Learn to code with the Star Wars VII characters

More and more initiatives carried out by large companies to promote the teaching of programming and especially to incorporate women into this branch, as well as people of other races and cultures to break with the stereotype: where it has been dominated by men mostly, until a few years ago.

Code.org has one of the most successful initiatives to date. They have focused their efforts on encourage programming among children, women and less representative races in technology. They do this for free to everyone, regardless of age, gender, race or language.

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With the release of the movie Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, Code.org reached an agreement with Disney to use female characters - such as Princess Leia and King - to teach children to code:

Hadi Partovi, founder of Code.org, comments that “computing is a male-dominated field. Having these two strong heroines with their robots is a great message, and it's the kind of diversity we want to expand.".

This course is part of the activity "The Hour of Code" organized by this organization, where a series of tutorials and video courses are presented with an hour duration to teach programming in JavaScript and other languages. Within this segment, children will learn to create their own games with the Star Wars characters using JavaScript language, using blocks with different orders and that they can move at their disposal within the code present in the game.

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Currently the Star Wars tutorials are available only in English, but there are others in Spanish that feature the characters from Frozen and Angry Birds.

Today, Code.org has 5 million registered users and 2 million of them are women, and also 2 million are black or Hispanic.

For more information, we invite you to enter: https://code.org/starwars


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  1.   ice said

    The title can be edited, it is badly written.

    A hug!

  2.   Mario Guillermo Zavala Silva said

    The blog is great ... but that propaganda is going to kill them, they put more stories on me, but in the center of my screen a propaganda to receive notifications ... it is placed in the center and I cannot read, they can do something about it since I am missing a lot of information … ..

    REGARDS!!!!

    1.    wisse said

      Hello, I give you my solution. I selectively block everything I don't like on a page, in this case that ad that jumps in the middle of the screen as if forcing you to say yes. I use ublock origin in chromium, but the extension is for other browsers, with a simple right click and block you can remove things like that from any page.

  3.   jpinriv said

    Hello AnaGaby_Clau

    Your article is good, but it is unfortunate that still calling you "Social Communicator of Profession and Public Relations" you use the word "RACE" to differentiate people. Those lines in your article told me that you are a person who judges people by their skin color, language, social status, etc.

    «As well as people of other races»
    «Less representative races in technology» <- ???
    "2 million are black or Hispanic."

    I reiterate, it is only my personal opinion.

    Greetings.