ColorStack’s Annual Summit Positions the Next Generation Black and Latinx Computer Science Students at the Forefront of the Tech Industry
Date: Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 - Friday, August 19th, 2022
Time: (W)11:45pm EST - 4pm EST, (Th-F) 11:45pm EST - 6pm EST
Location: Hosted virtually on the Hopin platform
ColorStack will host its annual Stacked Up Summit from August 17th to August 19th. Over three days, students will attend a series of talks, panels, and networking events with professionals and recruiters from top companies like Meta, Netflix, and LinkedIn (full list of summit partners below). The goal of the summit is to equip Black and Latinx computer science students with the tools they need to pursue careers in tech.
The Stacked Up Summit is unique in that it is the only event of its kind that specifically caters toward Black and Latinx computer science students. It will include panels in which Black and Latinx professionals share their advice and experience and events that put students in direct contact with recruiters. Additionally, all Stacked Up Summit attendees will be eligible for a free year of AlgoExpert’s interview prep services among other perks worth over $10,000. Students who attend will also get to know one another and build networks that will follow them after the event.
At the age of 21, CEO Jehron Petty founded ColorStack to address the lack of representation and community he felt as a Black computer science major at Cornell and as an intern at Two Sigma and Google. The nonprofit is committed to increasing the number of Black and Latinx computer science graduates who go on to attain fulfilling careers in the tech industry. In pursuit of this mission and with a strong focus on community, ColorStack provides academic support and facilitates career development opportunities for almost 2,000 underrepresented students from over 500 schools. It does this via community oriented Slack channels, strong partnerships with over 40 of the world’s top tech companies, and events like the annual Stacked Up Summit.
Partners for this event: Meta, LinkedIn, Jane Street, Go Daddy, Mastercard, Ebay, Figma, Wells Fargo, Squarespace, Datadog, Redfin, Duolingo, Newfront, Bill.com, Gem, Pendo, Gusto, CrowdStrike, Cockroach Labs, Robinhood, Samsung, NVIDIA, Deepgram, Smartsheet, Humane