This is part two in a five-part series on the New Tech Boom in Portland, produced by Suzanne LaGrande.
The Tech Industry values collaboration. Yet, recent statistics on the racial, gender and age profile of the tech industry shows an abysmal lack of diversity. The stereotype of a computer nerd as a white, male, in his 20s or 30s, is a somewhat accurate reflection of who constitutes the tech industry at the moment. The third part of this series on the growing tech Industry in Portland focuses on local efforts to make tech jobs more accessible. Among those interviewed are Mara Zepeda, co-founder of Switchboard, and a speaker at TechFest Northwest this August.
This is the third of a five part series on Technology in Portland produced by Suzanne LaGrande.
This is part four in a five part series on Technology in Portland, produced by Suzanne LaGrande.