The premise behind Code Year is simple. You subscribe via email and receive a weekly lesson with tasks you can participate in. Fred Wilson is taking it up. Buster Benson is tweeting about it. Paul Graham has invested in it. It’s a brilliant initiative and something I think would be great to take part in.
I begun trying to learn Ruby On Rails last year. It’s something I’ve let lapse a little bit since starting at Yammer as that became my core focus, but I’m excited to be heading to Rails Camp in 2 weeks to scratch up on the skills I learnt at the last camp in June 2011. Learning to code is hard for me. It’s not something that will be on my habit calendar for a little while yet, but a skill I still want to invest in learning more at some point this year.
If 2012 is the year you want to learn how to code, Code Year looks like a great place to start.