What we're about

Pursuit is an NYC-based social impact organization that trains adults to learn the important tech and professional skills needed to succeed in the tech industry. By connecting talent with opportunity, Pursuit empowers graduates to bring change to their families, tech companies, and communities across the nation.

We aim to build a diverse and inclusive cohort that represent the demographics of NYC:

70% are Black or Latinx
60% do not have Bachelors Degrees
50% identify as female
50% receive some sort of public benefits
40% are immigrants

Our fellows get jobs at companies like Spotify, Twitter, Kickstarter, Linked In, and Oscar after they complete our 12-month intensive program.

Pursuit Queens Tech Meetup (QTM) is a gathering of tech enthusiasts who come together from around the greater NYC area to foster a vibrant tech community through participation, interaction, and experimentation.

Past Presenters include: Nicole Hamilton (http://www.tactilefinance.com/who-we-are), Greg Pass (http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/May12/nycPass.html), Dean Dan Huttenlocher (http://cornellsun.com/section/news/content/2012/02/17/huttenlocher-named-dean-tech-campus), Alexis Ohanian (http://alexisohanian.com/), Charlie O'Donnell (http://www.thisisgoingtobebig.com/), Amol Sarva (http://www.amolsarva.com), Songza (http://songza.com/), Shapeways (http://www.shapeways.com/), Skillshare (http://www.skillshare.com), OKFocus (http://www.okfoc.us), Aereo (http://www.aereo.com), Storybox (http://www.storybox.it), Rukkus (http://www.rukkus.com), Hubbl (http://hubblapp.com/), Skift (http://skift.com/), See.Me (http://www.see.me/), Smart Vision Labs (https://smartvisionlabs.com/), Jewelbots (http://jewelbots.com), Nestie (http://nestie.co), and Walc.me (http://walc.me).

For more information, go to http://www.pursuit.org .

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How to Break Into Tech: Learn to Code with Pursuit

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C4Q Labs Open Access

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Queens Hardware Meetup

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