Top 13 Websites to Learn to Code for Free

Becoming a self-taught developer is easier now more than ever. The need for technical talent within the market has risen considerably over the past decade with the digitization of almost all sectors and industries. The education providers have responded to this demand and have gone on to establish themselves online with the guarantee of serving a larger market than before.

So, are you a beginner looking to get into coding? Not sure where to start? Look no further. This article highlights some of the best online free coding websites with the aim of guiding and helping you start this exciting journey even sooner.

1)    Zindua School

Zindua School is one of the leading coding schools in Africa, pioneering different deferred tuition options for students. It combines interesting tutorials, articles, and live lecture sessions for their core programs.

They offer free introductory courses in Data Science, Software Development, and No-code Product Development courses for non-techie founders and entrepreneurs. The programs are self-paced and are perfect for beginners looking to get into coding. Their programs are specially gamified to make learning more interesting and interactive.

This is definitely a perfect place to start for anyone looking to kickstart their career in code.


FreeCodeCamp is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help people learn code for free. It combines thousands of tutorial videos, articles, and interactive coding lessons for anyone looking to get into coding.

FreeCodeCamp has free verified certifications in courses such as Web design, Data Science, Data structures and Algorithms, Machine Learning among others. It also has a YouTube page that anyone can visit and a resourceful community that is always ready to support their own. This is definitely a good place to start.

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