If you have been following the activity in NYC, you have a sense of the grassroots movement of fixing the problem of the lack of tech talent in the city but also globally.
The NYC community continues to impress me on how it has taken challenges head on and does its best to address them. Similar to other active startup communities, there is a lack of quality engineering talent in NYC.
The following NYC based organizations are DOING something to fix this problem, many of them are focused globally, not just NYC.
General Assembly – a global network of campuses for technology, business and design.
Girls Who Code – a new organization working to educate, inspire and equip 13- to 17-year-old girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in technology and engineering.
Codecademy – the easiest way to learn to code. It’s interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends.
Flatiron School – school for passionate people who want to love what they do. Students learn how to build awesome things with code.
SkillShare – a community marketplace for classes
Turing Fellows – matches top computer science students with outstanding summer internships at leading NYC Startups
hackNY – aims to federate the next generation of hackers for the New York innovation economy
Cornell / Technion Campus – educate the next generation of leaders who will advance technology, generate cutting-edge research that addresses critical issues
Academy For Software Education – a high school that provides innovative software engineering and computer science skills and knowledge
Enstitute – 2 year apprenticeship program for people who want to get into the startup sector
Startup Institue – an eight week program to train and place professionals in the startup sector
I genuinely believe that within the next five years, NYC can leapfrog both the Bay Area and Boston when it comes to having the best software engineers.