In partnership with a16z’s Cultural Leadership Fund, we’ve built the Spin Up: an educational program aimed at supporting the next generation of developers and entrepreneurs. #TheSpinUp program introduces students to cloud computing and software development through a series of hands-on workshops.
Over the summer, we launched our program in private beta with SocialWorks, a Chicago-based nonprofit established by Chance the Rapper. Local students learned about the cloud, built and deployed part of a web app, and explored ComplexCon with our team.
The Spin Up will focus on expanding opportunities for historically underrepresented communities in the technology industry. Because we believe that technology should serve all communities, we’re stepping up to make sure more people know how to participate in the software development process.
More info about The Spin Up: https://do.co/thespinup
More info about The Cultural Leadership Fund: https://a16z.com/2018/08/22/introducing-the-cultural-leadership-fund/
More info about SocialWorks: https://www.socialworkschi.org/
More info about DigitalOcean: https://www.digitalocean.com/community
You can watch this video also at the source.