San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 13, 2016
Door of Clubs, a student club fundraising tool and campus recruiting platform, and HackerRank, a platform that helps companies find the right developer based on their coding skills, today announced they’ve partnered to create Diversity CLUBHACKS, a series of on-campus events and online hackathons designed to create a better pathway into careers in technology for diverse college students majoring in STEM across the country.
The inaugural Diversity CLUBHACKS competition will be hosted tomorrow by the San Jose State University colony of Alpha Omega Epsilon, a professional and social sorority composed of female students. More than 100 young women are scheduled to attend the event to hear from hiring technology companies such as Asana and Symantec, and kick-off the 24-hour online coding competition with hundreds of other female students participating virtually across the country. At the conclusion of the hackathon, student scores will be tallied and shared with participating companies, and prizes will be awarded.
“We’re thrilled to partner with HackerRank to raise awareness among young women and minorities on college campuses of the the job opportunities, technical resources and professional networks available to them as they look to jumpstart their careers in science and technology,” said Pranam Lipinski, Door of Clubs CEO. “We believe companies need to form immersive connections in the communities and campuses where minority talent is being groomed to address the diversity disparity in the workplace. Student clubs like Alpha Omega Epsilon play host to many of the brightest and most diverse talent about to enter the workforce.”
Diversity CLUBHACKS introduce diverse student groups to hiring companies in the technology industry to learn what employers are looking for in potential hires. Students then partake is friendly coding competitions to assess their own skills and highlight their talents to recruiters. Recruiters and campus relations teams can utilize Diversity CLUBHACKS to build connections with minority groups on campus, while blind testing and prequalifying diverse students for current and future positions. This unearths hidden talent, develops a pipeline of qualified diverse candidates and leaves students with a positive on-campus recruiting experience that they’re likely to share with their friends.
“These events help disprove the pipeline problem. We’re creating an exciting path for hundreds of diverse students to come together, practice their skills and even prove their skills to employers directly...all within 24 hours. In partnering with Door of Clubs, we’re unlocking new opportunities for talented students to connect with businesses more easily,” said Vivek Ravisankar, co-founder & CEO of HackerRank. “Diversity CLUBHACKS is a model to help solve the diversity challenge in tech today.”
“Targeted diversity hiring at universities, specifically that of women, is proven to be one of the best ways to address diversity in the workplace," said Chanel Cristobal from the Asana Recruiting Team. "That said, we have yet to find a way to source, engage, and build relationships with young women in STEM fields across the country. The Diversity CLUBHACKS competition by Door of Clubs and HackerRank provides Asana a really unique opportunity to connect with diverse students across the country—and especially young women at San Jose State—through a fun challenge that helps to eliminate biases altogether."
Who: Door of Clubs, HackerRank, Asana, Symantec and the San Jose State University colony of Alpha Omega Epsilon
What: Diversity CLUBHACKS Competition
Where: In-person at San Jose State University and Online at HackerRank.com
When: In-person on Friday, October 14th from 12-1 p.m PDT. Online competition open from Noon PDT on 10/14/16 - Noon PDT on 10/15/16.
College students of all coding skill levels, genders and minority groups across the U.S. are encouraged to join members of San Jose State University’s Alpha Omega Epsilon colony in this competition by signing-up at: https://www.hackerrank.com/doorofclubswomenintech. Students who participate in-person or remotely opt-in to sending their coding challenge results and contact information to Asana and Symantec. It’s a great way for students to show their skills, land an interview and get a foot in the door to a career in the technology industry!
About Door of Clubs
Door of Clubs is a student club fundraising tool and campus recruiting platform. Its solution enables student clubs to raise money in exchange for relevant career opportunities. Door of Clubs is used by leading companies as a solution to identify and engage diverse and technical student talent. So far this semester, several thousand professional connections have been made on the Door of Clubs platform between companies and some of the 300,000 young women and minority club members that are majoring in STEM fields across the country. For more information, visit http://www.doorofclubs.com.
HackerRank is a platform helps companies find the right developer based on their coding skills. It’s also a community of 1.5+ million developers who practice, compete and find jobs. We're driving a new paradigm shift by eliminating resumes and creating opportunities for hundreds of thousands of programmers worldwide. Over 1,000 companies use HackerRank to build strong engineering teams. For more information visit http://www.hackerrank.com.