SXSW 2017

Hacking the Traditional Tech Talent Pipeline

There has been significant momentum raising awareness about Diversity and Inclusion in Technology. How do we diversify the tech talent pipeline? There’s been a big push to spread computer science education and coding bootcamps, but we also need to challenge traditional hiring practices like employee referral and college recruitment programs that are often inaccessible to underprivileged groups. Learn how training organizations and tech companies are finding innovative ways to get women, blacks and Latinos hired in tech. Hear about new efforts to bring diversity and inclusion through neighborhood-based pipeline initiatives, tech-enabled mentorship, and employer/trainer partnerships.

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  1. What are the traditional ways people get hired in tech and what are startups, nonprofits, and coding bootcamps doing to disrupt that?
  2. How can everyday professionals working in tech commit to diversity and inclusion?
  3. How can tech companies take action and engage in talent development and recruitment of women and people of color?



Jerelyn Rodriguez, Cofounder & CEO, The Knowledge House

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