Inland Empire Software Development is a nonprofit dedicated to growing the tech community in the Inland Empire. Our work involves helping community members gain the skills and tools necessary to find employment in the local tech industry. This is accomplished by providing free technical training and opportunities to gain experience through collaboration, networking and knowledge sharing.
In pursuit of our mission, we strive to foster a climate of purposeful inclusion where members can feel safe, valued and given an opportunity to form meaningful connections with each other. Events are designed to educate members about different technologies, open source software and to foster a sense of community. We aim to make our services as accessible as possible for everyone, both financially and logistically.
To improve communities through the power of technology. By helping our members gain employment in the local tech industry, we help reduce brain drain and positively impact the region’s economy. As of the third quarter of 2017, tech employment accounted for only 1.9 percent of all jobs in the Inland Empire, down from 2.5 percent a decade earlier. Tech-driven establishments within the Inland Empire account for less than 2 percent of all businesses. We strongly believe that by nurturing and helping tech communities grow, we will cause a ripple effect that will result in new startups, new jobs, innovation, brain gain, stronger economies and ultimately, stronger communities.