, where strangers invest $50,000 of his real-life money in the stock market.
Here’s how it works:
!buy APPLinto the chat room
So far, the portfolio has fluctuated around its initial $50,000. …
freeCodeCamp is now the largest technology publication on Medium. And as its sole editor, I get way more high-quality story submissions than I have time to edit and publish.
This means that I’m the biggest bottleneck — between all the developers, designers, and data scientists writing these amazing stories — and a growing audience that’s eager to read them.
Even though freeCodeCamp.org reaches millions of people each month through Medium, YouTube, and our coding platform, we’re a small donor-supported nonprofit. We lack the resources to hire professional editors.
This said, a lack of resources hasn’t stopped us in other areas…
Yesterday, a market where people trade the Bitcoin-like cryptocurrency Ethereum crashed instantly.
The value of Ether (the Ethereum currency) plunged from about US $300 to $0.10 in seconds. Then it bouncing right back up to $300.
Here’s how this extremely unlikely event unfolded:
If you’re a tax-paying American, you may wonder what the shadowy National Security Agency (NSA) is doing with your money.
Well, aside from stockpiling vulnerabilities in old versions of Windows, and writing viruses that destroy nuclear centrifuges, the NSA builds and open-sources some pretty cool tech:
Today Bali Balo, a French designer and developer, published a new piece: a cube suspended in darkness that rotates on its own. As it does, it reveals different sides, each offering a glimpse into a different world:
Bali Balo is famous on CodePen not only for these explorations of geometry, but also for building a pure-CSS Minesweeper game.
That’s right —…
A team of developers just launched an open source search engine that will show you how to learn pretty much anything. It works by clustering resources into “mind maps.”
Here’s part of their mind map for web development: