Right now America has over 500,000 open tech jobs – by 2020 this number will grow to over 1 million. At the time same time, over 60% of all new coders, engineers and data scientists are emerging from bootcamps and industry-current vocational schools.
That’s right. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ people are opting for more affordable and accessible coding bootcamps and online education programs over 4-year computer science degrees. At the heart of our events is a deep commitment to representation in tech. We do that by showcasing top tech talent who are changing the world, who happen to be women, people of color, LGBTQ, veterans and people with disabilities. Our goal is to push the industry towards a higher standard, a technology sector that is representative of the people who live in this country. because we believe, together, we can and will change the face of technology to help American workers get the jobs they deserve.