Microsoft Application Developer Allison Farris Competes At Miss America 2018

Posted: Aug 20 2018, 11:59pm CDT | by , in Technology News


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Microsoft Application Developer Allison Farris Competes at Miss America 2018
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A Microsoft coder is competing at the Miss America 2018.

Allison Farries has three words on her personal Twitter profile: "Miss DC Finalist, Technologist, #BeTheNerd." Meet the young woman that is a full-time software developer at Microsoft and the Miss District of Columbia. She will represent Washington, DC at the Miss America competition on Sept 9, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Growing up as a classical pianist, it was music that led her to technology. Her personal journey, with poise and strength through a male-dominated field, immediately connects her to the young girls who participate in Microsoft's DigiGirlz program nationally.

Allison Farries has already won $10,500 in scholarships competing at the state level, which will help her reach her goal of getting an MBA and becoming a Chief Technology Officer. Kevin Scott, watch out! someone wants your job. The new Miss America is slated to win an additional $50,000 scholarship.

Philanthropy is a major part of Farris’s work and she fundraises for Children’s National Medical Center in DC. She has already raised over $3,000 and has set the lofty goal of raising another $5,000 before leaving for the Miss America competition at the end of the month. During the next year, Farris will travel the country speaking on the importance of young women in STEM fields while also holding down her full-time job at Microsoft.

The Miss America 2018 competition will air on ABC on September 9, 2018.

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