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Sunday, March 15 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Diversifying the Tech Workforce: Impact at Scale

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Every month, the tech industry adds about 9,600 jobs to the U.S. economy. By 2018, it will have added another 1.2 million new jobs, boasting an average salary of $78,000. But, women make up just 22 percent of the computing workforce, and Latino and African-American workers each make up less than five percent. Youth from underrepresented groups are in critical need of access to 21st Century skills for success. This panel, a follow-up from a successful 2014 SXSW panel, explores both the needs and the solutions to diversifying our U.S. tech workforce and building a tech pipeline. It will also include a discussion of how far we’ve come since last year and dive deeper into the question of bringing our respective efforts and impact to scale.

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Damien Hooper-Campbell

Diversity Strategist, Google
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Karla Monterroso

VP of Student Programs, CODE2040
Karla Monterroso is committed to closing the opportunity gap for Blacks and Latinos in the United States. She believes CODE2040 sits in the perfect intersection of a skills- and network-building opportunity for Black and Latino talent and a systems change opportunity for a critical... Read More →
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Jason Towns

Director, CODE2040 Residency, CODE2040

Hank Williams

Founder, Platform

Lyle Wing

Dir, RainbowPUSH Silicon Valley Technology Project

Sunday March 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
ACC Ballroom E

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