Weekly Link Roundup – Tech Education and Diversity

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No 1 – March 12, 2021

This is a weekly diversity in tech and tech education link roundup with the best weekly articles, guides, and tutorials. Each week’s list is packed with helpful tips and links to help you on your tech journey. Don’t miss future roundups, click here to subscribe.

Diversity in Tech news:

Black Tech Employees Rebel Against ‘Diversity Theater’ (Wired) – Companies pledged money and support for people of color. But some say they still face a hostile work environment for speaking out or simply doing their jobs.

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is helping to teach STEM skills to Black and Latino students (CNBC) – “He began his nonprofit, Skyhook Foundation, in 2009 to provide those educational opportunities to 4th and 5th graders in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Typically, the students attend a camp for five days and four nights in the Angeles National Forest and get an immersive learning experience. The attendees are largely English language learners and participate in free or reduced lunch programs.”

Udacity & Blacks In Technology Announce Scholarship Program to Increase Representation in Tech (Udacity) – Together, with Blacks In Technology, Udacity is proud to offer 150 Free Tech Scholarships to the Black community.

Third Annual International Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium supports female entrepreneurs (Nevada Today) – In the closing keynote, Beatriz Acevedo, CEO, and co-founder of SUMA Wealth and leading Latina entrepreneur talked with Greg Mosier, Dean of the College of Business, about her journey and discussed diversity in business, female leadership and the economic impact of Latinos in America.


Google launches three new entry-level Professional Certificates on Coursera (Coursera) – Today, we’re excited to launch three new Professional Certificates from Google in the growing fields of Data Analytics, Project Management, and User Experience (UX) Design. They are designed to prepare learners for an entry-level role in under six months. The certificates don’t have any prerequisites.

The Unbounded University: Bridging the Gap Between Education & Employment (Coursera) – In this report, we use Coursera’s proprietary platform data to explore skill proficiency gaps between students and working professionals, propose a model for leveraging blended learning to bridge curriculum gaps, and highlight some of the long-term skill trends we’ve observed that are shaping higher education and lifelong learning.

Upcoming Events:

Bloomberg Equality Summit – March 16-18, 2021 | 9:00am ET – The Bloomberg Equality summit is the preeminent forum for corporate executives, thought leaders, and advocates who are working tirelessly to create a more just business climate for all.

cdCon (The Linux Foundation) – June 23 -24 – Virtual Experience: Join Continuous Delivery leaders, industry icons, practitioners, and open source developers for a two-day virtual experience as we improve the world’s capacity to deliver software with security and speed. Be part of the conversation driving the future of software delivery for technology teams, enterprise leadership, and open source communities.

Speaking opportunity: Apply to Speak at Women Who Code CONNECT 2021, on June 10-11, 2021!

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