Work to help diversify the tech industry needs to happen at all levels of the industry. From entry level to executive suite. So it’s always nice to see more programs that help folks get a foothold in the industry. Like Alchemy Code Lab partnering with PDXWIT (Portland Women in Tech) on a scholarship for Black and/or Indigenous women to participate in their professional software development program.Read More
Part of why I continue to annoy you with my awful grammar is that I always love being along for the journey with so many people, companies, and events. And Women Who Code Portland is no different. It’s hard to believe it’s already been three years. It’s also hard to imagine the Portland startup community without this amazing group.
It makes sense. As the cry of “We need more talent!” gets louder and louder, many groups are stepping up to fill that gap. And to help teach people to code. The latest addition to Portland is Code Fellows, a coding school headquartered in Seattle that has recently expanded to the Rose City. Read More
As we create more and more data, stuff gets more and more interesting. But it also gets pretty convoluted and confusing. That’s why practices like data visualization are gaining more and more traction in the industry. But how do you learn this dark art? Well, Portland Code School is working to help you do just that. Read More
You can’t read a tech blog these days without someone bemoaning the dearth of development talent hamstringing startups and major corporations alike. And the problem isn’t getting any better. If anything, it will continue to get worse. But there’s something you can do to help. By encouraging kids to try coding. And that’s where the Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week comes in. Read More
It’s no secret that it’s a good time to be a coder. Everyone with the semblance of an idea, an early stage startup, or a going concern is looking to hire talented developers. So that talent is in short supply. Very short supply.
But there is hope. Read More
It’s been a while since we’ve had a pile up of amazing events all in one day. And even though it makes for a difficult decisions, it’s nice to see the level of activity.
As good weather approaches, most folks are looking to forget about school for a little while. But some folks are ready to do what they can to develop some solutions for the Portland school system. Because if anyone could use the help, it’s our schools.