Microsoft Canada’s DigiGirlz initiative hopes to get girls to code

Know a girl who shows some interest and/or aptitude for the technical side of computers (I mean, beyond using social media and the like)? Maybe you should point them towards this initiative. I'm not a Microsoft fanboy by any means, but this is nonetheless a good program.

Microsoft recently held its DigiGirlz Day event in the company’s Mississauga offices. 100 girls from the GTA between the ages of 14 and 17 participated in a day-long skills development and mentorship conference. During the event, the participants got to code an app using the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, they also met developers from Ubisoft Canada, who create the popular video game Assassin’s Creed.