Digital Literacy Startup Skillcrush Is Not Just for the Ladies

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Much to the chagrin of Ladybeat, brogramming is again in the news today, but this time with an insightful piece from Mother Jones on the sexist slip ups fledgling startups are wont to make. Buried at the bottom is an anecdote about 27-year-old Adda Birnir, who decided to start a service called Skillcrush as “an online resource for women looking to learn code and feel comfortable doing it.”

Skillcrush, which is still in its pre-launch phase, offers a set of online tutorials primarily focused on digital literacy–stuff like how to “beautify your blog,” implement ads, and create an online store–aimed at helping everyone, not just women, beef up on their tech skills. Read More