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Bixel Exchange looks at impacts of immigration reform on tech sector
On May 9, L.A. Community College District Board Trustee Mike Eng joined the Chamber's Innovation & Technology Council and Bixel Exchange to moderate a discussion on immigration and tech between John Nahm of Strong Ventures and Howard Shapiro of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp. The discussion focused on President Trump's recent executive order on H-1B visas and how that will affect the technology and innovation sector. "We're going to see emerging technology companies moving out of America if we don't allow bright talent to come to the U.S.," said Nahm. Learn more about the Chamber’s Innovation & Technology Council.
L.A. Community College students tour Google campus
Last week, students from L.A. Community College's ICAPs Coding Boot Camp were given a tour of Google’s Venice campus. After being inspired by Google’s collaborative work spaces, unique coffee and tea bars and hanging pods, students participated in a Q&A session with two of Google’s engineers. They provided insights on the day-to-day work experience and innovative projects at Google, and gave students career and interview advice. Following the tour and Q&A session, students expressed that the time spent with the Google team helped alleviate some of their skillset/capabilities insecurities, and that the day was a highlight of their careers!
Are you a tech company looking for a summer intern?
Bixel Exchange, in partnership with Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Mayor’s Tech Council, is placing 100 diverse young adult interns at L.A. tech companies as part of the Mayor’s HIRE-LA Youth Summer Program and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s L.A. Talent Challenge. #FundAFuture by hosting at least one intern this summer! Learn more.
Don’t have an internship, but still want to help?
We will have more than 250 students at the L.A. Area Chamber, and need help to interview and recommend students for a variety of internship positions. We’ve created a Doodle link for anyone interested in volunteering as an interviewer to include your contact information and availability. All industry backgrounds are welcome as students will be interviewing for positions in everything from IT to design to digital marketing to operations. Each interview should last 20 minutes and we will provide the interview questions and the rubric.
TEALS + You: Teach high school computer science and keep your day job
Today, most high schools in the U.S. still don’t offer rigorous computer science courses. Join a community of hundreds of engineers volunteering to solve the computer science shortage together! TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools), sponsored by Microsoft Philanthropies, helps high schools build and grow a computer science program by pairing classroom teachers with engineers and industry computer science volunteers. Learn more.
Webinar: Server 101 - How to know when your business needs a server
Whether your small business already owns a server or not, this 45-minute webcast will give you good working knowledge about how a modern network server can benefit your business. This webinar touches on: protecting your data from a wide variety of disaster scenarios and recovering from a disaster within minutes; virtualization and how to maximize your IT investment; and business opportunities by enabling secure access to key applications and data from anywhere. Register now.
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