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Google helps women, minorities learn to code for free

By SaraChicaD - July 8, 2014 No Comments
In its pursuit of diversity, Google has partnered with Code School to provide free coding classes for women and minorities. From CNET:
In conjunction with its third annual women techmakers panel, which this year focused on women working on robotics projects at Google, the tech titan said it was partnering with Code School to provide thousands of paid accounts for free. According to a blog post by the CEO of the for-profit online school for programming, Gregg Pollack, Google will pay for three months free for select women and minorities already in tech to expand their skills.
One thousand people will receive free accounts directly, while the unnumbered remainder, estimated to be in the thousands, will be given by referral. People interested who did not receive a code from Google can apply here.
If you recall, diversity at Google is pretty abysmal: 70% male and 61% white. Just 30% are women and 3% are Latino.

This is definitely a great first step, but for those who may be interested in learning to code in a more community-geared setting, please check Sabio out here.

Women especially — Sabio is going to create an all-female cohort for our October class, anyone interested please email liliana@sabio.la

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