Google and Hidden Figures Create A Stereotype-Busting Coding Game

Google and Hidden Figures Create A Stereotype-Busting Coding Game

The tech giant has created a new coding challenge along with Hidden Figures that lets users create special images tied to the film

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 11 january 2017

The film Hidden Figures tells the story of how three African-American women helped to launch John Glenn into space, despite the racism and sexism that kept minds like theirs in limited positions. In partnership with 20th Century Fox and to celebrate the film’s release, Google is creating Code for Equality, a coding challenge on Made With Code that will take down stereotypes surrounding STEM fields.


Using shapes and blocks to code an image from the movie, users can add text, colors, and graphics to the mix as a visual way of crafting a code.


“When you see their energy and their passion and the fact that they actually were the people behind launching John Glenn into space, that is something that students everywhere will really aspire to.” said Lauren Baum of Google’s Made with Code on USA Today.

Try the challenge for yourself to build your very own one-of-a-kind picture!

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