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Kelvin Lightner is a #YesWeCode Coding Corps 2017 alum. After attending the University of California, Berkeley and earning undergraduate degrees in legal studies and economics, Kelvin became a consultant at Deloitte. Once on this career path, however, he found that the business side of his work was not logically challenging...
John Holman is a graduate of #YesWeCode Coding Corps 2016 cohort. After earning his Associate's degree in business and beginning an internship at an EdTech company in the Bay Area, John found out about the world of programming and fell in love with coding. He decided to go back to...
New technology brings great promise, and as many problems. Smartphones put access to infinite knowledge in our pockets, but led to the rise of tech addiction. The social media platforms that connected billions of people were turned against democracy. And so it is with artificial intelligence, which could fundamentally change...
Van Jones is posing for selfies with young fans after a conference last week in Mountain View, California, on artificial intelligence and employment opportunities. I’m supposed to interview him, once he can break away. But every time he tries, another earnest face turns to him, and he’s pulled back for...
On Monday, December 11th Van Jones and the #YesWeCode family gathered to celebrate the success of our latest Coding Corps cohort. Our scholars have spent the past eight months, and over 800 individual hours, training to enter the tech field as software engineers. #YesWeCode premiered a video centered around Coding...
Van Jones, CNN correspondent and founder of Dream Corps, explains how his company’s scholarship fund, #YesWeCode, is helping provide people from non-traditional backgrounds the opportunity to get computer science degrees and find jobs in the tech industry.
Hear Van Jones, CNN correspondent and founder of Dream Corps, lead a discussion on how you can build employees' skills and promote diversity within your organization to help shape a positive outlook for the future of the company.
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.
On June 29th, the #YesWeCode team arrived in New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, a 3-day music festival hosted by Essence Magazine which centers around the culture, style, and brilliance of black women. It is here, in 2014, where #YesWeCode got it’s start when Prince announced the launch of...
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...