Washington, DC – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and Infosys Foundation USA will partner to host two LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track) Coder Summits (LCS) in Phoenix, AZ and Richardson, TX, in the winter of 2019 and spring of 2020.
“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is honored to partner with Infosys Foundation USA, who continue to demonstrate their commitment increasing and providing access to high quality computer science education and coding skills in America to all students including under-represented communities,” said Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “Coder Summits are for actual coders and the next step to the work we do with Infosys Foundation USA in introducing Latino youth to coding. We share a vision to move our community and America forward through tech.”
The LCS as part of the CSL initiative includes the development and mobilization of a network of Latino software engineers ready to introduce computer programming to under-represented students across the country. Over the last 5 years, HHF LOFTech programs have demonstrated that the Latino community provides a value proposition to the United States by bringing together developers from across the nation, both students and professionals to celebrate Latino culture, innovation and passion for computer programming.
“LOFT Coder Summits are a great way to demystify computer science, celebrate the Latino culture and spark interest in coders to engage in computer programming,” said Kate Maloney, Executive Director, Infosys Foundation USA. “We’re thrilled to partner with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to bring LOFT Coder Summits to Arizona and Texas to engage Latino students and young professionals in CS.”
Any computer science students or full-time developers, coders, and hackers are welcome to join us.
About Infosys Foundation USA
Infosys Foundation USA was established in 2015 with the mission of expanding computer science (CS) and maker education to K-12 students and teachers across the United States, with a specific focus on increasing access to underrepresented communities. The Foundation achieves impact through delivering professional development programs for teachers, partnering with leading nonprofits, and delivering innovative media campaigns that raise awareness about the Foundation’s commitment to bridging the digital divide. To date across all 50 states, the Foundation has reached approximately 14k teachers, 4 million students, and 22k schools.
About Hispanic Heritage Foundation
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is a national nonprofit which inspires, prepares, positions and connects minority leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. Through HHF’s Code as a Second Language initiative, tens of thousands of Latino students across the nation, K-12, are introduce and taught to code. Once they are initiated, they are connected to each other, to mentors, and to the award-winning LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track) program for further development, connectivity and placement into the workforce (Visit www.HispanicHeritage.org) Follow HHF on Facebook and Twitter.