Grasshopper is a platform aimed at teaching programming. In it you can learn the basic functionalities of codes, specialize in a certain type of language, animations, matrix method and even website development.
The project was created within Google, in the famous project incubator known as Area 120. It is formed by programmers who want to help young people and adults in careers involving programming language, by providing educational courses to help lay people in the subject, even those who already work in the area.
The platform’s arrival to Brazil is part of a Google project that aims to teach programming to reach a greater number of people so that they have more opportunities in the job market. And the consequence of this is the economic recovery in the country, which is going through a moment of crisis, mainly due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
How to access Grasshopper
To access the platform, the procedure is very simple. Checking out:
1. Go to the Grasshopper website from your PC or smartphone;
2. Then sign in with your Google account;
3. After logging in, go to the tutorial with the first steps;
4. Then you will be taken to the screen where you will learn the basics of programming in a very intuitive system. If the exercises are successfully completed, continue to the next tasks until you have completed all the steps in the courses.
How grasshopper works
The platform brings a gradual didactic system, that is, you evolve the difficulty of the exercises as you progress in the class. Some are blocked and only released after the student demonstrates that he/she has the knowledge to continue with the more complex lessons.
For example, you are obliged to complete the Basic Lessons when you first contact the system. They explain the basics of programming, with simple examples and features that make learning a lot easier. After completing this stage you can proceed to the “Getting Started” where you choose which theme you want to follow.