Netflix, Norfolk State College To Create Digital HBCU Tech Boot Camp

Netflix employees and devColor members at an event held at our Los Gatos office in January.

Me (magician over netflix)

Earlier this year, Netflix made a multi-million dollar commitment to drive social change and racial justice in the black community. CEO Reed Hastings made a massive donation to HBCUs.

This week, the entertainment giant continued its mission, announcing a partnership with Norfolk State University to create a virtual bootcamp for students interested in getting into the tech industry.

The new camp, which was designed for current students and alumni from 2019 to 2020, will start in early 2021. The 16-week program is divided into three program tracks: Java Engineering, UX / UI Design and Data Science.

“At Netflix, we see the power of technology to introduce ourselves to different communities and cultures every day. As we continue to invest in building the best service for our members, we want to invest in the best team to support them, said Kabi Gishuru, director of Netlfix Inclusion Recruiting Programs, in a press release.

"Making room in the industry for all voices will only make it stronger," added Gishuru. "In addition to the boot camp, we are concentrating on filling our own gaps."