Made with Code is a hub for learning resources and opportunities, marketed for girls. The site focuses on code as a creative process. This strategy is designed to accomplish three things; to engage girls to try coding through introductory projects and resources; to inspire girls by celebrating women who are using code to do great things; and to sustain their interest by creating alliances and community around girls and coding.
As a Google project, the site is committed to increasing diversity in Computer Science. Similar investment projects include Code.org, Girls Who Code, NCWIT, and Black Girls Code. By creating a more reflective tech-producing field, Google hopes to find more relevant ways to interact with technology itself.
No matter which career parth she pursues, coding teaches the foundational problem-solving, creativity, and teamwork skills that will help her succeed and stay competitive in anything she does.
—Hadi Partovi, Co-Founder of Code.org
The site hosts a small gallery of interactive projects that are designed to be easy on-ramps to coding while creating something cool that can be used, shared, or simply shown off. These projects have been designed as not only fun, but immediately rewarding to help lay an early foundation to a future in code. Visitors can even design a bracelet using a 3D printer program, then send the information to Google, and have a custom designed shipped back as a wearable piece of jewelry.
Made with Code projects may not, at first, look like code! That’s because the site uses Blockly, a programming editor developed by Google to teach beginning coders the concepts of coding in a fun, visual way. Similar programs that are using Blockly include MIT’s App Inventor and Code.org. Blockly is a visual way to cover core concepts such as variables, coordinates, statements, strings, and sequence.
In addition to these projects, visitors to the site can also look for upcoming events through an online directory or join the G+ Community to ask questions and get answers from the experts.