In CodeBerry Programming School’s “Basics of Programming” series, we discuss programming-related topics and everything you need to know to get started. Stay tuned for new articles and find the answer to every “what”, “why”, and “how”, you may have had about coding!

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CodeBerry ship’s logbook

 

The new cycle, Matterhorn, has already started, but let’s take a step back and celebrate all the things that kept us busy during the last development cycle. 🎉

🇲🇽Restarting the Mexican CodeBerry

A few years back, we’ve tried our hands at Mexico, but we had to put those efforts on hold while concentrating on the Central and Eastern European markets. Now we had the means and the opportunity to restart the Mexican CodeBerry. We already have five students and four scholarship students, and a whole new team that is excitedly welcoming them. Soon we’ll start the flagship CodeBerry courses here as well.

 

🌍An MVP in 20 Countries for Free

We went live with the minimum viable product of CodeBerry in so many countries, you’ll have to scroll down now to see the Chinese language option in the language picker below. (Unless you’re David. He always has some weird resolution set up on his screen.)

All the new languages have their landing pages and student communities set up, and our new students can access the first three JS modules in Orange for free. We needed to expand. We did it on a massive scale. Two projects in the next cycle will pick up where 20 countries had to stop; the “Community Translation” project will lower the translation barrier, and the “Restarting the Settler Team” project will push the expansion efforts with rapid experiments. 

👩‍💻Creating an Advanced CSS Course

Our newest course deals with some of the latest, and probably most useful things in CSS like flexbox and grids.

Although the concepts we teach are labeled as advanced, most will make more sense than using earlier solutions of CSS.

 

🧨Exploding the Metadata Files in the Curriculum

Back in 2016, we made some choices regarding the curriculum’s technical structure that no longer made our lives better. We made some new decisions now, and currently, we’re pleased about the fact that making some minor modifications in our learning materials doesn’t take hours. See you again in—–hopefully, less than–—4 years! 😄

⏰Bonus Payment Reminder Email

Our overdue payment reminder emails did not cover all the available plans, and in some cases, were sent manually. We extended the second overdue reminder email to every subscription type we have and made it more automated. So now, everyone gets their fair share of reminders.

 

🚀Launching Two New Courses

Remember those times when we couldn’t offer our jQuery and Website Creator Practice courses to our enthusiastic students? It’s so last May! The feedback of the first finishers looks excellent too.

✅Introducing the Streaks Feature

When you try to commit to a new habit like learning programming, it’s always good to have some systems in place that help you keep to your commitment. Streaks is a new feature in our learning management system that shows how many minutes you’ve managed to spend with studying each day. Reach five minutes, get well-deserved paws. 🐾⏸🐈

👾Giving a Taste of our Mentor Service

We created a trial version of our mentor service to give a free taste of sweet code mentor wisdom. Some students have already tried it, let’s see what happens.

🤙Introducing Learning Buddies

We also offered a new way for our students to get motivated; they could invite their learning buddy to keep them company for a free month.

 

🌊Hiring New Team Members

We hired more team members than during any previous cycle. We could welcome new translators, proofreaders, rehire past team members, and get our newest full-time developer, Azaz on board.

Welcome 🌊, everyone!

And also we’ll soon have a 👇

That’s a lot. We did great.

Now is the time to pat ourselves on the shoulder:

 

In CodeBerry Programming School’s “Basics of Programming” series, we discuss programming-related topics and everything you need to know to get started. Stay tuned for new articles and find the answer to every “what”, “why”, and “how”, you may have had about coding!

CodeBerry ship’s logbook

Would you like to learn how to code, online? Come and try our first 25 lessons for free at the CodeBerry Programming School.