The LOFT Coder Summit (LCS) is part of HHF’s LOFT Code as a Second Language (CSL) national initiative. CSL includes the development and mobilization of a network of Latino software engineers ready to introduce computer programming to under-represented students across the country. We gather hundreds of Latino engineers at every LCS to create a community of peers, which benefits each engineer professionally. Then, we choose amongst them a core group of CSL Fellows who are willing to share their skills with under-served communities throughout the U.S. We prepare them with relevant open-sourced curricula and facilitate the instruction through our relationships with dozens of school districts.
Debunk the technology industry’s greatest myths and help mobilize coders from across the nation, both students and professionals alike, to celebrate Latino culture, innovation and passion for computer programming.
The Coder Summit is a unique one day program for Latina/o computer science students and software engineer professionals to learn with and from each other. After the Coder Summit, participants are funneled into LOFT Network where they access to learning resources, internships, and jobs.
Industry experts lead a series of engaging and actionable workshops that focus on participants developing key skill-sets to continue to grow as software engineering professionals. From cracking technical interviews to design thinking, the workshops are crash-courses you can’t miss!
The Coder Summit provides a platform for Latino/a Founders to pitch their Start-Ups to a panel of judges in Venture Capital. The winner of the pitch competition is inducted into LOFT Labs which provides Latino/a start-ups with access to the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s assets, built over the last 30 years.