http://www.castig.org Teacher at One Month. Faculty at Columbia University where I teach Digital Literacy. I write about coding, the internet, and social impact.

       



221 Stories by Chris Castiglione

Let’s Change How We Think About Learning to Code

I taught myself how to code. In college I was a music major. I never thought the Computer Science department was cool. Piano and...
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How I Learned to Code with Nathan Baschez

Nathan Baschez (Product Hunt, Gimlet Media) is one of the most prolific creators I know, having worked at half a dozen of the coolest...
35 min read

10 Reasons to Learn Python Programming

Python is one of the most popular programming languages that exist. It’s simple, easy to learn and powerful enough to build a web application...
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7 Quick Ways To Step Up Your Email Design Today

How many emails do you receive a day? Ten? Twenty? Fifty? Now, how many of those emails do you quickly skim and immediately delete?...
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How do You Accept Credit Card Payments on Your Website?

Key Takeaways Payment processing allows you to accept payments online, and integrate a variety of payment methods and features. Here are three options to...
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What is ECMAScript?

Have you ever wondered how JavaScript became so popular? If so, you have come to the right place.  To understand how JavaScript became so...
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What is a Hacker?

Defining hacker isn’t so straightforward. The name has an “I know it when I see it” ring to it. Most computer programmers are hackers,...
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jQuery vs. JavaScript | What’s the difference?

Here is a question I hear often: What’s the difference between JavaScript and jQuery? To understand the difference you need to look at a...
2 min read

Famous First Landing Pages | Google, Facebook, Amazon…

“If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” — Reid Hoffman If your startup is successful, no one will remember...
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