28% of DBC students identified as women, trans or non-binary. By contrast, only 19% of tech teams at the world's top tech companies identified as women, and people who identify outside of the gender binary aren't usually counted at all.
22% of DBC students identified as members of racial/ethnic communities underrepresented in tech.
Only 10% of employees in tech teams at some of the world’s top tech companies come from underrepresented communities.
From the start of 2016 to the end of the year, DBC students identifying as members of racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in tech grew from 19% to 31%.
DBC data: Dev Bootcamp student enrollment data, total year 2016. // Tech Industry: Data collected from most recent, published diversity reports from Apple, Cisco, Facebook, Google, PayPal, Twitter, and Uber.
The Dev Bootcamp Code of Conduct summarizes our values and provides the model for how our staff, students and guests interact with each other in our physical and online spaces.
Our Engineering Empathy seminars help Dev Bootcamp students thrive in a diverse work environment. By understanding how to become an ally, students can co-create an inclusive culture at Dev Bootcamp and in the tech community at large.
We’re committed to identifying and mitigating unconscious bias in our teaching practices and work policies to ensure everyone enjoys a positive and successful experience at Dev Bootcamp.
Diversity and inclusion is easy to talk about and difficult to accomplish. As we listen to different perspectives and take new backgrounds into account, we change how we work, interact, and teach. We prioritize supporting underrepresented groups over maintaining our routines.
My Dev Bootcamp experience is defined by community. I worked every day with highly-motivated learners and mentors that I quickly came to consider friends. Every day, I added several new programming and development concepts to my toolbox. I expected to I'd learn to program, but I was surprised how much I grew my skills in cutting through a jungle of unknowns and in being a great teammate.
— Derrick C.
The Facebook F8 scholarship and Dev Bootcamp have given me the opportunity to explore the beauty of tech and the amazing things that you can create with code. If it weren't for the scholarship and DBC, I would not be working for NBCUniversal as a software engineer and my dream of being a software developer would be [no] more than a dream. [As] a first-generation college student, it's programs like these that give hope to many that anyone can learn code
— Arlene P.
For so long I was plagued by imposter syndrome since I didn't have a CS degree. Dev Bootcamp helped me let that go permanently … I'm good at what I do, I know what I want, and I'm done doubting myself.
— Teresa M.
Since day one, Dev Bootcamp has forged partnerships with community organizations who share our focus on diversity and inclusion.
To date, DBC and its partners have committed over $2 million in scholarships.
We also partner actively with groups who promote a more diverse tech workforce.