This is about more than jobs. It’s about economic opportunity for all Americans.
Right now America has over 500,000 open tech jobs — by 2020 this number will grow to over 1 million. At the same time, over 60 percent of all new coders, engineers and data scientists are emerging from bootcamps and vocational schools. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ people, in particular, are opting for more affordable and accessible coding bootcamps and online education programs over 4-year degrees.
So how do companies find top non-traditional talent? They attend the Tech Jobs Tour.
Tech Jobs Tour is stopping in Atlanta November 29th!
The tour will bring together diverse and non-traditional talent with companies who need their skills the most, as well as connect new developers with mentors and industry experts.
What attendees can expect
The tour will be keynoted by Megan Smith, former U.S. CTO, CEO shift7. Additional speakers include: Stacey Abrams, former Georgia State Representative; Kate Atwood, Executive Director of ChooseATL; Rohit Malhotra, founder/Executive Director of Center for Civic Innovation; and many more!
Speed mentoring = networking that doesn’t suck! It’s a great way to build relationships quickly and connect with other people in tech. We especially seek mentors and mentees in software development and design, QA, data science, and product management. To sign up, just tell us what skills you have and which skills you’d like to learn.
Showcase + Demos
Past Participants: Make School, Dev Bootcamp, Hackbright Academy, Hack Reactor, Grace Hopper Academy, Coding Dojo, Telegraph Track, BLOC, MotherCoders, Floodgate Academy, The Iron Yard, Turing School, Galvanize, Metis, Designation.io, Fullstack Academy, MakerSquare, Rithm School, Epicodus, General Assembly, Apprentice.io by Thoughtbot, Grace Hopper Program, DevMountain, Sabio.la, UT Austin Coding Boot Camp, and more.
Tech Career Fair
RSVP here (it’s free!) and join the conversation on social using #AmericaIsHiring