We recently did a roundup of some of the hottest tech internships currently accepting applications, but we know some of you are also looking for something a little more permanent. On the POCIT jobs board, we’ve got loads of entry-level and junior roles for software engineers in the early stages of their careers. And for those studying at college, taking online courses, or attending a boot camp, tech internships provide a great way to get some much-needed industry experience. So, if you’re intellectually curious, passionate about tech, and eager to

The Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) has launched the Institute for Dual Degree Engineering Advancement (IDEA), a national hub for Dual Degree Engineering Programs across the US. As one of the world’s oldest and largest consortiums of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the organization has a strong commitment to bettering the education system for Black students. The racial gap in Black engineering  Reports have revealed that Black and Latinx workers are vastly underrepresented in the science, technology, and engineering (STEM) industries. Despite organizations taking steps to close the racial

I am currently in the fourth week of my full-time coding boot camp, and it has certainly been a whirlwind. I have learned so much, and I am not talking about just coding. “Mediocre effort gets you mediocre results, average effort yields average results, and extraordinary effort yields extraordinary results.” I will circle back to this quote, but I had to start this article off with something impactful. The quote above is the TLDR of the article. 1. Be Humble If coding is new to you, it’s okay that you

The world’s largest interviewing company, Karat, has announced that five of the world’s leading corporations have joined the Brilliant Black Minds program, which aims to double the number of Black software engineers in the US.  Partners of Brilliance Organizations such as Prime Video, Citi, Duolingo, Indeed, and Flatiron Health have joined the movement to commit further to developing Black engineers. In addition to hiring Brilliant Black Minds program participants, these ‘Partners of Brilliance’ have committed to supporting aspiring software engineers from underrepresented backgrounds with workshops and learning opportunities. Brilliant Black Minds Program

If you’re a person with dark skin, you may be more likely than your white friends to get hit by a self-driving car, according to a 2019 study out of the Georgia Institute of Technology. That’s because automated vehicles may better detect pedestrians with lighter skin tones. The study’s authors started out with a simple question: How accurately do state-of-the-art object-detection models, like those used by self-driving cars, detect people from different demographic groups? To find out, they looked at a large dataset of images that contain pedestrians. They divided up the

Black-owned serverless startup, Baselime, has raised $1.5M in pre-seed funding. The funding round, which Sequoia Capital led, also included venture capital firms Antler, Forward Partners, and Octopus Ventures.  The London-based company, founded in 2021 by Boris Tane, works to reduce the challenges developers often experience. Businesses can embrace automated observability ecosystems through their platform, which is highly beneficial for remote teams.  The platform also claims to offer highly flexible technology at a reduced cost by encouraging developers to run applications and manage servers on behalf of customers without needing to

“I got my job through Twitter 🎉” I never thought that I’d be the one saying those words. I’ve always seen posts of people from tech Twitter who have shared that they got a job on Twitter or that online presence helped them secure a job. Little did I know that I would be a witness to this too. Welcome to all, and thank you for taking your time to read about my journey of how I got into tech, the challenges I’ve faced, the resources I’ve used, how I

If you feel lost and overwhelmed and have been looking for a guide or a little pick me up, this post is for you, and I hope it gives you the clarity and answers you need. Before you continue reading this, I want you to close your eyes and take a slow, deep breath. You have come too far to give up now. I recently started talking to newbies for 30 minutes on weekends and doing design reviews, sharing my knowledge and tricks. It’s my way of giving back and

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