REMINDER: New Relic FutureTalk discusses diversity and education in tech, this evening

One of the more positive aspects of the talent crunch—from which practically every company is suffering—is a renewed effort to diversify the talent base from which to hire. We’ve seen both code schools—organizations endeavoring to make education more accessible—and discussions about diversity continuing to flourish. New Relic’s FutureTalks is no different.

Join them tonight as they speak with Liz Abinante:

The learn to code movement has popularized the idea that coding is a skill everyone can learn. It’s the American dream: learn the desirable skill and you’ll succeed financially. I’ll discuss the history of the American Dream, how new programming education endeavors have repackaged it, and how the lack of awareness and analysis of this privileged rhetoric is damaging our culture and workforce.

… and Janice Levenhagen.

At ChickTech, we’re often asked exactly why women are so underrepresented in technology. This is a hard question to answer, because it rarely is just one thing. It’s a complex mix that we often call “death by a thousand cuts”. Janice will guide us through the stats on technical women in various national and local tech companies and then take a dive into anecdotes that help to illustrate some of the reasons why women leave technology at twice the rate of men.

Doors open at 5:30PM, tonight. Talks begin at 6:00PM. As always, FutureTalks will be hosted at New Relic, 111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2900.

For more information or to RSVP, visit New Relic FutureTalk with Liz Abinante and Janice Levenhagen.

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