About the event
Demo Day is our flagship event. The goal is to convene employers who are interested in hiring software engineers from diverse backgrounds and present them our newly minted crop of software engineers. During the event, our coders present themselves and their work to a room full of tech employers.
This event attracts companies who are interested in hiring software engineers from alternative backgrounds. It's a great way to connect with tech professionals committed to equity in tech.
Here's the eventbrite from our last event in August 2019: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resilient-coders-demo-day-tickets-65367541075#
That event attracted about 150 people, most of whom were tech professionals (Resilient Coders alumni, employers, community allies).
Why should you sponsor?
As a sponsor you'd be supporting Resilient Coders mission, which is stated below:
Resilient coders trains people of color from Boston’s low income communities for high growth careers as software engineers, and connects them with employment opportunities. Through our free nonprofit coding bootcamp, we teach more than the technical skills they need to be impossible to ignore; we present a path towards economic resiliency. We work with populations that have been systemically marginalized, because we see in these communities an untapped talent pool with the potential to drive the industry that powers the 21st century economy. We believe in social justice through economic empowerment, and in the opportunity for meritocracy in tech. This isn’t about one-off camps or hackathons. This is about meaningful change.
You'd have access to more than a 100 software engineers who are interested in diversity and equity in tech.
Resilient Coders started in 2014 when its Founder and Executive Director, David Delmar, was taking vacation days from his job at PayPal to give coding lessons to young men in a youth correctional facility. The idea stemmed from the observation that while the technology industry is celebrated as a meritocracy, it lacks in diversity and fails to address the problems faced by the most economically vulnerable among us. David quickly realized that the students he taught had the grit, intelligence and resourcefulness to be contributing members of the tech economy. Since then, Resilient Coders has grown to bring to light more talents that are too often ignored by our society by providing sustainable career opportunities to young adults of color and empowering them to bring change to their own communities.
We are vocal and active members of the Boston tech and workforce development spaces. Learn more about Resilient Coders in the press here: https://www.resilientcoders.org/news
Contact the Organizer
Contact the Organizer