WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that Laura Weidman-Powers is one of the 27 individuals who have been selected to serve on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). The Council will operate as an independent entity within the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), which is housed within [...]
By Maybelline Gutierrez 2014 is shaping out to be CODE2040’s best year yet! The 2014 Fellows Program has just come to an end and we couldn’t be happier with the success of this year’s program. Special shout out to Amy, Bianca, and Iris for all their hard work in setting up and running the summer’s [...]
By Amy Schapiro It has been an honor and a privilege to build and support the community of Fellows, alumni, volunteers, partners and staff during my past two years at CODE2040. The community’s enthusiastic embrace of CODE2040’s efforts and accomplishments thus far has given me hope for the future and has been a huge inspiration [...]
CODE2040 ADDS KRISTEN TITUS AND OTHERS TO ITS ROSTER OF ADVISORS AS THEY GEAR UP TO SCALE AND REACH MORE STUDENTS NATIONALLY Plans for scaling include: expanding its reach with an increase in the number of Fellows, adding brand new programming, and more. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 14, 2014 – Today, CODE2040 announces new phases [...]
On Tuesday, July 1st CODE2040 hosted the first Community Think Tank at the Impact Hub San Francisco. We brought together the Bay Area tech community for a night of design thinking, brainstorming, and community building around the lack of diversity in tech. With the recent release of tech company’s diversity data, this event brought out [...]
We are thrilled to announce the 2014 class of our CODE2040 Fellows Program! In our third summer of the Fellows program, we have found some of the brightest college and graduate level Black and Latino/a computer engineers from around the country to intern this summer at some of the top technology companies in Silicon Valley! [...]
We at CODE2040 were very excited to see Google release their diversity data this past week. The conversation it has sparked is shining a national spotlight on one of the tech industry’s biggest challenges: hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. This is something we think about a lot at CODE2040, where we run programs that [...]
Looking for the next big thing in tech? The secret’s out – it’s not an app, nor a new device, but the Black and Latina engineers creating the products. In my work at CODE2040—where we strive to increase the representation and influence of underrepresented technologists, particularly Blacks and Latinos—we spend a lot of time studying [...]
‘What CODE2040 Is Reading’ is an ongoing blog series that looks at the growing movement to diversify the tech and innovation economy. Each installment will highlight the latest news, research, reports, and commentary that the CODE2040 team has curated and how it is being applied to the work we do to optimize our impact. For [...]
+ CODE2040 and The Flatiron School have partnered to amplify one another’s efforts. Each organization is working to increase the number of people in technology and help fill the projected 1 million-worker shortfall the US will see by 2020. Working from opposite sides of the country, New York City’s Flatiron School educates programmers and helps [...]
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