Welcome to The Happy Coder
This is designed as a coding course that will introduce you to the basic for those who have never coded before. You cannot fail, you can only try. You will be coding before you even have a chance to say ‘I can’t do this’. This is a have a go course. It is free and plans to stay that way. The aim is to give you the skills to create wonderful works of digital art and/or simple games for people to enjoy. The beauty of this is that you can link it into a website for others to see, interact and play.
This is where to start if you have never done any coding before. It will give you an opportunity to see what coding is and how it works. It uses a very simple interface that requires no software to be downloaded and best of all it is completely free. You can save your work and show your friends.
Quick link to get started with code https://editor.p5js.org
If you are still a bit bewildered click here to read more about what coding is and why it is so important
There are three main common themes in coding:
Internet of Things
Easy to learn
For any age
From 8 to 80
Develop new skills
Challenging, yet fun
Can be very addictive
Learn at your own pace
No hard maths
The Particle Photon connects with the Internet and communicates with another Particle Photon, a website or an app on a smartphone. Data can go both ways. You can turn a light on in your house with your phone or you can see what the temperature is in your living room in real time. These are just simple examples.
Learning about IoT is so important. There is so much hype and mistrust and yet the technology is there to bring so much benefit to people. Just like AI it is time for people with good motives to take the centre ground and find ways to use technology for the benefit of everyone.