Established 2016 in Boston, MA, Hack.Diversity partners with the city’s fastest growing tech teams to identify, develop, and equip high-performing talent — who predominantly identify as Black or Latinx — to launch careers as software engineers, IT professionals and data analysts across the innovation economy. Now in its 5th year of programming, Hack.Diversity invites students from outside Massachusetts behind the scenes to all that the Boston innovation ecosystem offers for professional growth and personal community.
We are seeking to fill our inaugural class of “Trekkies” for the launch of Tech.Trek. Tech.Trek is a 3-day, immersive virtual experience, designed for maximum exposure to, and connection with, notable players — cornerstone companies, startups, venture capitalists, technologists, and community leaders — in a vibrant innovation ecosystem to which you will contribute. You will engage in topics including: business growth guided by equitable values, tech builds, office tours, product demos.
The Trekkie Profile:
- Aspiring to be a software engineer or related technical field
- Graduating college between 2021 and 2022 with a computer science degree or related technical field
- You observe your community and/or lived perspectives to be underrepresented in tech — including that of Black, Latinx, Indigenous people, women, LGBTQ+, veteran, and first-generation college student communities
- Values racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and society at large
- We are based in Boston, MA. Preference will go to out of state candidates. If you’re in school in the Greater Boston area, check out our 2022 Hack.Diversity Fellowship Cohort to get involved
The Trekkie Experience — Belonging in Boston tech starts here.
- When: Tues. August 17 – Thurs. August 19, 2021, 12 – 3:30pm EST each day
- Vibe: High-energy spotlights, transparent discussions, and authentic get-to-know-yous
- Where: At home! This virtual event will build community & open doors regardless of where you are when you log in.
Some of our Partners for Tech.Trek:
- Whoop: the official fitness tech wearable of CrossFit, PGA Tour, wellness enthusiasts, and elite athletes
- Amazon Web Services: Used by Netflix, Twitch, and LinkedIn
- Drizly: Increased bookings by more than 300% last year, cementing status as the largest online marketplace for alcohol in North America
- Wayfair: the largest pure-play online retailer of home goods in the US
We are excited to select 50 students from underrepresented communities across the nation, who have ~2 years of software engineering training, to engage with leaders in the Hack.Community — cornerstone companies, startups, venture capitalists, technologists, and community leaders — who are shaping the future of tech through the lens of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. Join us to meet your future teammates and find your place in one of the world’s innovation hubs.
The deadline to apply is June 15th. For information on Tech.Trek and how to apply, please visit our site.