Hey fellow campers,
Here’s a quick update on health of the freeCodeCamp forum.
tl;dr - It is growing like crazy, and things seem to be getting better and better.
First of all, more campers are using the forum:
And this is in spite of us no longer explicitly telling campers to join the forum and introduce themselves.
Here’s a chart that should make us all proud:
This is the average time it takes for a post to receive its first response. That number is currently 0 hours.
This means when you post a question here on the forum, you can usually expect a response back in less than an hour. That’s almost as fast as a chat room!
Imagine getting stuck on a coding challenge or a project, explaining how you’re stuck, going to make a sandwich, then coming back and someone’s already responded. That’s the kind of response time we can achieve with this forum.
And you can help further accelerate this. We have a new Contributor Page that has fun, quick ways you can contribute to the community. Two of them involve the forum: answering unanswered questions and giving feedback on projects that haven’t gotten any yet.
Here are some other cool facts:
- People from almost every country on Earth use this forum.
1 in 5 campers on the forum is over 35 years old.
nearly a quarter of campers on the forum are women - a much better ratio than most programming communities.
The forum is a fun, inclusive place for everyone who’s learning to code, regardless of how “newbie” their questions are. As camper Kim Crayton describes it:
“The freeCodeCamp forum is like Stack Overflow without all the downvoting.”
All of this is possible thanks to our amazing team of moderators, and to the many helpful campers who are answering questions, giving feedback on projects, and making this a fun, helpful place to spend your time.
Thanks for being a part of all this!