Hacking the Racial Divide: Technology Education
The technology industry has a huge problem -- diversity. In Silicon Valley, one of the most innovative and entrepreneurial environments in the world, there’s a severe underrepresentation of people of color. But it's not just a local problem. African Americans and Latinos only represent less than 10% of the technology industry.
Yet, the sector is experiencing massive growth. There will be 1.4 million computing jobs by 2020.
Telegraph Academy, an accelerated coding bootcamp -- in partnership with leading coding school Hack Reactor and born from the White House's TechHire initiative -- addresses this problem by fast-tracking software engineering careers for people of color.
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- How far-reaching is the diversity problem within technology and what are the ramifications?
- What are the solutions to getting people of color into technology (i.e. software engineering roles)?
- What is a coding school and how is it different than online degrees, technical colleges and four year programs?
- Albrey Brown, Cofounder, Telegraph Academy
Rachel Rocero, PR & Events Mgr, Hack Reactor/Telegraph Academy