Happy April Fool’s Day!

To celebrate, this is a mini-course on an esoteric programming language… LOLCODE! Inspired by the old lolcats internet memes, this is a real programming language with catchphrases like "I CAN HAS" and "KTHXBYE" in place of traditional programming keywords.

Note on Prerequisites:

We wouldn’t recommend you use this as your first course in programming; take our Welcome to Codecademy course and one other language first. Once you’re comfortable with another language, LOLCODE can be a fun diversion.

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  1. 1
    Learn about a language based off internet memes and cats!
  2. 2
    Now that you’ve learned the basics of LOLCODE, explore more on working with numbers, strings, and special characters.
  3. 3
    You’ve successfully mastered the tenants of numbers and strings in LOLCODE. What’s next?

What you'll create

Portfolio projects that showcase your new skills

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How you'll master it

Stress-test your knowledge with quizzes that help commit syntax to memory

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— Madelyn, Pinterest

I know from first-hand experience that you can go in knowing zero, nothing, and just get a grasp on everything as you go and start building right away.

Course Description

Learn about LOLCODE, an esoteric programming language based on internet memes and cats!


Earn a certificate of completion
3 hours to complete in total

Learn about a language based off internet memes and cats!

2 lessons, 1 quiz, 1 project

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