Vidcode Raises $1.5 Million to Teach Teens to Code

Vidcode Raises $1.5 Million to Teach Teens to Code
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Vidcode is a Y Combinator-backed startup that focuses on teaching teens and young adults how to code. After its latest fundraiser, the startup gathered $1.5 million in seed funding for its classes and curriculum. With its modern teaching technique, Vidcode is able to teach young individuals how to code by connecting it to their own personal interests.

Vidcode’s curriculum will allow students to learn how to code apps and other programs, such as Snapchat filters. Because of its versatility, Vidcode will also allow students to implement their own photos, videos, and audio files into their projects to create interesting and influential content. Students typically use Vidcode to “learn basic to advanced object-oriented programming through one of their favorite hobbies – video-making, while other project-oriented lessons teach them how to create memes, video filters, interactive games, GIFs, and more, using real programming languages.” The curriculum will help students understand the basic process of coding but also the steps after visual block coding. This means students have the opportunity to learn how to code using advanced JavaScript and even virtual reality technology.

Vidcode recognizes the lack of preparation of computer programming jobs in the upcoming future, and they believe their curriculum will help resolve that epidemic. According to TechCrunch, by 2020, there will be “1 million jobs in computer programming left unfulfilled, the team points out, but only 40% of schools teach this skill.” Since last year, Vidcode has grown from participating in 10,000 schools to 25,000, mainly in New York, California, Arkansas, Kansas, and Texas. Ultimately, Vidcode’s goal is to reach 20 million students, with equal gender proportions, by the year 2020.

Vidcode has its eyes set on helping students learn more about technology and the world of coding. With its newly raised funds, the startup is more capable of achieving its goal of creating more computer programming specialists and promoting the general knowledge of technology.

Mohammad Sultani for TechFunnel.com


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Mohammad Sultani is currently an undergraduate at the University of San Diego pursuing a degree in Political Science and English. As an experienced writer for various technology, law, and political news outlets, he has shown great potential in his writings and hopes to continue developing his skills. With the goal of becoming an established lawyer and writer, Mohammad is determined to help those in need on both ends of the spectrum.

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