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May 28, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Who are you missing in your recruitment?: Diverse talent is out there you just have to know where to look
We often hear that diversity is a problem in tech and that big companies should do better at hiring people from different backgrounds and we all rally and say ‘Yes, Google and Apple and Facebook should do better at that’. But what about the little guy? They need more talent and want to reach a large customer base too, right? So why not improve hiring in a way that reflects the changing demographics—42% of the US will be Black and Latino/a by 2040?
Well, that’s just too hard to think about as a startup, right? As a startup founder just scrapping by, looking for your next funder, the last thing you want on your plate is the daunting task of hiring software engineers.
So your options are:
1. Do the work yourself and worry about hiring until after ‘this one big project is done’.
2. Send an email (or Facebook) blast to your friends and you hire one of them.
3. Post your job description on a listserv and cross your fingers.
4. Attend this class and find out what hides behind door number 4.
In this class we will explore what steps you can take to hit two bottom lines: 1. hiring talented coders and 2. creating a team filled with people from a variety of backgrounds.
This class blow your mind with a new perspective on how small businesses can—with just as much effort as #1, #2 and #3 above—increase diversity on their team now and not wait until they become the ‘Google, Apple, & Facebook’s of the world.



169 11th St
San Francisco, 94103 United States
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