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Coding is the language of the future, and it is now easier than ever to learn the basics. Google has an app that teaches you the basics on your phone.


Global – Being able to learn coding is a great thing. Children are being taught how to code in school, and there are many opportunities everywhere these days to learn.

Coding isn’t a vital skill for everybody, but anyone working or hoping to work in the tech field needs to have a basic understanding.

Google created an App called Grasshopper that teaches people to code while on the go. Since they launched it last year, it has done really well. Since it was only available as a phone app, many requested more, so it has been launched for laptop and desktop users.

“We created Grasshopper to increase access to coding education and to help prepare people for career opportunities in tech. As part of our Grow with Google initiative to create economic opportunity for everyone, today we’re announcing that Grasshopper is now available on desktop, with additional courses to help you build new coding skills.” – Laura Holmes, Project Lead, Grasshopper

The coding lessons are available for free to anyone interested. Learning the basics of coding opens a world of possibilities.

Laura shared a story about a stay-at-home mom who was looking to get back into the workforce. She took the course and has worked her way towards a coding career. Since the launch in 2018, over two million people have taken the available courses.

“As we celebrate Ada Lovelace Day and the achievements of women in science, technology and engineering, we will continue working to help everyone learn to code and to pursue their career dreams. If you’re ready to start learning to code, Grasshopper is available on Android, iOS, and on desktop in English.”

Sources: Grasshopper via The South African 
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