As a front-end web developer myself, I find this news amusing which is why I’d like to share it with you guys.
A nonprofit organization that wants to keep women and young girls interested in the field of computer science, Girls Who Code recently debuted its first-ever codable music video.
Yeah, a codable music video that the organization made in collaboration with American music superstar Doja Cat.
The new music video is for her song called Woman and it can transform into an interactive experience.
A site was put up for it called Dojacode.com, where you’ll be able to have a firsthand experience of this.
From the landing page, there’s a big futuristic image of Doja Cat with a “Begin” button which when clicked takes you to the next page with two boxes that are conjoined within a bigger rectangular box.
On the right is a YouTube video of Woman by Doja Cat which you need to click on to commence the experience.
Now when you click on the music video, it commences the experience with Doja Cat’s original music video, however, you’ll be able to choose what you really want to do along the line by writing some lines of codes.
There is a timeline right at the bottom of the screen which contains four color-coded stars all showing when the video will pause as well as which programming language will be showcased.
The first stop is CSS and here, you’ll be tasked with changing Doja Cat’s nail by merely entering the name of the color you want into the provided CSS console beneath the video ad you’ll see the change taking effect in real-time.
When all is done, you’ll then be presented with snapshots of how each area looked right after you finished the coding task, and then you’ll have the chance to share or download the output.
Although this might just be the simplest coding to write ever, the point is to make programming appealing to young women who aspire to pick this line as a career, and what better way can you encourage people if not by giving them the simplest task ever before going to the advanced parts.