It’s often assumed that computing coding lessons are always taught in English because most (though not all) programming languages use English language syntax.
Take this great example of learning to code in Irish (Gaeilge), part of the Hour of Code initiative in 2016, thanks to computer science professor Kevin Scannell (@kscanne), from Saint Louis University in Missouri in the United States of America.
2016 was the “third year the (Hour of Code) event has been run in Ireland since it was taken up by digital learning movement, Excited“, co-founded by Irish member of parliament, Fine Gael’s TD Ciarán Cannon (@ciarancannon).
The Indo also says that “Prof Scannell kickstarted the initiative as he loves the language and believes children should be able to access coding lessons in their mother tongue.”
Who could argue with that?
Super initiatives. Kudos, or should I say “Comhghairdeas” to all concerned.
Oh, and about that “Irish” word “craic”.