It’s no secret that we love to celebrate our students. Ever since the early days of our Rails for Zombies course release, Code School players have been able to earn badges for level and course completions. We’ve always loved the idea of having a token to commemorate our students’ commitment to learning, and provide a way for users to show off their skills as they progress in their code journey.
With the growth of our course library, we’ve expanded our content to cover a much broader range of course topics for users to consume. And with new courses and content come new sets of badges, because we believe making time to learn each day is a feat that deserves acclaim and acknowledgement.
That’s why we’re excited to announce we’ve taken it a step further and created a new way to celebrate your accomplishments — introducing achievement badges. Now you can earn new badges based on the amount of levels you complete as you play through our courses. We’ve launched this first batch with new badges that commemorate your site-wide level completions, so unlike course badges, these new awards are linked to achievements that span across multiple courses. What does this mean exactly? Well, If you like to learn a little bit from one course and then jump to another, your progress will be celebrated as well! What’s more, you’ll have the great honor of receiving such esteemed decorations as Tenderfoot, Wayfarer, or even Trailblazer as you rack up level completion badges.
These new achievement badges are featured on your report card, so you can brag about your swag and see every badge in your collection. And in case you’re wondering, yes, they’ll be awarded retroactively as well. While level completion is the first metric we’ll be evaluating and awarding, we’ve got many more badges in the works, which means even more opportunities to collect, celebrate, and share across the platform (and anywhere else you want).
We hope you’ll have just as much fun collecting these new badges as we’ve had creating them. Now get out there and start leveling up!