Amy Mather’s first brush with coding came at a Manchester Girl Geeks workshop when she was 12. Now 14, she has used several coding languages including Python and PHP to design games and write software such as Conway’s Game of Life, in which “cells” in a grid live or die based on certain rules. She has also become a leading voice for the kids’ coding movement in the UK — a whirlwind of enthusiasm encouraging peers to get into coding, making and hacking. “Young people are put off by the stereotypes,” says Mather (pictured), who was named European Digital Girl of the Year as part of the 2013 Ada Awards. “But if you come to the workshops you’ll see that it’s more about actually making things, rather than being alone with a computer in your bedroom.”
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