61603483 story Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities 376 Posted by Soulskill on Friday June 27, 2014 @05:40PM from the building-a-strong-base-of-coders dept. redletterdave writes: According to a blog post from Gregg Pollack, CEO of the Code School, Google is paying for three free months for any women and minorities interested in tech to expand their skills. The offer is part of Google's $50 million "Made With Code" initiative, which aims to help close the gender gap in tech. While Google is also offering the same vouchers to the women in attendance at its annual I/O developers conference this week, the search giant has released an online application that's available to women everywhere. Google says its available vouchers for women number in the "thousands."