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SXSW 2020

Byte by Byte: Building An Inclusive Tech Workforce

The tech ecosystem is facing a gap within the workforce; ensuring diverse candidates are trained to keep pace with innovation. This gap can be bridged by harnessing private sector resources, and tools, and combining them with community-based tech training for the innovative skills required. For example, Byte Back, a community-focused tech training organization that provides pathways for inclusive tech training, and UiPath, a robotic processing automation company, teamed up to train Washington, DC residents on the software, ultimately addressing the needs of employers and increasing the economic opportunities for the individual. Learn how the intersection of private sector and community-based tech training creates opportunities for underrepresented groups.

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  1. Examples of how to implement public-private partnerships to create real and authentic pathways.
  2. The realities of the economic benefits of increasing access and training for underrepresented groups looking to break into tech.
  3. How to work towards a smarter economy based on inclusive tech workforce training that takes an equitable approach.



Tace Loeb, Vice President, Marketing & Strategy, The Brand Guild

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Tech Industry & Enterprise
  • Level: Intermediate
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