Diversity & Inclusion

How do you convince high schoolers computer science is cool?

Dec. 12, 2022 4:23 pm

How do you convince high schoolers computer science is cool?

Ask their peers to evangelize: Past and current computer science students from Academy at Palumbo discussed their experience with the subject at a CS4Philly forum.
Tech workforce development program Launchpad Philly is welcoming its first cohort

Dec. 12, 2022 1:40 pm

Tech workforce development program Launchpad Philly is welcoming its first cohort

The program is for 11th graders looking to get their foot in the door of the tech industry before they even graduate high school.
Why Google’s support of Black Tech Nation really matters

Dec. 9, 2022 6:07 pm

Why Google’s support of Black Tech Nation really matters

From its partnership with the tech giant, Black Tech Nation CEO and founder Kelauni Jasmyn said the Pittsburgh org is gaining name recognition and resources that will help it further support Black technologists and entrepreneurs.
How do you build an inclusive tech talent pipeline? Excella EVP Mahreen Rashid weighed in

Dec. 7, 2022 12:00 pm

How do you build an inclusive tech talent pipeline? Excella EVP Mahreen Rashid weighed in

Rashid, who heads HR, workforce management, analytics and internal communications discussed effective recruiting and building a workplace where diverse hires want to stay.
Why students at William Rowen Elementary are telling stories through code

Dec. 5, 2022 6:55 pm

Why students at William Rowen Elementary are telling stories through code

The School District of Philadelphia is celebrating Computer Science Education Week 2022 by encouraging schools all over the city to participate in Hour of Code and celebrate its digital literacy curriculum.
How I Got Here: Yvette Menase nearly didn’t get into tech. Now she’s a senior product manager

Dec. 5, 2022 5:41 pm

How I Got Here: Yvette Menase nearly didn’t get into tech. Now she’s a senior product manager

When she's not working at Libsyn, the technologist acts as the mentor she wishes she had earlier on.
This West Philly school is the first in the district to bring robotics programming to all grades, including kindergarten

Dec. 5, 2022 1:20 pm

This West Philly school is the first in the district to bring robotics programming to all grades, including kindergarten

The students at the Andrew Hamilton School participated in their first LEGO League competition as part of the K-8 school's unique robotics and digital literacy programming.
Latinx entrepreneurs in Sussex County are getting a boost from M&T Bank

Dec. 2, 2022 11:21 am

Latinx entrepreneurs in Sussex County are getting a boost from M&T Bank

A $100,000 grant to La Plaza Delaware will allow it to serve more Spanish-speaking downstaters in 2023.
TeenSHARP’s first local alumni are graduating from college — and returning to Delaware for tech careers

Dec. 1, 2022 3:08 pm

TeenSHARP’s first local alumni are graduating from college — and returning to Delaware for tech careers

Three young professionals who went through the org's college prep program look back on their career journeys so far, and share advice for the next generation.
TEDCO just announced the first founders in its inaugural women’s leadership programs

Dec. 1, 2022 1:10 pm

TEDCO just announced the first founders in its inaugural women’s leadership programs

The Open Institute for Black Women Entrepreneur Excellence in Howard County and the Leading Women’s Program in Montgomery County will support local women founders seeking advice on leadership and startup growth.