CollabNet Partners with #YesWeCode to Expand Software Development Opportunities to Untapped and High-Value Diverse Workforce

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CollabNet® (www.collabnet.com), a global leader in enterprise software development and delivery solutions that help customers create high-quality applications at speed, today announced it is partnering with #YesWeCode, a Dream Corps initiative designed to bring technology training and industry connections to 100,000 young people in communities of color. CollabNet will start by offering Agile and Scrum software training free of charge to #YesWeCode Coding Corps graduates beginning this week in San Francisco, CA.  Going forward, CollabNet and #YesWeCode will offer Agile software development training through a variety of educational outlets, including developer boot-camps, community and vocation colleges, online degree and training programs, and military career advancement centers. 

"We proudly support #YesWeCode," said Flint Brenton, CEO at CollabNet. "Our country faces an enormous shortage of technology workers, and we are taking meaningful action along with other industry leading companies, and #YesWeCode, to address the shortfall by providing high-quality training, and hiring local talent.  The benefits of training a diverse pool of talent will reach far beyond filling job requirements, as it also helps transition people of all ages and backgrounds into a knowledge-based economy that will continue to expand and grow into the future."

CollabNet is known for its domain expertise in Agile and provides training to leading organizations worldwide.  CollabNet helped pioneer the software sharing concepts of open source as the creators of Subversion, a free software code management tool used by millions of developers worldwide. Its flagship product, TeamForge, helps organizations coordinate software teams and projects to deliver high-quality software at speed. CollabNet's heritage of giving and deep industry experience helps support #YesWeCode's mission to advance technical careers for low-opportunity and diverse populations.

"Our aim is to support non-traditional candidates in the tech sector with the skills and certifications necessary to excel in the industry. #YesWeCode Coding Corps graduates are already benefiting from the CollabNet partnership by receiving the Agile training and certification. Future initiatives will have a broader impact and allow both organizations to connect high-quality training to diverse communities across the country," said Johnnie Williams, apprenticeship director at #YesWeCode.

#YesWeCode is recognized nationally as an ApprenticeshipUSA leader by the Department of Labor for building pipelines that connect private industry to diverse talent. #YesWeCode supports companies in building apprenticeship programs, recruiting diverse talent, shaping inclusive cultures, and fostering a home-grown workforce.

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About #YesWeCode 
#YesWeCode is a Dream Corps initiative co-founded by Van Jones that works with partners to help connect 100,000 underrepresented minorities to careers in technology. #YesWeCode accelerates access to training in high-demand technical and non-technical skills to prepare untapped talent to enter the tech-fueled economy. #YesWeCode is building a diverse pipeline of 'homegrown' tech talent to meet demand and boost local economies. To learn more about #YesWeCode, visit yeswecode.org.

About CollabNet 
CollabNet helps enterprises and government organizations develop and deliver high-quality software at speed. CollabNet is the winner of a 2016 Best of Interop award, recognizing TeamForge for its innovation.  Also recognized for 12 consecutive years as anSD Times 100 "Best in Show" winner in the ALM and Development Tools category, CollabNet offers innovative solutions, provides consulting and Agile training services, and proudly supports more than 10,000 customers with 6 million users in 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.collabnet.com.

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