Author: Byte Back

Danny’s Story: Serving the Community with Avodah and Byte Back

Danny Brown, Avodah DC Jewish Service Corps member and Byte Back Digital Literacy Instructor, was looking for a way to make a difference after college. This year, he found a way to combine his passion for service, social justice, and equity here at Byte Back. He has taught hundreds of students in PC for Beginners […]

NEWS: Half a Million Dollars for Tech Within Reach

Byte Back Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund  $500,000 investment in core operating support will enable Byte Back to help low-tech communities gain digital skills and enter into living-wage careers in technology. WASHINGTON, DC – The Citi Foundation announced that Byte Back was selected as the recipient of a $500,000 grant as part […]

Black and Hispanic Underrepresentation Plagues Tech, Even in DC

It’s no secret that the tech industry has an inclusivity and diversity problem. If you picture a tech workplace, you might think of a male-dominated startup boardroom or a programmer-packed open-plan office with few-to-no people of color. New analysis of recent Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program research adds detail and data to that picture. Black people and Hispanics remain significantly underrepresented in tech jobs. Despite the District’s focus on inclusion and diversity, our city hasn’t been immune to this trend. In nearly every region studied, Black and […]

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 […]