About The Odin Project

The Odin Project is one of those "What I wish I had when I was learning" resources. Not everyone has access to a computer science education or the funds to attend an intensive coding school and neither of those is right for everyone anyway. This project is designed to fill in the gap for people who are trying to hack it on their own but still want a high quality education.

Our Beliefs

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Education should be free and accessible

This curriculum itself is free and we tried to link to resources that are themselves free so anyone in the world can use them.

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You learn best by actually building

The Odin Project curriculum is full of projects that will help you build a strong portfolio of work on Github to fill out your resume.

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Motivation is fueled by working with others

We're committed to connecting students together so they can stay motivated and learn faster.

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Open source is best

Our curriculum and website are available on Github and we encourage students to actually contribute to the project itself!

Overview of TheOdinProject







Origin of The Odin Project

The Odin Project was founded in 2013 by Erik Trautman. Erik was working for an intensive coding bootcamp at the time and had previously gone through the bootcamp himself. He quickly discovered that a lot of applicants were unable to enroll on the bootcamp, either due to financial or geographic constraints.

This inspired Erik to create The Odin Project, a free open source curriculum that could be taken entirely online. Like a bootcamp it would lay out a path for students to follow to go from zero knowledge to proficent as a web developer. Since The Odin Projects inception it has helped many students get hired as a developer. And has helped countless others learn enough programming to work on their own personal projects.

Erik has since moved on to found The Viking Code School. A for profit online intensive coding bootcamp, where he continues to teach students all they need to know to get hired as a web developer. The Odin Project lives on, being maintained and continually improved by a team of volunteer maintainers who carry on Eriks original vision.

Open Source

This website and the curriculum it hosts are completely open source. That means anyone can work on new features or fix existing bugs on the website. This also extends to the curriculum itself, anyone can work on new lessons, add new resources and improve existing lessons.

The Odin project would not be possible without the hard work of contributors from all across the world. If you're interested in helping us make Odin better please find out how to contribute.

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Help the Odin Project stay current and meaningful to all future students, please contribute