According tomedia reports, Samaira Mehta is 12 years old and has lofty goals. As the founder of Yes, 1 Billion Kids Can Code and CEO of the desktop gaming company Coder Bunnyz, she plans to graduate from college around 2030, hoping to get a billion children to learn programming.
While the new crown virus pandemic threatened her ambition stoking the seminar, she was impressed by a sentence posted on the wall of her bedroom: “When it rains, look for a rainbow.” Look for stars when it’s dark. “
Mehta believes the only way forward is to use all the time indoors to bring programming and ai-artificial education directly to people’s homes. The high school student in Santa Clara, California, achieved this through two different board games sold by his company. They are Coder Bunnyz, which teaches basic programming concepts, and CoderMindz, which specializes in the principles of artificial intelligence. Now, the company also offers free online courses in artificial intelligence and programming around the world. In addition, Mehta has launched a new project called Boss Biz, a project that teaches children how to start businesses with entrepreneurs from around the world.
With Boss Biz, Mehta and other experts, they provide guidance and support to students on what it takes to create a company, plus the opportunity to get a $1,000 seed fund to start their business. The two-week global program runs from July 13 to 24 and is open to anyone. Yes, 1 Billion Kids Can Code is reported to cost $10.
As part of its mission, Mehta has hosted more than 150 programming seminars for kids at companies such as Google, Microsoft and Intel. She also spoke at more than 50 conferences, including MWC, the world’s largest mobile phone show.