Addressing the Engineering Skill Gap and Building a Representative Workforce

Addressing the Engineering Skill Gap and Building a Representative Workforce

Tuesday, September 21st
@ 1:00 - 2:30 PM PT

Tuesday, September 21st
@ 1:00 - 2:30 PM PT

A virtual wine tasting event and discussion for senior engineering leaders on sourcing diverse early talent.

Moderator

Dan Kador

Handshake

Director of Engineering


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Panelists

Vineet Arora

Optum

Director of Software Engineering


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Kaion Smith

United States Air Force

Systems Engineer Integration and Test Lead

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Garima Sharma

Microsoft

Senior Director, Data Analytics Engineering


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About the Program

Don’t miss the chance to attend our invite-only virtual event! Participants will enjoy:

  • Networking with fellow software engineering leaders
  • Live Q&A with our moderated panel on sustainable, diverse engineering hiring
  • A wine tasting featuring three of Caymus Vineyards’s finest bottles

 

Agenda

1:00 PM     

1:05 PM   

1:15 PM     

1:50 PM    

2:00 PM       

2:10 PM

1:00 PM   

Attendees Enter Virtual Event & Welcome Remarks

1:05 PM   

First Wine Tasting

1:15 PM     

Panel Discussion

1:50 PM    

Audience Q&A

2:00 PM       

Video Networking in Breakout Rooms

2:10 PM

Second and Third Wine Tasting

Attendees Enter Virtual Event & Welcome Remarks

First Wine Tasting

Panel Discussion

Audience Q&A

Video Networking in Breakout Rooms

Second and Third Wine Tasting

Event Details

Date

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Time

1:00 – 2:30 PM PT

Attendee Profile

Select group of software engineering leaders

About the Content

In today’s labor market, a mere 4.4% of undergraduates are being awarded degrees in engineering, only 19% of software developers are women, and only 6% are Black [1] [2]. Lesser-known organizations are struggling to grow diversely while competing with Big Tech that offers better brand recognition, perks, and pay.

By shifting the focus to early engineering talent, software engineering leaders can confidently source diverse, skilled new employees without compromising on their hiring goals. Organizations who expand their search to include early engineering talent have access to nearly 200,000 recent grads with engineering degrees and untapped alternative learning programs, allowing them to gain a leg up over the competition.

On September 21st, our panelists will share strategies for building relationships with underrepresented groups of engineers and standing out from the competition with Big Tech.

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Discussion Topics

  • Sharing recruiting and hiring success in the fierce competition for young engineers
  • Defining the benefits of building diverse teams with early talent instead of only targeting more experienced candidates
  • Hitting engineering hiring targets by attracting Gen Z to your brand
  • Using nontraditional sourcing avenues for new engineering hires
  • Leveraging virtual recruiting strategies to access underrepresented groups
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About the Wine

Located in Rutherford, Napa Valley, Caymus Vineyards was founded over 45 years by Chuck Wagner, along with his parents, Charlie and Lorna Wagner. The Wagners come from a long line of grape growers and winemakers, with a history in Napa Valley dating back to the 1850s. Through the years, they have embraced a hands-on work ethic and are constantly seeking to make the best wines.

Whether it’s venturing to different regions to find diverse sources of top-quality grapes or experimenting with new farming techniques, the result is a pairing of tradition with innovation, a respect for the old with the promise of the new. Chuck Wagner continues to make world-renowned wine under the Caymus label from Napa Valley.

Located in Rutherford, Napa Valley, Caymus Vineyards was founded over 45 years by Chuck Wagner, along with his parents, Charlie and Lorna Wagner. The Wagners come from a long line of grape growers and winemakers, with a history in Napa Valley dating back to the 1850s. Through the years, they have embraced a hands-on work ethic and are constantly seeking to make the best wines.

Whether it’s venturing to different regions to find diverse sources of top-quality grapes or experimenting with new farming techniques, the result is a pairing of tradition with innovation, a respect for the old with the promise of the new. Chuck Wagner continues to make world-renowned wine under the Caymus label from Napa Valley.

Partner

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Handshake is the largest early career network, helping millions of students from all backgrounds get hired and launch their careers with no connections, experience, or luck required. The Handshake community includes 18 million students and young alumni from 1,200 educational institutions including four-year colleges, community colleges, and boot camps, including 200+ minority-serving institutions. Its platform connects up-and-coming talent across all 50 states with 550,000+ employers recruiting on Handshake – from every Fortune 500 company to thousands of small businesses, nonprofits, startups, and more. Handshake is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Denver and London, UK. To learn more, visit www.joinhandshake.com.

Organizer

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Business Development Institute (BDI) is an award-winning event marketing agency specializing in producing invitation-only, thought leadership driven, custom events on the most impactful topics. BDI’s programs create an interactive peer learning experience while providing a rare networking opportunity for like-minded leaders over a fine lunch.

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