There are a lot of coding tutorials out there. But only one that will have kids belting out “Let it Go.”
That’s right: Seattle-based Code.org has teamed up with Disney to create a new tutorial that features Anna and Elsa from Frozen. Entitled “Artist with Anna and Elsa,” the tutorial introduces students to basic coding concepts like loops and conditionals, with appearances from the leading women in Disney’s blockbuster animated feature.
In addition, the tutorial will be backed by short video lectures from women in the tech industry, like Polyvore CEO Jess Lee and Microsoft engineer Paola Mejia. The new tutorial is a part of the company’s efforts to encourage more girls to learn programming and go into tech.
It’s all a part of Code.org’s Hour of Code campaign, which is entering its second year. The organization is trying to get as many school-age kids as possible to spend an hour writing code during Computer Science Education Week, which runs from December 8-14 of this year.
In addition to licensing Disney characters for Code.org’s use, the massive media company has also invested $100,000 to promote the organization’s vision of attracting young people to computer science. Disney will also host Hour of Code events for kids at its offices in Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Seattle, and Kelowna, British Columbia.
People who want to try out the new tutorial can visit code.org/frozen.