Young Coding Wiz Creates Game to Teach Other Kids to Code
Sameera Mehta is not your average 10 year old. She's been coding since age 6 and is into artificial intelligence.In fact, she's so passionate about these topics that she wants to share the love.She's created two board games in hopes that other kids, especially girls, will catch the tech bug.CoderBunnyz, it will teach you all the concepts you ever need in computer programming from the very basics,like sequencing, conditionals and debugging to more advanced computer programming concepts.CoderMindz, it's the first artificial intelligence board game ever created.We're setting up by arranging them in piles.Mehta was born into the tech world.Her dad who works in artificial intelligence at Intel first got her interested in coding when she was just six years old.
He showed me one button on his computer which said press this if you're beautiful.But then when my mouse pointer touched the you are beautiful command, it just disappeared.I was like, wait, how did you do that and they got me really involved in coding.I think there's a lot of passion and enthusiasm in this girl and she wants to make a difference and that is coming from the heart.Mehta particularly hopes to inspire other girls.
I believe that girls are underrepresented, especially in this computer science and technology field.She has held coding workshops for kids at local libraries, Google, Microsoft and Intel.Her ambitions have even gotten her face to face with Mark Zuckerberg, using a strategy only a kid could pull off.Actually handing out the candy on Halloween when we went to his house, so we talked for a little while.She's already made more than two hundred thousand US dollars worldwide from her board games and has started a girls initiative called Girls You Code.So what's next?I like coding and I like artificial intelligence and I want to use it to do good to others.Seems like this trailblazer is on the right path.
Dena Mitchell for VOA News Santa Clara California
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