Origin of Hopscotch


#1

From where did Hopscotch get the shape of its programming blocks from?


#2

I don't really know actually, THT (the hopscotch team) must have made it, but I don't know :sweat_smile:


#3

First it was to help girls code but then it was for everyone. THT wanted to help kids learn to code. Most people found HS from a thing from Hour Of Code


#4

@Razor @smishsmash @Mdn_676

You might want to check out this topic.

No history but theres some pictures i found in the net that was 3 years old.

p.s. I was there at that era of HS


#5

Wow! It's amazing how far hopscotch has come


#6

Hopscotch was inspired by Scratch. :slight_smile:


#7

I don't know. But there's a website called "Hour Of Code", and that's drag-and-drop blocks, maybe they got it from there. Let's tag some experts.

@Liza
@alish
@Ian
@awesomeonion
@asha
@admins
@Rodrigo
@system
@moderators


#8

Both Hopscotch and Hour of Code took inspiration from Scratch, which is an academic initiative from the MIT to create a simple programming language for kids.