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NY Mayor Bloomberg Signs-Up For Free Programming Courses
2012-01-09 12:21:58

One of the world´s most well-known and wealthiest mayors is teaming up with some 180,000 fellow Americans to participate in an educational project initiated by a start-up company that calls itself Codecademy. With their campaign for 2012 called Code Year, they intend to encourage more average Americans to get into software programming by offering free online lessons. Participants in the program will receive emails every week containing an interactive lesson, and the company promises...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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