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Changing the world, people.

“You don’t even know. We’re changing the world, people.” This was a common refrain in team meetings over the last year and a half as amazing CODE2040 team member Bianca St.Louis would give regular pep talks to folks facing the inevitable startup challenges. Today we take the time to say a big THANK YOU to [...]

Building an org, changing an industry

Recently a student that I worked with over a decade ago, called me very upset. This student, Elvira, had completed an internship at a large biotech company and had gotten a full-time offer — which she had just rejected. We spoke at length about her choice. She was the only Latina and one of very [...]

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Laura Weidman Powers to Serve on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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 [...]

Join the CODE2040 Team!

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 [...]

Embracing new beginnings

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 [...]

[Press Release] Kristen Titus Added to the CODE2040 Board of Directors

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 [...]

Top 4 Moments of the Community Think Tank

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 [...]

Meet the 2014 class of the CODE2040 Fellows Program!

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! [...]

Attention Tech Companies: Join CODE2040 on June 3 for a Private Workshop on Diversity and Inclusion

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 [...]

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 [...]

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