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Free Code Camp is an online learning platform that takes people from knowing nothing about code to having enough knowledge to build software for a living. We have already done a show with Quincy Larson, the founder of Free Code Camp, in which we discussed his motivation for starting the organization.
The economics of running a free interactive platform with thousands of users informs the architectural strategy. Free Code Camp does not even have ads, so it needs to be frugal. Berkeley Martinez is the CTO of Free Code Camp, and in today’s episode he discusses how Free Code Camp works from a technical perspective, including how the site’s sandboxed coding environment is built.