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New Crowdfunding Platform Helps Latinos in Tech Careers

Frustration towards the lack of diversity in the technology sector prompted Gregorio Rojas to start a developer training program that seeks to increase the number of women and minorities in the field.

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Adriana Maestas is a Southern California based writer. Her work has appeared in various print and digital publications. She's particularly interested in social movements. You can follow her on Twitter @AdrianaMaestas
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