At the age of four, I made a promise to try to help people at all times. By the time I reached college, I thought I had to be a teacher or doctor to do so - until I discovered computer programming.
Computers are the single best resource we have next to the human mind, and computing has incredible potential to improve the human experience. In 2010, I started Developers for Good to connect with other technologists and help social causes with our skills. Contributing to real projects helped me grow professionally, and using my expertise to help nonprofits was immensely satisfying.
Vanessa Hurst, Founder
With CodeMontage, I aim to provide the similar possibilities for advancement and fulfillment to coders everywhere. Whether you're a self-taught coder, a recent grad looking for experience, or an experienced developer getting comfortable in a new language, CodeMontage can empower you. Together, we're building a movement of continuous learning that improves the world.
We believe computing is the most efficient way to improve the human experience, and that coders become the best through lots of practice building real applications. We know from teaching beginners that there's a frustrating gap between learning to code and being able to build robust applications, and we know from hiring and mentoring coders that experience can't be replaced with canned tutorials.
So, if it takes a lot of work to become a great coder, how can we make sure that work matters? That it moves society forward, as well as coders? That's where CodeMontage comes in: improve yourself while improving the world.