The Society Management is thrilled to welcome the one-and-only Kai Morton to our family!
Hailing from California, 18-year-old Kai is a student and computer programmer recognized by Teen Vogue as one of its “21 Under 21” in 2016. Since developing her first platformer game at Stanford University at the age of 11, she has since gained proficiency in programming languages such as HTML, CSS, Java, Python, Swift, and Ruby. She also retains strong experience working with platforms such as Eclipse and XCode, as well as gaming engines like Unreal.
Kai has received numerous accolades throughout her teenage years, including the 2015 Grand Prize in Seventeen Magazine & Dell’s STEM Essay contest, Apple’s 2016 WWDC Scholarship, recognition from the National Association of Women Business Owners, and many more.
Alongside her mother Kimberly, the founder and CEO of Black Girls Code, Kai is an advocate for improving STEM education and career prospects for young females all over the globe. This weekend at SXSW in Austin, the duo will be delivering a keynote in partnership with National Geographic titled, “When I Was 10: A Mother and Daughter Discuss Their Parallel Journeys in Technology and Engineering.” In the past, she has spoken at events such as the Tech Inclusion Conference, INFORUM, and Lean Startup.
In her final year of high school, Kai remains active on the golf, track, and robotics teams. She is also an avid gamer in her spare time, with League of Legends, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch among her favorites.