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Qualcomm Spotlights Exciting Tech Advances at Grace Hopper Event

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Our largest contingent to date descended on the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. This year, over 180 Qualcomm employees, across all levels, joined more than 20,000 attendees at the conference in Orlando, Florida. We raised awareness about our technologies, showcased our inventors working on those technologies, and the great opportunities available at Qualcomm.

PayPal Hosts Kids in Tech Coding Camp

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Every year, PayPal hosts a four-week long coding camp across five campuses in the U.S. that is open to kids of PayPal employees, introducing them to coding in fun and creative ways. This year, with nearly 90 employee volunteers and 190 kid participants across San Jose, Omaha, Scottsdale, Austin and Timonium, it resulted in our most successful program yet.
 

VMware CodeHouse 2017 Inspires Female Coders

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VMware’s Palo Alto campus recently became home to ambitious young female engineers at CodeHouse – a three-day workshop teaching college women to make an impact and tackle technical challenges.

The event, which took place from July 19th – 22nd, aimed to bring to light the issue of diversity in the workplace and spur more women’s interest upon entering the technology field upon graduation.

GM Intensifies Push to Train Young People for Jobs of the Future

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  • GM develops unique approach to identify and solve STEM challenges, develop partnerships and measure social outcomes
  • Goals: More STEM degrees in high-demand areas, more women and underrepresented minorities succeeding in STEM fields, and more teacher training 
Partners with four new nonprofits to increase STEM engagement among students, teachers
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  • GM develops unique approach to identify and solve STEM challenges, develop partnerships and measure social outcomes
  • Goals: More STEM degrees in high-demand areas, more women and underrepresented minorities succeeding in STEM fields, and more teacher training 

Qualcomm’s Susie Armstrong Talks Thinkabit Labs, STEM, and Inspiring the Next Generation

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Since it began, Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ has exposed more than 12,000 students, teachers and parents to hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities and career exploration discussions that will prepare them for 21st-century jobs.

PayPal’s Brandon Tineo on Strong Work Ethic Creating Opportunity

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In his teens, while most of his peers were perfecting their video game skills, Brandon Tineo worked from 4-9 p.m. at his parents’ restaurant. Even with that dedication to the family business, he still killed it in the classroom, making grades that got him into college at Harvard. However, while an undergrad, misfortune visited the Tineo clan -- the family lost both their restaurant and their home.
 

How I Became a Techie: Michael Sapos

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“The thing I’m most proud of is how we’ve helped veterans through hiring and training. I think it’s one of Qualcomm’s best achievements.” — Michael Sapos

Qualcomm Cultivates Interest in STEM Education

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Science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known collectively as STEM, are essential for inventions that we bring to life. It’s easy to imagine that technology will always get better, faster and cheaper – but without disruptors, scientists and engineers, our culture of creative innovation would not exist. We must lead the next generation of great thinkers and inventors by showing them the possibilities that lay before them in areas such as robotics, connected cars, IoT and 5G. Our STEM education efforts are helping to do just that and more.

Tech for Good and for Women

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“When you’re in a movement, you don't hold your finger to the wind,” Gloria Steinem told the rapt audience. “You become the wind.” Or, put another way, “If you feel you’re pushing a rock uphill, throw it.”

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