What’s the best way to get more women and minorities great tech jobs? Train them yourself.
So goes the logic of Sabio co-founders Liliana Monge and Gregorio Rojas, who are set to graduate their first class of four trained web developers in February. Sabio was created in 2012 and the… more
A study from Indiana University Bloomington seems to suggest that a candidate’s ability to be mentioned in social media may directly correlate with the politician’s performance in elections. The findings of the paper even persist with variables such as candidate incumbency, district partisanship, media coverage of the race, time, and… more
Maya Murillo is a blogger and musician in Arizona who has taken to social media, 6-second video social network Vine in particular, and nurtured an audience. She’s just just over 1,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter, but about 2,500 subscribers on YouTube, 4,500 on Instagram and almost 54,000 on Vine.… more
Everybody in the U.S. seems to be wired to the Internet, so it’s often easy for people to forget that the rest of the world isn’t as jacked in to the system as we are. Data taken from Frontera NorteSur ‘s article last month about Internet trends in Mexico, however,… more
A new report from The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project breaks down the demographics of social network users. Interestingly, for all social networks but Pinterest (Facebook data on race was not available), Latinos and blacks over-indexed as social network users.
On Twitter the breakdown was:
14% White… more
Immigration and tech may not seem to be intricately linked on the surface, but the current immigration reform debate in Congress and some recent data show otherwise. States where immigrants are concentrated have strong, and growing, tech sectors, and thus would likely benefit greatly from immigration reform.
California and Texas… more
We created Más Wired to show the incredible contributions Latinos are making in the digital space. As the largest growing demographic in the U.S., Latinos are more than just a market and are making important contributions in technology.
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Money, tech and mentors.
These, according to panelists on Saturday’s “Black Women in Tech: Uncovering Barriers to Entry” panel at South by Southwest, are the top three barriers… more
César Chávez would have been thrilled at the chance to reach the masses with a simple tweet, instead of having to go door-to-door, said his son and fellow organizer, Paul Chávez.
U.S. Census Bureau data illustrates smartphone and Internet usage trends for Latinos lag behind other groups.
DIY Girls is a non-profit aiming to help young Latinas become fascinated with engineering at an early age and encourage them to pursue careers in STEM.
Twitter may influence politics. It turns out that any publicity is good publicity — especially if you're a candidate running for public office.
Funding, familiarity with technology and mentorship are some of the primary barriers to black women who want to enter the tech and startup space, according to a panel of black technologists at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.
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