The open curriculum for learning web development
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Welcome to The Odin Project Curriculum

The Odin Project (also known as TOP) is an open-source community for learning full-stack web development. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive curriculum to learn web development for free. We help our students learn the skills and build the impressive portfolio of projects they need to get hired as a web developer.

The curriculum is divided into distinct courses, each covering the subject language in depth. Each course contains a listing of lessons interspersed with multiple projects. These projects give students the opportunity to practise what they are learning, thereby reinforcing and solidifying the theoretical knowledge learned in the lessons. Completed projects may then be included in the student's portfolio.

Lessons are structured through a combination of original written content and a compilation of carefully curated resources from the web. This is where the contributing happens!

This repository houses the curricular content used in The Odin Project website. (cf. this repository which houses the front-end and back-end code.)

The TOP community can be found in our gitter chat rooms.

Contributing

The Odin Project depends on open-source contributions to improve, grow, and thrive. We welcome contributors of all experience levels and backgrounds to help maintain this awesome curriculum and community.

Lessons/Courses in Development

We are constantly making improvements to the curriculum, and new lessons are always in the works. However, writing new lessons is very time consuming and is done for free. If you would like to know specifics about work on new lessons, please checkout the Forum under "sprints", ask in the gitter chat contributing section, or keep an eye on this repo.

If you would like to help us develop any lessons, please read our contributing guide to find out how you can contribute.

A non-exhaustive list of what you can contribute to help us:

  • typo and grammar corrections,
  • rewriting lesson sections to make them clearer and easier to understand,
  • fixes for broken links,
  • new resource links you think would make a lesson better, and
  • working on new lessons and projects. You can choose to work on parts of a lesson that are outlined in the progress list on lesson plans or you can work on completing an entire lesson yourself.

To find out more about how you can contribute, please read our contributing guide.

Other helpful links

For more information about The Odin Project, go to theodinproject.com.

For the source code to The Odin Project's main website (which pulls in this curriculum), check out the github repo here.

Happy Coding!

* See license.md for usage details.


Created by Erik Trautman

The Odin Project - Javascript Curriculum

Mission statement

Our main focus is the cultivation and sequencing of the best free resources around the internet. We believe wholeheartedly that everything one needs to know to become employed can be found for free online. However, for the average new learner, the vast quantity (and widely varying quality) of resources makes it difficult to make meaningful progress. Therefore, we have devised three basic steps to fix this.

  1. We have created a curriculum that attempts to find the optimal sequencing of information. This curriculum is intended to take someone from knowing literally nothing about web development to a point where they could be employed as a Junior Developer.
  2. For each topic in the curriculum, we try to find the best free resources on the internet that teach that topic. We will often link multiple resources so as to not rely too much on a single source of information. If good resources cannot be found, we write our own, but we definitely prefer primary links to external sites.
  3. We invent and cultivate projects that give learners a chance to practice what they have learned and to integrate skills along the way. These projects increase information retention, give the learner a chance to experiment, and allow the learner to build an impressive portfolio.

Additionally, we have made our learning materials completely open source. This means that if anyone comes across a resource that is better than what is currently included in our lessons, that person is free (and encouraged!) to add them, which improves our curriculum over time and helps it to stay up to date.

Contributing

If you would like to contribute to this project, please contact us here.