diversity in technology Archive

Funders must give minority founders a fair deal

Kathleen Kelly Janus Crunch Network Contributor Kathleen Kelly Janus is a lecturer at Stanford’s Program on Social Entrepreneurship. How to join the network I learned a shocking statistic recently: Less than 1 percent of venture capital funding goes to black founders. This must change. Minority founders are, in general, more in need of outside financial support. For many people of color, the “friends and family” plan …

Sometimes the most qualified applicant is not the most obvious

Hundreds of thousands of jobs that require both business and technical skills are open in the U.S., which means it’s likely your company is hiring for an important member of your team. But if you are relying on typical tried-and-true measures to find candidates, there are many potential great fits with the right skills that won’t even make it past the initial screening process. Whether …

Are coding bootcamps only for the rich?

Paul Fain, in Inside Higher Ed, says one of the biggest criticisms levelled against bootcamps is they “don’t attract many low-income students.” The evidence certainly seems to support this. According to bootcamp industry-watcher Course Report, 79 percent of bootcamp students have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher before enrolling. Additionally, Course Report found the average pre-bootcamp salary to be $46,600, putting bootcamp students squarely in the …