TechLit Africa redistributes recycled technology to build computer labs in African schools. With 4,000 students and 20 teachers, the organization has built 10 computer labs in rural Kenya and is working on the next 100 computer labs. Nelly Cheboi, who grew up in a poor rural village in Kenya, landed a full scholarship to study computer science at Augustana College in Illinois and later built a school in Kenya, Zawadi, where she then started TechLit Africa. The program is unique because it teaches relevant classes; they hire local teachers to make

This partnership, between Tetra Tech and the National Society Of Black Engineers (NSBE), is part of a commitment to widening the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) pipeline for Black engineers and scientists by driving recruitment and engagement with collegiate and professional NSBE members. Tetra Tech’s BELIEVE Employee Resource Group (ERG) is leading the partnership with NSBE. BELIEVE stands for Black Employees Leading in Innovation, Enthusiasm, Vision, and Excellence and was Tetra Tech’s first chartered ERG. The BELIEVE ERG also provides a forum for Black employees and allies from around the world to engage

Using his experience from working at Google, Anthony Mays says he is hoping to bring others in the door by giving accessible tips, one-on-one mentorship, and interview help. His drive for wanting more diversity within the tech industry came after he had spent his first year at Google as a software engineer in 2013. In that same year – the company publicly released its diversity numbers for the first time. He knew the numbers were likely low, but he didn’t realize just how bad they were. It seems that Silicon Valley has

Working in the factory was what was expected of him – his family had done it and he was meant to do it too. But Carlos Vasquez quit his first job working in the manufacturing sector after spending hours listening to engineer-turned-billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban, who sparked his early interest in coding. For Vasquez, his dreams of working in tech were feeling more difficult by the minute as he faced dozens of hurdles. As we already know Latinx professionals make up a tiny share of the workforce in the tech

Tower Hamlets has successfully secured £250,000 of funding on behalf of the four borough LIFT initiative to deliver a Digital Hub as part of the Mayor’s Academies Programme, which aims to support Londoners hardest hit by the pandemic. The funding, which has been awarded to organizations across London, will help establish hubs to support residents into good work across a number of long-term economic growth sectors including digital. The LIFT initiative, which includes Camden, Islington, and Hackney, has allocated this funding to establish a digital hub in Tower Hamlets that

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

Intuit is hiring on Maria Martinez has been working at Intuit as a software engineer for 4 years, her first job out of college after graduating in 2017. She currently lives in San Francisco, California. In this article, she tells us how she got into tech as an undocumented student, and how Intuit helped her thrive in her career with good management practices and employee resource groups.  Hey Maria, Can You Tell Us What You Do at Intuit? I am a front-end engineer―I work on web user interface and

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