Two years after she created CoderBunnyz, Samaira launched CoderMindz, which she calls the "world's first-ever artificial intelligence board game." Companies like Walmart and Facebook have partnered with her to donate the titles to libraries and schools around the world. The young Mehta is also the founder of Yes, 1 Billion Kids Can Code, an initiative that aims to get one billion kids into coding by the time she graduates college.
When asked who her role models are, Samaira tells us:
"My parents have obviously helped me so much. But there are two specific people who stood out to me: Grace Hopper and Ada Lovelace. Ada Lovelace was the creator of computer programming in a way, and she was a woman. If girls could do something that great back then, they can do something that great now. And Grace Hopper is truly an inspiration. It's so inspiring how no matter what the limits or boundaries were, she pushed them, and she worked hard toward achieving what she truly wanted."
Samaira's motto is 'dreams only work if you do.'
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