Even with companies like Intel, Apple and Google pouring millions of dollars into making their workforce more diverse, the number of women going into tech fields has actually decreased. Women often find they are not appreciated, not rewarded, not heard and not respected in the tech workplace.
We Can Code IT founder Mel McGee and Cleveland bootcamp instructor Daniel Vivacqua share their honest and personal responses to the article – and tell what We Can Code IT is doing to change the face of tech.
Ignite Your Career! Hosted by We Can Code IT – The Leading Software Development Boot Camp Focusing on Inclusion and Diversity in IT Tired of pushing submit and not seeing results? Were you anticipating the New Year to be the Year you launch an amazing career? It’s not too late! Join Cynthia Trotta, Chief Career Strategist of We Can Code IT, and learn how to make 2017 the year you say good bye to dead end jobs, low salaries and say hello to a stable and lucrative career! Cynthia will cover key strategies and tactics to direct your career path! Wine, light refreshments, and small finger foods will be served. Please RSVP to Sara August at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our event page here. WHEN Monday March 13th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm LOCATION We Can Code IT, Cleveland Campus 50 Public Square, Suite 200, Cleveland OH 44113 (StartMart in the Terminal Tower)
Some things really get IT folks riled up. One of them is a recent article in Wired claiming that coding is the next big blue collar job. While it sounds like a sign of hope and opportunity, it’s created a backlash amongst IT professionals -- one that uncovers the “belly of the beast.” As an industry insider, I've heard this blue collar job idea unleash fears, assumptions and what sounds like territorial sandbox whining amongst software developers, as in "Here comes more crappy code" or "These guys won't be experienced enough to do what I do."
Tiffany Wagner, will share her story as a woman in tech and the journey from software developer to Executive Director at one of America’s leading corporations. Hear her highlights & challenges and learn more about JPMorgan Chase’s commitment to advancing women into leadership positions in technology. Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Location: We Can Code IT, 2645 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43202 Details: FREE Parking /Refreshments Provided This event is FREE and open to the public. Invite friends, colleagues and others who are interested in learning why now is the time for women in technology. RSVP https://wecancodeit.org/events/inclusion-in-tech