This year, for World Emoji Day 📅 on Friday, July 17, we decided to do something special. 🎉 We launched our new Learn Emojicode course and celebrated the event with a live Q&A with Theo B. Weidmann, the creator of Emojicode, plus a course demo with Curriculum Developer Sonny Li. 🙌
Emojicode is a full-blown programming language consisting of emojis. In an interview a few years back, Theo shared the “inspiration” behind the language:
“Some time ago, I had the idea to create a programming language entirely consisting of Emojis. You might now ask: Whatever gave you that idea? And to be honest, I’m not sure anymore myself, but I do remember that somebody sent me a message with a lot of Emojis, and I suppose my brain ultimately started parsing that as code.”
You can view the full recording of the Q&A and demo below. To follow along, head over to the Learn Emojicode course to start learning Emojicode for yourself!