A few years ago, I might have thought like you; that gender doesn't matter in our industry, and that people should be recognized based on their skills & work.
Now, as CodinGame community manager but also as a white man in the tech industry for 6 years, I truly believe that promoting girls in tech is a great thing.
I think that a man will never truly understand how it is to be a girl interested in a male-dominated domain. Check this tweet out:
Even as professionals, we, men, might think we're making our work environment gender-neutral, but unfortunately sometimes, as Magus wrote, we fail to do so.
I don't see any problem in helping girls discover programming in a friendly environment and persist in their journey to becoming a programmer.
@Bolero I value and respect every opinion in this community. I believe though that you're getting a bit ahead of yourself. To be honest, I'm a bit surprised by your vehemence (use of bold and UPPERCASE). Furthermore, you're implicating everyone in your opinion ("we are all", "we all think"). As you've just joined the CodinGame community a few days ago, did you look past this landing page before suggesting we modify the purpose of this event?
@MrMoguro you're talking about gender wage gap; the topic here is slightly different.
The bottom line is that CodinGame is really proud to support the Girls Who Code movement (which has been chosen by the creators by the way) and we have no intention to change anything about this event.