Building New Pathways to Tech

Recording: Building New Pathways to Tech, Mar 12, 2019


Ryan Carson


Tyi Mccray


“Diversity and inclusion” has become something of a buzzword in tech. And yet, the tech industry still struggles to make progress increasing diversity and promoting inclusion, especially for members of underrepresented groups. This honest, transparent session will focus on apprenticeship and other preparation programs that aim to correct for social inequities in access to education, information, and resources -- all necessary ingredients to help candidates from underrepresented backgrounds enter the tech industry.

Programs offered through Treehouse, including apprenticeships, create opportunities for people who have largely been excluded from the industry. Instead of continuing the ‘pipeline problem’ narrative, apprenticeship holds particular promise for companies who wish to close gaps in representation and access to opportunity. Using apprenticeships and prep programs, companies can create entirely new pipelines and develop talent for the future workplace. Join Tyi McCray, PhD, Diversity Strategy Lead at Airbnb, and Ryan Carson, CEO & Founder of Treehouse, as they share their experiences on the realities of building new pathways of entry into industry.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Dual
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate