Think working in tech is just coding? Think again.
The tech industry continues to be one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S., attracting applicants for about 4.6 million jobs in 2019 (Cyber States). But breaking into tech can be daunting, especially if you're the first in your family, community, or network to pursue a career in tech. Our goal is to connect first-gens with the information and resources you need to get started, and to network with people who have done just that. If you see it, you can be it.
The First-Gens in Tech digital experience will offer content in a number of different formats. From live sessions to on-demand videos, there’s something for everyone.
Learn about careers in tech, based on the area of focus: building a product/service, solving for users and customers, or supporting employees and crafting culture.
Engage with speakers during some of our scheduled sessions and connect in breakout channels with your fellow first-gens to discuss your experience and more.
Dive into sessions about approaching your job search as a first-gen at your own pace. Can't attend any of the live streams? They'll be available on-demand for viewing too.
Check out when we’ll be hosting our live sessions. For the best experience, we recommend viewing this page and tuning into sessions on a laptop or computer instead of mobile. Can’t make the sessions live? Find them in our on-demand library below starting November 11.
4PM: Welcome to First-Gens in Tech Keynote (WATCH THE REPLAY)
4PM: SLACK MEETUP: What Makes You a First-Gen?
5PM: First-Gens in Tech Panel (WATCH THE REPLAY)
6PM: Setting Your Perspective for Your Job Search (WATCH THE REPLAY)
11AM: ASK ME ANYTHING: Networking - Online & In-person (WATCH THE REPLAY)
1PM: HOW TO: Build & Develop Your Skills Using Certifications (WATCH THE REPLAY)
2PM: ASK ME ANYTHING LIVE: Translating Your Non-Traditional Experiences (WATCH THE REPLAY)
3PM: ASK ME ANYTHING LIVE: Interviewing (WATCH THE REPLAY)
4:30PM: ASK ME ANYTHING LIVE: Navigating the Offer Process (WATCH THE REPLAY)
5PM: Closing Keynote (WATCH THE REPLAY)
10AM: HOW I GOT STARTED: Supporting Users + Customers (WATCH THE REPLAY)
10AM:HOW I GOT STARTED: Supporting People & the Organization (WATCH THE REPLAY)
12PM: HOW I GOT STARTED: Building & Supporting Products (WATCH THE REPLAY)
Join us in the First-Gens in Slack community here to participate in this networking session.
1-5PM: First-Gens in Tech Office Hours: Office Hours
9:30AM: SLACK MEETUP: Day 1 Debrief
12:30PM: SLACK MEETUP: What Do You Look For in A Company Culture?
5PM: SLACK MEETUP: Wrapping Up Your First-Gens in Tech Experience
Gather tips and advice about your job search from recruiters and industry professionals, and watch these sessions at your own pace.
Here’s how to set yourself up for success during this year’s First-Gens in Tech digital experience.
Browse our open positions, find a job you love, tell imposter syndrome to take the day off, and apply.