At HackerRank, we’re committed to supporting the rights and interests of people of color and underrepresented groups. Part of our ethos has been to level the playing field for individuals while promoting diversity in hiring by basing hiring decisions on skills over pedigree.
We’ve taken some time as a company to reflect on what’s happening in our country and around the world, and how we can make an impact in our communities of color and in our industry. We have pledged to match employee contributions up to $10,000 to benefit Black Girls Code, an organization dedicated to introducing programming and technology to a new generation of coders, coders who will become builders of technological innovation and of their own futures. We’re also expanding HackerRank Mentors, a group within our organization, that will work with underrepresented groups to help teach coding skills and encourage young people and students of color to pursue careers in programming.
We will also be highlighting organizations that are working tirelessly to ensure opportunity, fairness and equity among and for their members through a new social program, HackerRank Heroes in Tech. Each day, we’ll be posting about an organization or individuals that share our long-standing beliefs and values in order to educate, promote and highlight their contributions to societal change and to fighting racial injustice.
We are deeply committed to furthering opportunities for Black people, including taking steps to identify potential biases and to reduce the propagation of hiring preferences around race, nationality, gender, and ethnicity.
Black lives matter.