Women of Color = Future of Tech Innovation

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 [...]

Introducing…What CODE2040 Is Reading

‘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 [...]

[Announcement] CODE2040 Partners with The Flatiron School Fellowship in NYC

+ 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 [...]

An Event for Dozens of Silicon Valley Companies to Explore Diversity and Inclusion

2013 Alums Perry Ogwuche and Kwadwo Nyarko at a LinkedIn workshop during the Fellows Program last summer.  As I look ahead to my February calendar, one of the upcoming CODE2040 events that I’m particularly excited about is our gathering for companies that want to hire CODE2040 Fellows, hosted by Ben Horowitz and the team at [...]

[ISTG Article] Providing STEM opportunities to Latinos and African-Americans in US Communities in the Goal of Reducing the Achievement, Wealth and Skills Gaps

  Article originally appeared in ISTG’s (The Innovative Science & Technology Group) ViewPoints on 1/13/14. Responses provided by Iris Gardner, Manager, Events and Outreach at CODE2040.  1)      Tell us about CODE2040. What were the reasons and goals that spurred its creation? Launched in 2012, CODE2040 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the skills gap [...]

#GivingTuesday: Give back today!

  CODE2040 has never done a fundraising campaign before, but when we received an email with information about #GivingTuesday — the charitable antidote to all the Black Friday (now Thursday!) through Cyber Monday consumerism that is typical of this time of year — we thought it would be fun to join the movement. At CODE2040, [...]

The Business Case for Diversity

By Amy Schapiro I field a lot of questions from CEOs, CTOs, human resource managers and engineers who want to know why they should care about increasing diversity at their company, and why they should partner with CODE2040 to do so. As the person at CODE2040 who is responsible for creating and maintaining partnerships with [...]

Program Update Ep. 3 – Searching for the best!

Searching for the best! The CODE2040 team has been busy this fall searching for the 2014 class of Fellows. From Boston, MA to Edinburg, TX, we have travelled to campuses across the country looking for top technical talent. And boy, have we been impressed! Our alumni also joined us at their universities and did a [...]

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