Author: Byte Back

This Is What Community Looks Like

Working together and giving back – that’s what makes the difference in success. Recently, several CompTIA A+ alumni returned to Byte Back. They weren’t looking for recognition or services for themselves but to give back. As our current students prepare for the two challenging A+ certification exams, our alumni found they could be of use. […]

When Women Have a Chance in Tech …

By Elizabeth Lindsey, Executive Director Only 25 percent of the computing workforce in the US is women. For women of color, this drops drastically, with just 3 percent of the workforce made up of African American women and 1 percent Latina women. 1 March 8 is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate progress, […]

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 […]