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 [...]

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 [...]

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