Google's 'Code Next' Lab Encourages Black and Latino Teens to Code

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Oct 7, 2016
References: techcrunch & engadget
Google has launched an innovative new coding lab in Oakland, dubbed 'Code Next', that is designed to teach black and Latino teenagers to learn how to code.

Strategically situated in one of the USA's most culturally diverse cities, this coding lab is completely free of charge, with attendees giving coding lessons as well as hands-on assignments to keep them occupied and engaged. The teenagers who get in are recommended by their schools, and are given the education and support they need to set them up to compete for coveted coding jobs in the future.

The fact of the matter is that the tech world still suffers from a very visible lack of diversity, which is something that the Code Next coding lab has the power to change by encouraging people from different ethnic groups to get interested in coding from a young age.