New Delhi: Google Doodle sprang a fun surprise today with a carrot game. This unique doodle is Google's first-ever coding doodle to celebrate the computer science education week (CSEdWeek) and also mark 50 years of kids coding languages. A tweet by Google Doodles, said that it is Google's "VERY FIRST coding #GoogleDoodle" to mark golden-jubilee year of kids coding languages.
The interactive google doodle invites the user to collect carrots using code blocks and is called 'Coding for Carrots'. There are six levels in the game and before every level, there is a tutorial that helps the user learn the code block using kids coding language. In the game, a little bunny hops forward, makes a turn and collects all the carrots by snapping together coding blocks based on the Scratch programming language for kids. This doodle is a good way to take a break and fight off the Monday blues.
"This week, millions of people around the world can and will have their first experience with coding. It makes me happy to think of all of the nine-year-olds who will get their first coding experience playing with today's Doodle," said Champika Fernando, Director of Communications, Scratch Team.
Scratch Team is one of the three teams that worked on today's Google. The other two being the Google Doodle team and the Google Blockly team.
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. The annual programme is being held from December 4-10 this year. CSEdWeek is held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper and attempts to recognise the transformative role of computing.