The lack of diversity and inclusion in tech is an intricate problem and despite a billion dollars worth of investment, we aren’t getting closer to a solution. It leaves those of us who have taken up the charge of tackling this issue confused and sometimes very frustrated. In my experience, the tech pipeline is non inclusive at its onset and that trend continues all the way through. It’s going to take a full and complete overhaul of teaching practices, skill assessment, candidate selection, and evaluation practices to see actual progress in diversity and inclusion numbers.Read more
Cesar Castillo is a scholar enrolled in #YesWeCode’s Coding Corp Marin program, a two-part program piloting a blended-learning model to make tech education accessible to all communities. A Bay Area native, soccer enthusiast/athlete and DACA-recipient, Cesar’s story demonstrates the opportunities tech can provide when barriers are knocked down.Read more
TechConnect at Urban League Conference Explores Intersection of Technology, Racial Justice and Social Change
NEW YORK (July 12, 2017) -- The question: How do emerging technologies influence racial justice and social change? The answer: National Urban League TechConnect.
Held over two days during the National Urban League Conference in St. Louis, July 27 and 28 and sponsored by Facebook, TechConnect will feature networking opportunities, and panel discussions from top executives in technology.Read more
Exclusive Intimate Talks Combine Changemakers and Tastemakers
ACTION, CONNECTION AND EDUCATION
(New York, NY: June 12, 2017) Van Jones & Roc Nation are proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership and nationwide event tour: WE RISE Tour powered by #LoveArmy. WE RISE will bring an array of artists, athletes, thought leaders and local leaders to cities across the country this summer. Van Jones, a renowned activist, CNN commentator and two-time New York Times bestselling author will headline the tour promoted by Live Nation. 100% of net ticket proceeds will go to the Dream Corps initiatives and local charities.Read more
By: Kyle Kelly-Yahner
It’s hard to see how something as simple as a text can serve underrepresented communities, save lives, or encourage financial stability. That is, until you see communications in action.
Twilio.org is committed to supporting and empowering the organizations that use communications to deliver impact. Twilio.org works with nonprofits to maximize their impact by giving them the communications tools they need serve their communities and cut through noise.Read more
#YesWeCode interviewed the founders of Hurt Technologies - Deven Hurt & Simone Abegunrin - to learn about their journey and their first product - MedKit. Founded in 2015, Hurt Technologies was born out of the desire to make healthcare easy, accessible, and affordable for everyone. Applying the latest technology and design concepts with a highly specialized and dedicated team, Hurt Technologies is bringing healthcare up to the 21st century and beyond.
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CollabNet and #YesWeCode Partnership Demonstrates Success in Placing Diverse Tech Talent into Full-time Engineering and Engineering Apprenticeship Positions
See #YesWeCode Coding Corps members in a new video share about becoming certified ScrumMasters
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 2, 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 reports that 75 percent of the #YesWeCode Coding Corps graduates have been placed in full-time computer-engineering roles or apprenticeships in the San Francisco Bay Area. A video featuring these graduates and their experiences has just been released. CollabNet partnered with #YesWeCode to deliver specialized ScrumMaster training and certification to the program members.
This program's results are important because they demonstrate how individuals, communities and companies benefit from well-executed initiatives such as #YesWeCode. This Dream Corps initiative aims at helping 100,000 men and women from diverse backgrounds succeed in the tech sector.