Why Does This Exist?
When I was growing up and teaching myself how to code, it felt like the internet was this wide open expanse that I could throw myself into and learn as much as possible.
Somewhere along the way, the internet... changed. Everything is a walled garden now, and every service trying to "teach kids how to code" seems mostly interested in them being in their platform and not really giving them the tools to go beyond those walls. It almost seems as if the expectation is that the school system would be their next step, but... look, I've been there, and that's really (rarely) the solution.
This newsletter is my way of trying to provide the learning environment I had as a kid, but in a safe and accessible way. The idea is to round up the good parts of the internet that a kid could use and learn from, and funnel it to them every week. Parents can rest assured that their kids aren't getting visually assaulted by the increasingly strange images, text, and audio that's pervading the web, and kids can look at coding as something beyond just making simple games and tricks.
I charge monthly for it, which some people might not like, and that's okay. The reason I charge for it is so that there's never a question of sustainability, revenue, or conflict of interest. I also love feedback, so if you have any questions, concerns, comments or criticism, please shoot me an email and let's chat!