43 Tech Resources for People of Color: Communities, Job Boards + More

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Minorities in many industries face an uphill battle, and it’s no different in the tech world. If anything, tech has been one of the more notorious spaces for a lack of diversity in past decades. That’s why it’s so important to have resources dedicated specifically to supporting under-represented groups like people of color in tech.

The people of color (POC) tech resources highlighted below span categories from diversity-focused job boards to conferences/events to online content and communities discussing the tech world through the lens of minority experiences. If you have any favorite resources for people of color in tech that aren’t on the list yet, please let us know in the comments!

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Community support & collaboration

BlackCodeCollective.com

Black Code Collective is a community for black developers to help each other grow their tech skills, share knowledge, and level-up in their careers.

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BlackFemaleFounders.org

A platform and community that provides resources for black women led tech-based and tech-enabled startups. The mission? Level the playing field for black female entrepreneurs seeking investment capital for their startups.

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Black Female Founders

BlacksInTechnology.net

Blacks In Technology (BIT) is a community that provides resources and guidance for black men and women in the tech industry. Its goal is to increase the representation and participation of POC in tech.

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BlackTechPipeline.com

A platform for the #BlackTechTwitter community to collaborate, give and offer support, and discuss the industry with other techies who look like them.

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Devcolor.org

Nonprofit focused on maximizing the impact of black software engineers. Through it’s A* Program, /dev/color encourages black engineers to network, map their careers, and participate in career-enhancing events, meetings, and retreats.

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DiversifyTech.co 

A collection of resources that helps underrepresented people in tech connect with scholarships, events, jobs, communities, and more.

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LatinasInTech.org

Connects, supports, and inspires Latina women working in tech through hands-on training and leadership workshops, mentorship opportunities, and job matching.

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Latinxs in Tech

A Facebook group for Latinxs in tech to talk tech, connect with mentors, discuss pain points and learn from each other.

Techqueria.org

Techqueria is a community for Latinx people in tech to network/collaborate, share resources and job opportunities, find mentors, ask for advice, and more.

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WeBuildBlack.com

We Build Black is a tech community for black software engineers to share ideas, work on code, get help on projects, and discuss the industry through weekly meetups and Slack conversations. 

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Blogs, podcasts, & publications 

AfroTech.com

AfroTech is a multicultural tech conference and media platform that highlights black tech innovators and their stories, strategies and ideas.  

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Black Tech Unplugged

A podcast that tells the stories of black people in tech, including advice, resources and guidance for your own tech journey. 

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PeopleOfColorInTech.com

Highlights stories of people of color in tech through articles, interviews, podcast episodes, and more.

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POCIT

Tech Forward

A podcast that features minority and female entrepreneurs, industry executives, venture capitalists, and diversity champions sharing their stories about the tech industry. 

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Two Black Nerds

A podcast where two self-described β€œnerdy” black professionals chat about tech and culture. Episodes are released sporadically these days, but there’s a backlog of great episodes dating back to 2015.

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Job boards & career help

2050.work

A job board for people of color who are specifically seeking opportunities at tech and creative companies.

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Include.io

Include.io is a job board that helps diverse techies find job opportunities and advance their careers.

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Include.io

Jopwell.com

A career advancement platform for black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals.

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Noirefy.com

Noirefy connects underrepresented professionals (in tech and other industries) with high-growth startups and Fortune 500 companies that have made it a priority to invest in diversity.

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noirefy job site

POCITjobs.com

Job board for people of color in tech. This site is an offshoot of the publication and podcast People of Color In Tech (POCIT).

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ProjectBasta.com

Programs and meetups focused on helping first-generation college students and people of color land their dream jobs.

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Project Basta

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Conferences, events, & meetups

BlackWomenTalkTech.com

Black Women Talk Tech (BWTT) is an annual conference founded by three black women. It also has 10 chapters of national and international mastermind groups to connect black women in tech.

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BlackIsTechConference.com

The Black is Tech Conference is a two-day conference that brings together the best minds in tech in the black and minority communities to discuss, inspire, teach and learn.

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CodingBlackFemales.com

Coding Black Females is a community focused on growing, educating and supporting black female developers through regular meetups, free coding bootcamps, virtual events, and more.

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Refactr.tech

REFACTR.TECH is an event that showcases the ideas, voices and stories of marginalized people and allies in tech. Focused on conversations around diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality in the tech industry.

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RenderATL.com

Render(ATL) is a React conference in Atlanta centered around diversity, inclusion, culture, and accessibility.

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Entrepreneur acceleration 

Code2040.org

Helps black and Latinx people connect with companies, mentors, and peers in the tech industry through accelerator programs for college-level CS students and tech professionals in the beginning of their career.

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DigitalUndivided.com

Creates pathways for black and Latinx women into entrepreneurship through data, training, and support.

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NewME.in

A business accelerator for underrepresented business founders. Offers entrepreneurship education classes, bootcamps, and mentorship.

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Scholarship opportunities

Bloc/New Relic Scholarship

Offers $500 partial scholarships toward any Bloc program for women, veterans, or African Americans, Chicanos/Latinos, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders.

Galvanize Scholarship

At time of writing, the Galvanize Scholarship covers full tuition for applicants accepted to either their Software Engineering Immersive program or Data Science Immersive program. Part of their scholarship application asks you to discuss diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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Grand Circus Scholarships

For African American, Chicano or Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander LGBTQ-identifying veterans. Coding bootcamp scholarships range from $1,000 to $1,500.

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Grand Circus Scholarship

The Diversity Scholarship Fund

Scholarships for people from underserved backgrounds, covering up to 70% of Code Fellows tuition.

Learn about more coding bootcamp scholarships in this article.

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Youth education/mentorship 

AllStarCode.org

Provides computer science education to black and Latino boys and young men through its free six-week coding bootcamp and other resources.

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BlackGirlsCode.com

Black Girls Code is the Girl Scouts of technology. This program teaches young girls of color to write code and become creators. 

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CodedByKids.com

Coded by Kids teaches young people who are underrepresented in tech (especially children of color) topics like software development, digital design, computer science, and tech startup-focused entrepreneurship.

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CodeNow.org

Nonprofit that introduces underrepresented high school students to web design, coding and app development through workshops, online courses, hackathons, mentorships, app competitions, and more.

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ExploringTech.org

Teens Exploring Tech (TXT) inspires young black and Latino males from low-income communities to become tech entrepreneurs through hackathons, programs and events.

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HackTheHood.org

Hack the Hood introduces low-income young people of color to tech careers and skills by training and hiring them to build websites for small, local businesses.

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Hack the Hood

HiddenGeniusProject.org

Trains and mentors boys of color in tech creation, software engineering, entrepreneurship and leadership.

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LatinaGirlsCode.org 

Latina Girls Code is a program that empowers girls ages 7-17 to learn to code through workshops, after-school programs, STEM days, and more.

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Technolochicas.org

TECHNOLOchicas raises awareness among young Latinas about opportunities and careers in tech.

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Women of color aspiring to transition into tech can also explore these female-focused platforms for learning to code

Are we missing any helpful resources for people of color? Leave a comment below. 


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