Codecademy announced today that it is taking its service global with expansion to the UK, France, Estonia, Argentina and Brazil, adding, naturally, the French, Spanish and Portuguese among the user language options.
For those who has still not come across the service, the New York City-based marvel offers coding classes in a number of different programming languages free of charge.
The company also said that they are opening in their first international office in London and partnering with several NGOs and foundations for language and educational support, like Libraries without Borders to translate their service into French, Lehmann Foundation to offer the service in Portuguese,and Estonian government to help teach local schoolchildren the value of coding.
The service was created in 2011 by Zach Sims and Ryan Bubinski and is backed by $12.5 million in funding from investors such as Index Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Richard Branson, Yuri Milner, and a host of others. It has become an extremely popular free learning tool for would-be programmers, attracting more than 24 million unique users as of January 2014.
Earlier this year, we conducted a video interview with Sims during DLD Conference in Munich, in which we asked him the basics of the service and about their collaboration with governments, so please be sure to check it out.