First Name

Shreenithi (Nithi)

Last Name

N.

Bio

Nithi is an ambitious girl who first became interested in computer science after coming across HTML and CSS on a gaming website. She realized that the two could be used in conjunction to design a static website, so she began trying to create her own custom layouts for Tumblr. After being unable to join the robotics team at school, Nithi came to know that not many girls are interested in "techy" endeavors. She applied to the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program for the summer after her junior year in high school, and was selected to participate in the program at Twitter. Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit that seeks to eliminate the gender gap in the technology sectors by equipping girls with the resources and skills needed to succeed in the field. The program opened up so many doors for Nithi; it pushed her to be herself with a group of 19 other girls interested in exploring computer science. The confidence she gained from being a part of Girls Who Code convinced her that she too could attend a hackathon, a 12 to 36-hour coding competition. At one hackathon, her team won the grand prize that included the "startup experience" of getting to implement their application at a music festival. Creating a working mobile application to showcase to nearly 100,000 attendees of the festival has definitely been her greatest technical achievement to date. Nithi will definitely be attending college to study computer science and design, and eventually she would like to create her own startup.