Opportunity Equality - Diversity in Coding
By 2020, there will be one million unfilled jobs for programmers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, the current education system, particularly those in underserved communities, are not equipping these children with adequate technical skills, such as coding, robotics, engineering, and more. How can we ensure that historically unrepresented youth have the right skill set to take full advantage of these job opportunities? Join this group of thought leaders for a dynamic conversation about empowering youth with the skills to innovate and lead in the technical job market of tomorrow. Co-Founder of Change Catalyst & Tech Inclusion, Wayne Sutton will moderate a lively think tank discussion with CEO and Founder of Black Girls Code, Kimberly Bryant, Executive Director, Hidden Genius Project, Brandon Nicholson, Ph.D. and Co-Founder, Telegraph Academy, Albrey Preston Brown. At Dreamforce 2016, we're celebrating equality for all of our employees, customers, and partners with a series of sessions curated by the Salesforce Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) aka Salesforce Ohana Groups. These sessions bring us the worldview of various facets of our diverse community and provide a chance for all of us to learn more about each other.