Author Archives | Bryson Payne

About Bryson Payne

Author of Teach Your Kids to Code, Speaker, and Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Georgia.

UNG cited as a national leader in cyber security education

May 27, 2016

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The University of North Georgia (UNG) recently earned designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE). The designation is from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) who jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) program. Universities are designated based on their robust degree […]

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Permanent Coupon Codes for My Udemy Courses – Just $19 Forever!

March 9, 2016

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In the past 8 months, I’ve been honored, humbled, and amazed to have over 8,600 students enroll in my two Udemy courses, “Teach Your Kids to Code” and “Fun with Java”! In the ten months since my book, Teach Your Kids to Code debuted, we’re already in a third printing (over 22,000 copies!), and I’ve […]

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Coding example apps in Python 2.7 versus Python 3.5

January 23, 2016

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Python 2.7 code sample

Several readers and students have asked about running the example programs from “Teach Your Kids to Code” in IDLE for Python 2.7 (the common default on Mac OS X and Linux computers) – the good news is that there are two relatively easy options: Upgrade to Python v3 with the terminal commands: sudo apt-get install python3 and sudo apt-get install […]

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Join 6,000 Students in My New Java Course in 2016!

January 4, 2016

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Learn Java Like a Kid

You can celebrate the new year by joining over 6,000 students in my brand new Java programming course, “Learn Java Like a Kid: Build Three Desktop and Mobile Apps!” on Udemy – and, thanks to the Udemy New Year’s Promotion, you can enroll for just $10 by using the coupon code 10REASONS! I would love […]

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Get $30 Off for Back-to-School, Over 2,000 Students Enrolled!

September 8, 2015

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It’s back-to-school time nationwide, and over 2,000 students have joined my Udemy online course, “Teach Your Kids to Code: Learn to Program Python at Any Age!” in the two months since we launched! To celebrate, you can get the course for just $19, with 7 hours of video in over 100 short, 2-6 minute lectures for learners young and […]

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

August 12, 2015

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

August 9, 2015

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

July 16, 2015

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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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Code Ranch guest author; Second printing for TYKTC!

June 23, 2015

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

May 4, 2015

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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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