Google, Mozilla and Codecademy Invest in Lil’ Kids Learning Code Around the World


Google, Codecademy and Mozilla are backing the launch of Code Club World, an open-source program aiming to give children in every continent the opportunity to code, according to TechCrunch.

The new site stems from Code Club, a UK-based network of over 800 after-school coding clubs, and Code Club World essentially provides all the tools necessary to start a coding club anywhere in the world for children ages 9-11. The service will initially launch in French, Brazilian Portuguese, Ukranian and Turkish, and teachers can also download and translate documents from Code Club World’s page on Github into their own local languages.

Not gonna lie, I was a bit disappointed that Code Club World didn’t release a twee little promotional video featuring celebrities and tech titans, a la; guess the U.K. doesn’t quite have a fame infrastructure for coders yet.