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Meet Lyndsey Scott, A Victoria Secret Model And Coding Genius

In the male-dominated STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) industries, Lyndsey Scott, a former Victoria Secrets model has become a source of inspiration for female programmers.

Lyndsey Scott

The model who graduated with a double major in Theatre and Computer Programming from Amherst College says that she started coding when she was 12 using the TI-89 graphing calculator. Today, Scott can programme code in Phython, C++, Java, MIPS and Objective -C.

In an industry where Ada Lovelace, a woman is dubbed “the first computer programmer”, Scott sharing her with ELLEMagazine, says that she was often overlooked because of her gender.

This perception was again shown when on her Instagram section:

Lyndsey Scott

The 33-year-old who was called a “monster” while growing up because she attended a white-dominated high school is the first African-American model to get an exclusive runway contract with Calvin Klein.

Scott has written several apps including Educate!, an app that supports young Ugandan scholars; iPort, an app to help models organize their career portfolio; The Matchmaker, a social network that alerts another “user physically near another user compatible in love, friendship or business” and Code Made Cool, an iPhone app that taught girls programming.

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