This 10-year-old coder is already so successful she’s caught the attention of Google and Microsoft

By Julie Bort for

Samaira Mehta is a 10-year-old girl growing up in Silicon Valley who has quietly attracted an almost cult-like following because of her work as a programmer.

She’s the founder and CEO of a company called CoderBunnyz that’s earned national media recognition and landed her speaker roles at nearly a dozen Valley conferences (and counting).

It all started when she was just 8 and created a board game called CoderBunnyz to help teach other kids how to code. She’d been coding since she was 6.

A real life Powerpuff Girl

After creating the board game, Mehta won the $2,500 second-place prize from Think Tank Learning’s Pitchfest in 2016.

This caught the notice of some marketeers for Cartoon Network who were looking to profile inspiring young girls as real life “Powerpuff Girls.” She was featured in one of their videos, and things took off from there.

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