I’m a huge fan of the folks at Code Academy because they’re builders, and on top of that, their mission is to empower others to create. It makes perfect sense then that after they heard about the concept of Google snippets, their first instinct was the build the product themselves. They went from the thought, “man, I wish there was an app for that,” straight into action.
Code Academy is a rapidly growing company, and that means that it becomes more and more difficult to get perspective on the company as a whole. Individuals within the company add tons of value every day, but with limited information of those accomplishments, it can be difficult to realize that value and get comfortable on how to move forward.