Not everyone should learn to code, but if it's on your list of priorities you've got a friend in Mozilla. It has just announced a program called Webmaker that aims to teach the average user to create rather than consume. While the lessons are still forthcoming, you can join or create a "code party" to learn with others so you're not going it alone.
So what is a code party, exactly? Mozilla explains:
We're inviting everyone to join or volunteer at free local events and teach-ins around the world. With new Webmaker tools, event kits and starter projects designed to make it easy, social and fun. We'll end with a big wrap-up September 23.
While we've seen plenty of other ways to teach yourself to code, and even created our own series of lessons to help, this is the first collective learning initiative we've seen. You can certainly teach yourself from the privacy of your own home, but if you learn better with others you should definitely check this out.
Introducing Mozilla Webmaker: helping the world make the web [Mozilla Blog]