Building the Bridge for Success: Code Nation & The Future of the Tech Workforce

Building the Bridge for Success: Code Nation & The Future of the Tech Workforce

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Join Code Nation’s CEO, Ron Summers, in conversation with Code Nation community members to discuss how Code Nation’s unique, high-touch model supports youth interested in pursuing a career in tech, ensuring students have the skills, mentorship, and social capital to succeed far beyond learning to code. This discussion will:

  • Highlight where there are currently critical gaps and barriers today’s students face and how education and tech have fallen short in supporting those historically excluded in the industry
  • Discuss the ways Code Nation’s vibrant community and teaching model supports students on their unique journeys to success

We’ll talk about how Code Nation is developing a complete pathway from exposure to computer science to landing the dream job, ensuring all students have a diverse and lively community that offers support and resources along the way. We’ll welcome a Code Nation volunteer, alum, and company representative highlighting all areas of our program and ecosystem, demonstrating how we’re best supporting tomorrow’s diverse tech workforce and expanding economic mobility. 

Event Panelists:

Ron Summers, CEO of Code Nation and panelists moderator

Dakota “Kody” Smith, Chicago volunteer + Senior Software Engineer at Sprout Social

Diego Cruz, Chicago Alum + Full Stack Engineer at Discovery Partners Institute

Sameer Vijay, NYC volunteer + Software Engineer at Meta

Yves Oubida, NYC Alum + Computer Science Teacher at Dewitt Clinton High School

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Date And Time

10/19/23 @ 03:30 PM (EDT) to
10/19/23 @ 04:30 PM (EDT)


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