This 10-year-old coder is already so successful she’s already caught the attention of Google and Microsoft

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  • This is inspiring
  • Samaira Mehta is a 10-year-old girl growing up in Silicon Valley who has quietly attracted an almost cult-like following because of her work as a programmer
  • She’s the founder and CEO of a company called CoderBunnyz that’s earned national media recognition and landed her speaker roles at nearly a dozen Valley conferences
  • It all started when she was just 8 and created a board game called CoderBunnyz to help teach other kids how to code – she’d been coding since she was 6
  • Samaira Mehta Mehta was featured on some newscasts and started selling her game on Amazon – “We’ve sold 1,000 boxes, so over $35,000, and it’s only been on the market for one year”
  • I just bought this board game myself a few weeks ago and started playing it with our 7-year old daughter Lily – it’s amazing how simple it is to learn some basics from a game
  • She launched an initiative called Yes, 1 Billion Kids Can Code that allows interested people to donate boxes of the game to schools – She then set up workshops to help kids at those schools learn how to master the game – At the start of this school year, 106 schools were using the game to teach kids to code, Mehta said
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