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I was up last night writing some codes for a new website I’m working on (link will be available soon) when I stumbled upon some rare opportunities to learn programming or computer science online.

These links will take you to some online courses offered by Ivy League Schools for free. 

I bet the news of FREE IVY LEAGUE COURSES is quite exciting to you. Yes I said it, FREE COURSES & RESOURCES.

I remember when I started my web development journey in 2014, one of the biggest challenges I had was finding a place to learn how to write programs. At first all the IT training centers that I found were in Lagos and I lived in Port Harcourt which is about 250 miles away. I would have to travel for hours, get a place to stay for a month or more, handle miscellaneous expenses such as feeding, accommodation, transportation, pocket picking insurance lol and many other unknown expenses. I did a quick calculation and realized that it’ll be too expensive for me at the time. Going to (one very popular and expensive IT chain in Nigeria starting with N  and ending with T) was not an option because I had gotten a scholarship from them as far back as 2008 but still couldn’t afford it.

Eventually, I found some persons & training centers that offered to tutor me but the second problem I had was finding the time to learn because the places I found where not close to my home, and their schedules were not convenient for me as I was managing a startup. I eventually gave up on learning until I came across a CMS application that made it possible to build websites without learning how to code, It was cool for a while because I was already into graphic design so it all came together aesthetically. I still wasn’t fulfilled because I really wanted to learn programming and understand how it worked. Eventually I came across some online resources, many were paid for, and those that were free were incomplete or quite difficult to understand.

 

The experience was quite frustrating

Then I discovered some online communities which helped me to learn programming at my own pace in the comfort of my home and mobile device. Although, my first attempt at programming was with C#. I got some video tutorials from a friend of mine, installed all the necessary apps on my laptop but couldn’t get the expected result after writing a few lines of code. That plane came crashing down before it even took off, I abandoned C# after just 3 classes.

I came across an ad on Instagram about Microsoft Cloud Society and I enrolled, took HTML, CSS and JavaScript classes, it was exciting for me because for the first time in my life I wrote lines of programs and saw results. This was a fresh experience for me considering that I was used to creating designs with aesthetics in mind, I was excited that I could write codes that created something I could see. I was encouraged by a friend of mine who is a senior developer at one of the biggest IT Company in Nigeria. He sent links which unveiled the amazing world of free online courses which led me to FreeCodeCamp. This community and their curriculum fueled the fire I had for programming. Enrolled for some free and paid courses on Udemy and I can assure you that it is worth every penny. The beautiful thing about programming is that every day we discover new ways to use it to improve the quality of our lives.

 

I’ve compiled a list below containing online resources and apps with which you can learn coding, for web development, mobile apps development, desktop app development, and machine learning and so on. Here are they are:

Online Learning Resources:

Free Code Camp

Microsoft Cloud Society

Microverse

Coursera

edX

Udacity

Future Learn

 

Ivy League Courses:

From Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia Universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Read this Article for free Ivy Leaugue Courses and more (other course available including social sciences, art, health science etc.): Here are 380 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free by Dhawal Shah

 

Mobile Apps:

Check App Store and Google Play Store

SoloLearn

Udacity

Mimo

 

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Till next #TechTuesday, excelsior.

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3 Comments

  1. Justin

    Long time supporter, and thought I’d drop a comment.

    Your wordpress site is very sleek – hope you don’t mind me asking what theme you’re using?
    (and don’t mind if I steal it? :P)

    I just launched my site –also built in wordpress like yours– but the theme slows (!) the site
    down quite a bit.

    In case you have a minute, you can find it by searching
    for “royal cbd” on Google (would appreciate any feedback) – it’s
    still in the works.

    Keep up the good work– and hope you all take care of yourself during the
    coronavirus scare!

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