Code a Heart: Valentine’s Day Google Doodle

Google Doodle Code a Heart logo

Google Doodle is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special Code a Heart. Here’s how it works. (Google)

What is “Code a Heart” on Google and how does it work? Google Doodle is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special “code a heart” feature on its homepage. Several different photos rotate on the front page with a message at the bottom that reads: “Join girls across the country. Code a heart and share a message of love.” You may be seeing animated hearts with the hashtag #CodedWithLove all over your Twitter and Facebook feed. They’re from this project. How does this feature work? And what are some examples from people who coded hearts?

Here’s what you need to know.

You can code a heart for Valentine’s Day by clicking on Google’s link and going here. For Valentine’s Day, you an code an animated heart using Blockly. Blockly is a graphical programming editor that Google developed for easy, web-based, visual coding. It helps teach the beginning concepts of coding. This means you don’t have to already know coding to make a cute heart.

Made with Code” is a program started by Google specifically to encourage diversity in computer science. Google hopes the online project will encourage girls to become interested in coding.

Here are some of the best examples of hearts #codedwithlove so far: