This week Yodle welcomed some very special visitors to our headquarters in NYC. Fifteen high school students from Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy came to experience a snap-shot from the career path and daily life of Yodle Engineers. The students are participants with Code/Interactive (C/I), a nonprofit that teaches computer science and coding to low-income high school students and aims to inspire the next generation of diverse tech leaders.
The students began their visit with a grand tour of the Yodle office where they explored our work spaces, sampled the snacks in the kitchen and chatted with our CEO, Court Cunningham.
Then they had the opportunity to listen to a panel of engineers, product managers and interaction designers discuss why they chose a career in tech, how to get started on the road to a tech career and learned more about the average (or mostly not-so-average) day-in-the-life of a Yodle team member. The curious C/I crew had the chance to ask the team anything on their minds.
We then broke up into small groups where each engineer showed the students their work stations and current projects — the students really had the chance to further picture themselves in tech roles and working for a company like Yodle.
Thank you to C/I for bringing your amazing students to visit Yodle. We hope to collaborate more with you in the future.