A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has expressed interest and applied to be a Humans of IT Community Ambassador. We are truly so humbled by the overwhelming support and enthusiasm we've seen in this community by real-life Humans of IT who are passionate about doing good and spreading kindness in tech.
After careful evaluation of all applications, we're thrilled to announce our inaugural batch of Humans of IT Community Ambassadors for FY21! Please join us in a round of (virtual) applause for these amazing individuals who will be advocating for Humans of IT around the world (literally!) and furthering our mission to make the tech industry a welcoming and inclusive place for all - no matter your background or experience in tech:
This year, we are also thrilled to be partnering with FIVE Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) including Dillard University, Xavier University, Southern University - Baton Rouge, Southern University - New Orleans and Grambling State University to support budding technologists in these schools! Our Humans of IT Community Ambassadors will be actively involved in mentoring Humans of IT student ambassadors (soon to be announced!) from these schools, with full support from the universities' Computer Science faculty and deans. They will also get the opportunity to do larger scale, 1:many mentoring sessions with future technologists in the Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador program to help them develop their career paths in tech and dive into tech for good projects.
If you live in or near a region where our Community Ambassadors are located, we strongly encourage you to reach out to them with ideas and initiatives on how to leverage #TechforGood. Together, we can achieve incredible things all around the world.
We can't wait to see all the positive social impact we can create with YOU in FY21!