Black Girls Code: 15-year-old Charmienne Butterfield started coding at age 8

By Sequoia Blodgett | Black Enterprise

Black Girls Code recently launched a series entitled, #FutureTechBoss where they are highlighting some extremely inspirational young girls in the field. According to a recent post, the purpose of the campaign is to serve as motivation and empowerment for the future generation of tech girls and show the world that black girls code and do so much more.

Recently, the organization highlighted Charmienne Butterfield, a 15-year-old high school student who has been coding since she was 8 years old, who is an aspiring NASA astrophysicist.

“I’ve been with Black Girls Code since I was 8, I’m now 15,” said Butterfield. “What I absolutely love about the organization is that it lets me know that I am not alone in my love for tech, or in my goals to one day work in the tech industry. It not only brings like-minded girls together, but also introduces us to women and men of color in the tech industry, who we can look up to, and know that there are others out there who also want to see that we succeed.”

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