The Google Doodle team did much more to celebrate Computer Science Education Week on Monday with its first coding Doodle.
Available to play around the world, Doodle lets you direct a cute bunny around a garden looking for carrots.
Designed with the help of the Google Blockly team and MIT Scratch researchers, the Doodle celebrates 50 years since the programming languages for children were first introduced. The Doodle uses the drag-and-drop encoding language of Scratch, designed to be accessible to encoders of all ages.
"We believe that all children should have the opportunity to develop their confidence with the technology that surrounds us," said Champika Fernando, director of communications at Scratch. "This week, millions of people around the world can and will have their first experience with coding, and my hope is that people will find this first experience attractive and appealing, and they will be encouraged to go further."
Google is also encouraging large and small children to create their own Google logo through a Scratch Hour of Code project. Participate or see some of the results here.