This seems like such a lame attempt to recruit women and minorities. How are three months of free Code School supposed to help Google hire more minority employees? This gives me the impression they don’t care if you are going to be a high quality employee or not, as long as you aren’t a white male. If they are looking at recruiting software engineers and computer scientists, then Google should really consider offering four-year scholarships. Plus, they could tie in internship opportunities to aggressively recruit new hires with a strong background in programming.
Sorry for the rant, but I saw this article and couldn’t help but think that Google is barely trying to fix their lack of minorities. This field isn’t exactly flooded with minorities, so surely they can’t expect to have their number drastically increase in a year, especially with three months of coding lessons.