From Prison to Programming

Recording: From Prison to Programming, Date TBA

Your company is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, right? Great. Let’s talk about how hiring formerly incarcerated engineers fits into that picture.
Sha Stepter learned how to program in prison while serving a life sentence for assault with a firearm. He'll share how technology and entrepreneurship shaped his experience growing up in the prison system and eventually getting out.
Repeat founder and unicorn CTO Jessica McKellar will then talk brass tacks on both the inclusive recruiting infrastructure needed to give formerly incarcerated applicants a fair chance, and a strategy that actually works for sourcing high-caliber engineers from this overlooked and undervalued talent pool.

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Sha Stepter

Slow and Steady Media

This event will be in person

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Format:

Presentation

Type:

Session

Track:

Tech Industry track sponsored by Norton

Level:

Beginner