‘The Chilly Girls’ – Jivina Harwani (Indian), Maja Baird (Norwegian) and Nicole Zi Yi Ooi (Malaysian) from Copenhagen – have won the first prize in a global Coding Challenge. DXC Technology of Canada had issued a challenge to kids aged 10-13 years around the globe in January 2017, to create an adventure game using the online coding tool ‘Scratch.’ The aim was to recognize STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) skills such as coding from aspiring young technologists. There was tremendous response, with over 1700 kids pulling together 575 teams in 13 countries, submitting hundreds of really amazing and creative games. 130 judges from across the world juried to review and evaluate each project, helping identify local winners and projects. The semi-finalist 1st and 2nd place winners received fabulous prizes and progressed to the next level of the challenge, competing for the global championship. Three 10 year olds – all girls – from the Copenhagen International School, Denmark won the first prize both Nationally and Globally in category 10 &11 years old. In the same category, the second prize went to ‘The Sharkoders’ from the United States. In category 12 &13 years old, teams ‘Koding Kings’ and ‘The Three Potatoes’ from Australia tied for the first prize. The award ceremonies were held around the world, viz., in Sydney, Melbourne, Copenhagen, London, Chorley, Berlin, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Noida, Avilés, Hartford (CT), St. Louis (MO), Tysons (VA), and Ho Chi Minh City. Three cheers to the chilli girls!