Author: Byte Back

Five Students Attend Their First Tech Conference

Five Byte Back students attended their first ever tech conference. ASAE sponsored the students, featured them, and paired them with mentors at the recent ASAE Technology Conference & Expo. ASAE also gave Byte Back the opportunity to showcase our services and work in the community by donating a booth to us. This was an amazing […]

Meet Our AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps volunteers form the core of Byte Back’s computer literacy instructors. They make it possible for Byte Back to reach hundreds of people each year with digital literacy education. These three AmeriCorps members will be with us during the 2016-17 year teaching PC for Beginners and Office Track courses. We are so proud to have […]

Byte Back Highlights Diversity with State Tech Leaders

Byte Back was pleased to be the featured charity partner at the National Association of State Tech Directors (NASTD) Annual Conference. Elizabeth Lindsey, executive director, spoke August 22 to a group of a couple hundred people who gathered in Washington, DC from around the country. She urged the group, most of whom work in state […]

Byte Back to Use Insights from APT Data Dive to Drive Student Success

APT and Byte Back Announce Findings from Recent Data Dive Partnership Byte Back has received incredible insight from data to help us better serve students, thanks to Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) and its more than 40 employees who worked over a 24-hour period in a hackathon-style data dive. Members of the APT team donated their […]

Breakfast Bytes: Supporting Tech Within Reach (Photo Album)

THANK YOU to our donors, partners, students, volunteers, board, staff, and other supporters for making Breakfast Bytes 2016 a celebration of putting tech within reach. With your help, we can continue to transform the lives of more than 900 students in the Washington, DC every year. If you missed the event, please consider investing in the success […]

Climbing High: A Day as a Byte Back Student

Guest blogger and student Adebayo describes his day’s journey, which starts with challenges and ends with motivation. By Adebayo Olusada, Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel Student & Intern “One of the best opportunities to restart or polish your career in IT is right here in DC, and we as students embrace this great chance.” These […]

6 Facts You Should Know about Your Human Rights in DC

Bock Szymkowicz, career development specialist, recently earned his certificate as a Human Rights Liaison from the DC Office of Human Rights (OHR). Bock is now a human rights resource to the Byte Back community, happy to help students by explaining how OHR works and or by assisting in filling out a complaint form, when necessary. Discrimination […]

5 Quotes That Will Make You Want to End the Digital Divide Now

The digital divide refers to the gap between those who have access to technology (including computers and Internet) and those who don’t. Economic and social inequality limit digital equality. In the United States, race, income, age, and level of education compared to levels of Internet adoption prove that this divide exists. 1. “The Internet is […]

8 Steps to Get You Well Connected on LinkedIn

By Kushaan Shah, Founding Executive Director of Social Rise Have you ever used the Internet to find information about a stranger? Ever judged people on their social media profiles? Have you Googled yourself? You’re not alone. Most employers are doing this every day to filter job candidates. In a recent survey, 93 percent of recruiters admitted […]

New Executive Director Elizabeth Lindsey to Lead Byte Back

Digital Divide Nonprofit to Benefit from Workforce Development Leadership Byte Back, a highly recognized nonprofit that bridges the digital divide in the nation’s capital, is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Lindsey, a nonprofit leader and management expert, will start as Executive Director on September 8. Byte Back has provided access to technology, computer skills,and career preparation to […]