For the first time since expanding to New York in 2008, Facebook will have a contingent in the city’s famed Pride March this Sunday.
“There will be 100 or 150 employees, as well as interns, family and friends joining us,” Facebook engineering manager Matt Bush told Betabeat. “We all plan on walking… We hope everyone dresses in really festive outfits.”
Though they’ve participated in Pride marches in other cities, like San Francisco, for years, this is the first time Facebook will march in the NYC parade. The idea was mainly employee-generated, Mr. Bush said.
CHANGE *THIS* RATIO LADY
Tech has a serious diversity problem — so General Assembly (GA), the New York City private vocational school for programming and engineering, is now opening an “Opportunity Fund” to give scholarships to women, veterans, African-Americans and Latinos.
The first contributors to the fund are Google, Microsoft, Hirepurpose and Nas. Read More
Would it surprise you to learn that some of the largest companies in Silicon Valley and technology at large are disproportionately Caucasion? What about so diversity lacking it makes your average investment bank look like a Sesame Street? What about so goddamn white they’re working to cover it up? Well then! Do we have news for you: