Most people get into high tech via hard work, thoughtful mentors and good schools. But while techies exist in every school, not every school has the ability to train them for quality high-tech jobs. We are really proud of the partnership we have with Resilient Coders, an organization founded by David Delmar to teach coding skills to urban youth. This awesome non-profit works to train youth in underserved communities how to code through a series of programs that range from boot camps on web development fundamentals through to their Resilient Lab, where coders have the opportunity to work on actual customer projects.
I had the honor to work with the Data Collaborative in a project that initially started in our Customer Service Department. Many companies informed us that the market was very hot and they will engage only in a project of significant economic value.