August 12, 2015

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Join My FREE O’Reilly Webcast Tomorrow (8/13 1pm ET/10am PT): “Teach Your Kids to Code”

There’s still time! Register now for my FREE O’Reilly Webinar, “Teach Your Kids to Code: Basic concepts with Turtle graphics in Python”, LIVE tomorrow, Thursday, August 13, 2015, from 10-11am Pacific Time (1-2pm Eastern). You can register for free at http://www.oreilly.com/pub/e/3422 – I’ll be demonstrating how you can teach (and learn) basic programming concepts likes variables, loops […]

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August 9, 2015

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Over 1,100 Students Enrolled in “Teach Your Kids to Code” Course Online!

We launched “Teach Your Kids to Code” as a Udemy online course in mid-July, and over 1,100 students have enrolled in less than a month! If you’re one of my students, thank you for taking the course – if you haven’t signed up yet, you can still use the coupon code FRIENDS27 to get $30 off and start […]

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July 16, 2015

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New Udemy Course: “Teach Your Kids to Code: Python Programming for All Ages”

Teach Your Kids to Code: Python Programming for All Ages! by Dr. Bryson Payne on Udemy.com

Get $30 off and help us celebrate the launch of our online course, “Teach Your Kids to Code” for only $57 $27 at Udemy.com with the coupon code FRIENDS27 – Covers chapters 1-7 of the book, in quick, two- to six- minute videos you and your student can enjoy together! ** Use the Coupon Code KIDSCODE27 to save $30 […]

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June 23, 2015

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Code Ranch guest author; Second printing for TYKTC!

I’m excited to be a guest author on CodeRanch.com this week, and you can win a free copy of Teach Your Kids to Code on their Python forum! I’m also thrilled to announce that No Starch Press is beginning the second printing of Teach Your Kids to Code! Thanks to the great response we’ve received […]

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May 4, 2015

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Teach Your Kids to Code debuts at #1 spot on Amazon

Amazon Debut

Teach Your Kids to Code debuted at the #1 spot in Children’s Programming Books on Amazon this past week, and as a #1 Hot New Release in both Python and in Beginner’s Programming Books! I owe a sincere debt of gratitude to everyone who pre-ordered Teach Your Kids to Code and to those who purchased it on […]

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April 23, 2015

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Teach Your Kids to Code has arrived!

Book cover for Teach Your Kids to Code by Bryson Payne

Teach Your Kids to Code: A parent-friendly guide to Python programming is available for order NOW from No Starch Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and book retailers everywhere. Thank you to everyone who preordered Teach Your Kids to Code, pushing us into the top 30 programming books for children on Amazon! You can still save 30% off […]

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February 12, 2015

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Teach Your Kids to Code book pre-sale discount!

Update: No Starch said we had a “robust response” to the pre-release of Teach Your Kids to Code – thank you to everyone who preordered! If you missed the 50% off sale, you can still pick up the book at 30% off at http://www.nostarch.com/teachkids (with instant access to the eBook included) or for ~$22 from Amazon or Barnes & […]

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January 10, 2015

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Setting up Pygame on a Mac

I have compiled a replicable, dependable, almost understandable set of steps to install Pygame for Python 3 that has worked across four generations of Mac OS X. Pieces of these steps appear in two or three other how-to’s on the web, but this full process has been carefully tested across Mac OS X 10.6-10.9, and […]

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March 1, 2014

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Building Mobile Apps for Fun and Profit

Wow! I’ve got 62 students in two sections of Mobile App Development this semester at UNG, the most popular computer science elective we’ve ever offered! We’re programming apps in Android and iOS, and having a blast! It’s so popular, we’ve added a new Minor in Mobile App Development that starts this Fall 2014 – CSCI […]

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November 1, 2013

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Building the next Facebook/Twitter/etc.

The tools to build the next billion-user app (like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, GMail, etc.) are more easily within reach than ever before – in fact, perhaps they’re within reach for the first time, ever. Just ten years ago (2003), there was no Facebook (it first went online in 2004), no Twitter (2006), no YouTube (2005), […]

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