04 Dec '17, 3pm

Google coding-game doodle marks 50th anniversary of kids learning to code

Google coding-game doodle marks 50th anniversary of kids learning to code

Google is marking the 50th anniversary of kids learning computer programming language with its first-ever Google doodle that doubles as a coding game. “Today’s Doodle was developed through the close teamwork of not one or two but THREE teams: the Google Doodle team, Google Blockly team, and researchers from MIT Scratch,” says the Google doodle team on its blog . To mark the event, Google invited Champika Fernando, director of communications for the MIT Scratch Team (and former Google engineer) to tell her story about how learning to code as a kid impacted her. “My first experience with coding was in a free after-school program back in the eighties when I was nine years old. We programmed a little green turtle to move around and draw lines on a black screen. That programming language was called Logo,” said Fernando. “In the 1980s when I wrote my first lines of code, my work...

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