Technology is one of these very few things in life that knows no boundaries. Hard work combined with determination gets you places in this field, and this is one guarantee that you can take to the bank.
Nowhere else is this truer than coding and software development.
And as the saying goes, if you want to learn to code, no better time than starting young. And this is what a San Francisco based nonprofit, Black Girls Code has been working towards. This particular set up is focused on teaching girls, between the ages of 7 and 17, the ins and outs of computer programming.
Microsoft recently held a development contest for its cloud platform, dubbed the Windows Azure Developers Competition, and this nonprofit organization took first place honors ahead of other technology nonprofits like Code.org and CoderDojo that also took part.
Black Girls Code also claimed $50,000 out of the total $100,000 in grant money that Redmond had set aside for five nonprofit organizations.
Second place finish went to Code.org, an organization that aims to make computer science education available in more schools, while at the same time increasing participation from women and underrepresented students of color. It ended up with $20,000.
CoderDojo placed third and along with CodeDay received $10.000 in grant money.