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Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Google Seeks to Help Women, Minorities Learn Coding for Free

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After the lack of diversity among Google’s workforce became public knowledge recently, the company is looking to make strides for more inclusion. With women only making up 17 percent of Google’s employees, the tech giant is now offering to help women and minorities learn how to code for free and explore the field of computer science.

At its developer conference in June, Google I/O, more than 1, 000 women attended, including an all-female developer team from Nigeria. Passes were given out to organizations such as Women Who Code and the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.

Google’s Women Techmakers’ initiative is collaborating with Code School to get more people involved in programming.

Google will reportedly pay for three months of Code School for “thousands of accounts,” according to the Code School blog.

Read more at blackenterprise.com.

 

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