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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...
VAN JONES ANNOUNCES NATIONWIDE WE RISE TOUR powered by #LoveArmy 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...
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...
The #YesWeCode Fund, announced at the 2017 HBCU@SXSW Luncheon, will award scholarships for women and minorities with financial need to attend participating code school programs. Interested students can apply here: http://www.yeswecodefund.com
#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...
Last May, #YesWeCode Coding Corps graduates became SCRUM masters through CollabNet's Agile Development and Scrum Master training course.  "Our aim is to support non-traditional candidates in the tech sector with the skills and certifications necessary to excel in the industry," said Johnnie Williams, Apprenticeship Director at #YesWeCode. Nearly all of the first...
From Snapchat to Tumblr—our young people are naturally conversant with technology and online environments. But comfort with technology isn't enough to be prepared or get recruited for a job in Northern California. It takes a high-quality education with expectations calibrated to market demands. To date, the deck has been stacked...
Seven #YesWeCode Coding Corps members graduated from Dev Bootcamp in San Francisco after six months of intensive and immersive coding education. Coding Corps members will also receive Agile and Scrum software training from CollabNet, who recently announced their partnership with #YesWeCode. These Coding Corps members are the first to graduate from...
The #YesWeCode Coding Corps is an apprenticeship program designed to provide high-quality computer coding training to underrepresented minorities in tech. Read our interview below and learn more about what inspires our Coding Corps members to learn to code.

"Diversity brings so much more to the table - and by focusing outside of the usual and rewarding all sorts of people in tech - we can only make it better. #YesWeCode is doing exactly that."
- Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple

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