Diversity Articles

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    REACH Pilot Results in 80% Conversion: Making Strides in Cultivating Talent from Non-traditional Backgrounds

    October 26, 2017

    Our REACH program is designed to give highly determined individuals with strong technical skills the opportunity to gain on-the-job experience they need to become full-time software engineers. It also helps us hire more talent to join our engineering team. I’m thrilled to report, now that our first REACH cohort has finished, the program is a success on both...

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    Preparing to Celebrate Women in Tech at GHC ’17

    September 26, 2017

    I’ve been in the technology industry for 17 years and consider my attendance at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing as one of the most powerful experiences of my career—and one of the most fulfilling. I’m looking forward to experiencing the celebration again this year with an amazing group of engineers from LinkedIn. It’s also a moment to reflect...

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    An Update on the REACH Program

    August 24, 2017

    Co-authors: Shalini Agarwal, Joel Young, Ali Mohamed, and Yi Shen   Earlier this year, we kicked off our inaugural REACH program, which brings in software engineers from non-traditional tech backgrounds to apprentice at LinkedIn for six months. Our goal is to provide an entryway into a full-fledged engineering job for talented people that might otherwise be...

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    REACH Opens the Door to New Tech Talent

    April 25, 2017

    For many years, we in the tech industry have faced persistent challenges to meet our demand for software engineering talent. One hard...

  • Must Reads from our Publishing Platform: Open Sourcing,...

    July 2, 2015

    The beauty of the LinkedIn Publishing Platform is that it gives professionals a way to share their opinions about topical professional...