Over the past year BUILDUP has held several events focused on entrepreneurship, tech culture and venture capital but as Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area tech companies reflects staggeringly low representation of employees and tech founders across gender and racial categories in contrast to the diverse population of the world, we wanted to do more.
Today BUILDUP is excited to announce a five week, six series technical workshop series with Google, Twitter, UBER, Galvanize and TechCrunch starting May 26th. The BUILDUP Workshop Series is designed to educate and prepare individuals from underrepresented groups for career paths in technology. The workshop series co-led by Google, TechCrunch, Uber, Twitter and Galvanize is targeted at individuals considering new careers in tech, launching a startup or building a product, or interested in attending a code school. The series is also geared toward junior engineers, developers and designers, college students, or entrepreneurs looking to sharpen their current tech skill set.
Schedule of workshops includes:
May 26 – Google: How to build your minimum viable product – Stanton Jones & Kyle Wanamaker, Software Engineers
June 3 – Google: Design Thinking, Nancy Douyon, User Experience Research Program Manager
June 10 – TechCrunch: How to Pitch Your Startup – Samantha O’Keefe, Startup Battlefield Editor
June 16 – UBER: Intro To UBER API – Kyle Bailey, Senior Software Engineer
June 17 – Twitter: Abuse and Diversity Online – Leslie Miley, Engineering Leader Specializing in Mobile and Web Development
June 24th – Cyber Security – Charles Nwatu, Information Security Manager – Security Monitoring and Incident
Workshops are $30 for each class and will take place at Galvanize, 44 Tehama Street in San Francisco.