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Santa’s giving kids the gift of Javascript this Christmas

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This year Google’s Santa tracker will be delivering more than just videos and games on the run up to Christmas. As reported on The Verge, kids will have an opportunity to learn Javascript with Santa.

Google says that as more options unlock further into December, users will also discover how to say Santa in different languages, and will be able to complete a short coding project that teaches basic Javascript.

Anything that helps introduce kids to code is a good thing, and I’ll be checking the Santa tracker each day until the coding project appears. Until then you can take a look at one of Google’s earlier educational games built with their Blockly library (Turtle is my favourite) or read more about this year’s Santa tracker at The Verge.

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Google’s Santa tracker: santatracker.google.com

Chris Burton

Coder & Co-Founder