One of the tree main component of CSL is CS Education. There are three different programs within CSL’s CS Education branch. While they all share a common objective, they differ in time. CSL Jams are one day 1-2 hour programs, CSL Bootcamps are one day 4-6 hour programs and CSL Academies are 8-10 week programs where students meet once a week for 1-1.5 hours.
The LOFT Coder Summit is a one day program filled with workshops and keynote speakers. We provide the opportunity for Latina/o software engineers to network and learn about the various opportunities available to them. We provide key information that serves to help them navigate through their professional endeavours.
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s award-winning LOFT SOURCE program has worked with companies such as Exxon Mobil, CVS Health, Google, Time Warner, Target, PwC, LinkedIn, BBVA Compass, Goldman Sachs, and government agencies such as CFPB, SEC Treasury and Federal Exchange to diversify their workforce through a “delivery system of Latino Talent,” tailored platforms, and concurrent branding effort.
Traveling across the country to do what I’m passionate about it is such a blessing. Not only was I able to expose a new group of students to computer science, but I was also challenged and learned a lot as a teacher. For the first time, I taught a group with a larger amount of Spanish speaking students. I learned so much from them and the experience overall is challenging me to think about more effective ways to reach more students.
The LOFT Coder Summit was very inspirational and I met many people who shared the same interests as me. The speakers were really personable and really connected with everyone at the event. I am very please to be invited and look forward to helping out the community and left feeling empowered. I look forward to attending future events brought on by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.