The challenge, Code Year, was launched by New York-based startup Codecademy on Sunday and quickly took off as Twitter and Facebook users adopted it as their New Years resolution.
Bloomberg has taken a large interest in the New York technology scene, showing up everywhere from TechStars demo day to a Facebook press event. It’s not a surprise that he also showed up when a NYC startup signed up 170,000 people for a tech challenge in less than a week. Who knows? After he finishes the course, maybe he’ll start attending hackathons, too.
Photo courtesy of NYC.org, Kristen Artz