This is the most ambitious project I’ve ever taken on.

I don’t talk about it often, but I really enjoy teaching.

A few kind words on an article I’ve written or a video I’ve made will sit with me for long after the comment was posted. Once a week, I volunteer as an English teacher and it warms my heart whenever a student uses a new word they had been taught the previous week.

2020 was a tough year and 2021 — so far — appears to be no different. To try and add some positivity into the world, I wanted to figure out what I could do to help more people in 2021. I love writing articles and making videos that teach people coding concepts, but was there a way that I could do this at a more direct level?

And with that thought in mind, I am proud to introduce Stackademic. An initiative in conjunction with In Plain English.

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The past decade has seen an influx of coding bootcamps. Some bootcamps cost more than the price of college or university. And while coding bootcamps may provide a gateway to the industry, billions of people are still priced out.

To tackle this, the Stackademic initiative plans to teach the next generation of coders, for FREE. We will teach a curriculum — that is at least equivalent to those expensive bootcamps — to students via remote video classes.

We’ve already received over 50 applicants from all over the world, along with messages from companies interested in sponsoring the initiative.

This may be the most ambitious project I’ve ever taken on. If you’re interested in getting involved, whether as a student, a teacher, a volunteer, or a contributor, get in touch with me over Twitter — you can reach me at twitter.com/sunilsandhu.

Finally, I would also really appreciate it if you could share details about this initiative with as many people as possible on Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Remember, this is not about ego, this is about helping people.

Let’s start changing some lives! ❤️

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