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This article was originally published by Anthony D Mays on his website. As a tech influencer, the single most frequently asked question I get is about how to transition into tech. People love the big salaries, cool products, and world-class perks bragged about on YouTube and TikTok. For underrepresented folks, getting into tech is about breaking into the greatest opportunity generator of our generation. With this in mind, I want to give you some principles to help guide you on the path towards transitioning into tech. We’ll also discuss how

This article was first published by Shannon Bentley on Medium. I started to learn how to code back in January 2022. It was the moment that I declared myself ready to transition from my interpersonal career of always caring for others’ needs from a healthcare and educational perspective. January was a significant change for the fact that I was taking on learning a skill that was entirely new to me. However, months later — I will be known to take a self-proclaimed sabbatical leave away from learning this skill. How

Asana is hiring on Kabi Muhu is a first generation Kenyan-American who works as a Program Manager at Asana, a work management platform. Her role involves managing the Asana for Students program, which offers college and university students free access to Asana Premium. “This program sits within the Business Strategy & Operations team and is about inspiring and empowering the collaborators of tomorrow,” she tells POCIT. “By providing students with free access to Asana, they can sharpen their tech skills, and develop more efficient ways of working and collaborating

I longed for a tech career as a stay-at-home mom with three academic degrees, including one from Yale. I attended my first hackathon over a decade ago and was immediately intrigued.  Despite my impressive educational background, I found landing a tech role challenging. However, instead of giving up, I leaned into the affirming websites and platforms like POCIT that helped motivate me to pursue my dreams of a tech career. Read on to learn my story of perseverance and determination.   How it All Started  I gave birth to my daughter

This article was originally published by Hana Gabrielle on Medium. Discovering my passion in tech In Fall 2017, I took an introductory computer science (CS) course, CS 1110, with Professor Walker White and immediately became more interested in CS. Before Walker White started his lectures, I always looked around to find my kababayans, or my fellow Filipinos, in CS 1110 without much luck. I was also too shy to initiate a conversation with a classmate near me, so I did not know many of my CS 1110 classmates, which made

This article by Gloria Lo was originally published in UX Planet. In the past three months, I’ve had a few people ask me about how I landed a job in UX design without having any relevant experience under my belt. “How did you get into UX without a design degree?” “What did you do to learn how to become a UX designer?” “What advice would you give to someone looking to transition into UX design?” Many people would believe that the immediate answer to this is to complete an intensive

“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

There is an ever-growing list of schemes and networks which support diverse and underrepresented founders in Europe’s tech ecosystem. From Czechitas, a non-profit aiming to increase diversity in the tech sector through education and workshop initiatives, to Diverse and Equal — UK, a two-day conference on diversity and inclusion held in Manchester – there’s an increase in communities working on upskilling those from diverse backgrounds, empowering migrants and refugees, and engaging young people in tech. Here’s a list of other initiatives Diversidays — France  This organization promotes social, cultural, and

According to U.S. Labor statistics, as of December 2020, the global talent shortage amounted to 40 million skilled workers worldwide. By 2030, the global talent shortage is expected to reach 85.2 million—сompanies worldwide risk losing $8.4 trillion in revenue because of the lack of skilled talent. But the reality is more complicated than just a shortage of developers. The problem also has a lot to do with how most companies hire developers. A 2017 Indeed survey found that 80% of U.S. tech managers have selected a candidate who has graduated from a coding boot camp

Across industries, there’s a growing demand and prevalence of mentorship programs, but for people of color who are carving their own paths, mentors remain difficult to find. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers are among the most valuable, fastest-growing, and highest-paying in the country, yet Latinas account for only 3% of the industry. That’s why we want to make sure you have the right resources and knowledge to help you land your dream gig. Latinas in Tech was founded in 2014 by Gretel Perera and Rocío Medina with the hopes of creating

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