This summer, Wayfair hosted its first ever Community Coding Day. Through a partnership with three summer camp programs serving communities in the Greater Boston area, we welcomed 120 middle school students into our offices and led them through a day of engaging computer science activities. Our goal for the day was to inspire students from underrepresented groups to get involved in STEM, software engineering in particular, as well as provide a direct experience of being welcomed in our field. It also gave our participating employees and interns an opportunity to give back to the larger Boston community in a meaningful way, addressing the discrepancies that we see in the tech industry.
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