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Why CodePath is on a Mission to Bring Diversity into Tech
Episode 217th October 2022 • Craft of Code • Akamai Cloud Computing (formerly Linode)
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Breaking into the tech industry can be hard, especially if you’re from an underrepresented community.

This is something that Nathan Esquenazi, Co-Founder & CTO at CodePath, experienced first-hand once he left college, which led him to start CodePath.

CodePath is a non-profit that brings together employers, students, colleges, and businesses to eliminate the inequities in tech education. The aim is to increase diversity and the representation of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and low-income Computer Science students in top tech careers.

Nathan joins the Craft of Code podcast to discuss his mission for the company, what experiences led him to start CodePath, and what he hopes to achieve in the future. He also explains why he’s a proud Linode user – and has been for the last 16 years.

In this episode, we discussed:

  • Why Nathan and his Co-Founder launched CodePath
  • How Nathan’s college and early career days made him realize there were gaps in tech education
  • What working in startups taught him about inequities in the workplace
  • Nathan explains how CodePath helps students follow career path “archetypes”
  • Why Nathan first started using Linode
  • CodePath’s economic empowerment mission

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