The well-loved education startup Codecademy is tapping into what appears to be a watershed moment for the inevitable spike in demand for computer science skills. Mashable's Sarah Kessler offers some impressive statistics about the very recent explosion in interest:
Minutes after Kessley published her post, the student count broke the six-figure threshold and was nearing 101,000 at the time of this posting.
With points and badges and everything, Codecademy resembles a cross between Math Blaster and Foursquare. Weird analogy, we know, but try it out and you'll see what we mean. Oh and unlike all 150 of those computer science undergrad programs, Codecademy is free.