• Kapor Center for Social Innovation (map)
  • 2148 Broadway
  • Oakland, CA, 94612
  • United States

Please join the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and the The East Bay College Fund for a tech industry education and workforce briefing on April 5th, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kapor Center for Social Impact, 2148 Broadway in Oakland.

Come hear our guests discuss local initiatives addressing the development of a more robust and inclusive IT and computer science workforce pipeline for the region, and how industry leaders are participating to insure their organizations have the talent to innovate and to grow.

Moderated by Barrie Hathaway, Director of the East Bay ICT Partnership.

A reception will follow where attendees can network with speakers and their peers. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Engineers, Workforce Planners, Recruiters, Operations Managers, Senior Executives, and all Industry Representatives with their eyes on the challenges of developing the future workforce are urged to attend.


  • David Gruber, principal of Growth Sector LLC talking about an innovative and promising community college initiative to accelerate fundamental math education tied to computer science and engineering degree attainment.


  • Courtney Brown, CIS Department Chair at Merritt College discussing plans for the Associate of Science Degree in Computer Science and offerings in the Cyber Security program at the College. He will also provide background on the collaboration with the Oakland Unified School District to build pathways from Oakland high schools to the Merritt programs.


  • Tim Ahern, Talent Acquisition and Recruiting Leader, Workday, and Co-Chair of the East Bay Information and Communication Technology Partnership talking about the Partnership’s efforts to bring a common industry perspective to regional talent development, and share the reasons for his commitment.


  • Matthew Hulse, Director of Mentoring and Career Development for the East Bay College Fund speaking about an exciting opportunity to significantly increase scholarship funding for area students pursuing IT and computer science education.


Please RSVP to Mark Butler of the Oakland Chamber at mbutler@oaklandchamber.com.