Certified Karel the Dog Programmer
Certified Karel the Dog Programmer

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Get started programming with Karel the dog! Karel is a dog who lives in a grid and only knows four commands, but we use this to build up all of the programming fundamentals. It’s easy to get started with Karel and it is all about problem solving!


Badge Type: Challenge

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