Code/Interactive students from Thomas A. Edison CTE High School and Manhattan Science High School visited BuzzFeed to learn about more about careers in the NYC tech industry. Students kicked off the visit by touring the office with software engineer Fred Diego. During the tour, Amanda, 15, commented: “What I learned at BuzzFeed is that so much hard work goes into every final product. What we as viewers see is just the tip of the iceberg.”
After a much needed snack break, students participated in a panel discussion with software engineers and designers who spoke about their individual pathways into tech and BuzzFeed as well of the vital role students of color can and should play in the workplace when they choose to study computer science in college. After the panel, Aliyah, 15, reflected: “My experience at BuzzFeed was extremely exciting, and I am glad I had the opportunity to go. While there I was able to see the things that go into creating content for BuzzFeed. Such as the coding and seeing how well an app or story is trending or performing. This will definitely benefit me in the future.” Thank you BuzzFeed panelists for leading such an in-depth conversation about the importance of diversity in tech and showing our students just how they hustle everyday!
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