June 27, 2014

Google plans to pay for women and minorities to learn to code.

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The new plan was announced by Google X Vice President Megan Smith as part of Google I/O. It expands the recently introduced Made With Code initiative,
a $50 million plan focused on getting school-aged girls to code. The
new diversity push will pay for three months of continued education in
coding for women and minorities in tech.

Google is joining with Code School for this endeavor and will be offering thousands of free accounts to qualified and interested people. According to CNET one thousand of these accounts have already been given, with an unknown number of spots still available. 
(Kudos to The Mary Sue for always staying on top of these things.)

The Mary Sue | Google Wants to Pay for Women to Learn How to Code

INTERESTED? You can apply here.

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