Byte Back Wins $360k(again!) at WeWork Global Finals

Byte Back Competed at the Creator Awards Global Finals at Madison Square Garden In March, WeWork saw something special in Byte Back – tech career training that started 20 years ago and brings economic opportunity to hundreds in the DC community today. Byte Back won the biggest prize at WeWork’s DC Creator Awards – $360,000. Since then, the Creator Awards […]

28M Low-Tech Jobs Are Gone: Here’s What We Can Do about It

New Research Shows Increasing Need for Digital Skills on the Job By Chris Miller, Communications & Development Associate When Demika was looking for ways to move her career forward a few years ago, she hit a roadblock. Jobs required tech skills that she didn’t learn growing up – not that long ago many of those […]

Three Things to Know About EPIC Expansion into Prince George’s County

EPIC info session

Earlier this week, Byte Back classes started just as they have hundreds of times before over the 20 years the organization has offered tech training and career services classes in Washington, DC. Except one class was a little different: it wasn’t in DC. 1. First Certification Classes Offered Outside of the District This fall, Byte […]

Young Professionals Join the Fight to Close DC’s Digital Divide

There are more than 200,000 young professionals in the DC area, many of whom are eager to impact their community. They now have a unique opportunity to get involved with one of DC’s most impactful and quickest growing tech organizations.  This summer, Byte Back launched the Next Gen Council (NGC), a volunteer group connecting the 20-year-old tech education nonprofit with DC’s new generation of business and nonprofit leaders. The NGC – made up of 16 young professionals –is enthusiastic, engaged, and eager […]

Arcade to IT: Ismael’s Job Journey

By Anthony Edwards, Program Support Ismael Alvarez has always been a bit of a tinkerer, exposed to computers for most of his life. At one point, he worked in a video arcade and would occasionally troubleshoot arcade games that started to “eat” the customer’s quarters or become inoperable. It was his curiosity about the way […]

How a Stroke Proved His Strength

Charles Grier

By Anthony Edwards, Programs Support Temp There comes a point in everyone’s professional career when they realize the skills they possess may not be enough for them to move forward. For some, this realization is a slow burn. For Charles Grier, this realization was definitive and life-altering. It was a stroke. In his own words, […]

First Steps: Byte Back Director Supports DC Digital Inclusion Bills

By Chris Miller, Communications & Development Associate Washington, DC is increasingly a tech hub, one of the East Coasts’ primary homes for the technology industry’s most innovative minds. Yet for many DC residents, even the most basic access to computers and the internet is not guaranteed. Elizabeth Lindsey, Byte Back executive director, recently testified in […]