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Women Who Tech at Byte Back

Graphics by Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager   In 2016, Byte Back served … Female students come from diverse backgrounds … Women at Byte Back find a path and tools to empower themselves … Byte Back offers opportunity and adds diversity … Support women who tech at Byte Back by volunteering and donating today! Print and share […]

Diversity in Tech – Byte Back Style

By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager It’s reassuring and inspiring to know that so many smart, talented, powerful people in tech sincerely care about making the industry look more like its users. They care about diversity. The crowd at the TechUP Tech Innovation & Inclusion Summit were among these people – and a group we’re proud to […]

Meet Derrick Washington, Byte Back’s ‘People Builder’

Derrick  Shares His Plans as Career Services Manager and ‘People Builder’ By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager Derrick is focused and passionate. With only a few weeks on the job at Byte Back, he clearly articulates his goals in working with students, with alumni, and with employer partners. It’s easy to become excited about the future […]

An Intern Made of Resilience

Meet the Excel Intern: Tahir Ravini By Iyana Turner, Program Associate Tahir Ravini is the picture of resilience. He has struggled, but he has achieved. He will soon add yet another accomplishment – completion of the Byte Back Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Excel course and internship. Tahir was one of just two Excel interns this […]

A Determined Dad

A Daughter, a Determined Dad & a Future in Tech By Yvette Scorse, Communications Associate See an update on Behrooz’s story below. Adults rarely go back to school because they have to. They register, show up, and succeed because they are motivated by something, or someone. In Behrooz Bakhtiary’s case, his motivation is his 7-year-old […]

10 Signs You’re Living on a Small Stipend or Salary

By Anna Mulamba, AmeriCorps Community Engagement Assistant & Computer Literacy Instructor   Serving as an AmeriCorps member is very rewarding in many ways, but it’s also very low-paying. I’m one of nine Byte Back AmeriCorps members feeling the rewards of serving the DC community but also making sacrifices to serve. I’ve learned that for me using humor is […]

Community Chat: Tech Changes Lives

Byte Back participated in a Twitter town hall hosted by the Connect.DC program at the Office of the Chief Technology Officer. Code for Progress and others joined the chat, exploring how tech education is changing lives for people right here in Washington, DC. Follow the conversation below and continue the chat anytime on Twitter with us @ByteBackDC: […]

Is Poverty Something We Can End?

By Yvette Scorse, Communications Associate  Is Poverty Something We Can End? This question and others were raised during the National Conference on Ending Poverty, where Byte Back was represented, among dozens of other organizations serving people in poverty. Over the course of the day-long conference, it was clear that ending poverty wasn’t something to be […]