TechTank is an opportunity for students and aspiring young professionals to meet industry-based professionals and form meaningful mentoring relationships.
How can a company, organization or professional in their field expand their talent pool and have long term effects on diverse communities? There is an abundance of untapped talent in the tech industry yet companies continue to go to the same sources for “new talent.” This program creates opportunities for internship and job seekers to connect with industry professionals who want to have social impact through a mentoring connection that also supports real change in the tech industry.
Diversity informs and enhances tech and tech development at every level. This workshop creates a space for organizations and companies looking to diversify their workforce to have access to the hidden talents in marginalized communities. Students and new graduates who may not have access to the usual pipelines will have a chance to learn and receive guidance from socially conscious industry professionals while sharing their talent and unique perspective in the tech industry. The matching is not done in the traditional way. This tech enabled workshop helps connect participants based on a combination of professional interest and deeper more nuanced interests that increase.
When: September 6, 2017 - 12:30-2:00 pm
Where: Civic Hall, 118 West 22nd Street, New York, New York 10011