For Immediate Release
January 21, 2015
DevPoint Labs Announces Scholarship for Women
Scholarship is aimed at jump-starting students’ web development careers
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—DevPoint Labs, a leading Utah web development bootcamp, announced today they will be offering a women’s scholarship for women interested in pursuing a career in full stack or front end web development.
“There is an overwhelming shortage of women in the computer programming industry,” said Ty Diamse, DevPoint Labs co-founder. “We need more diversity in the workplace to drive original ideas and innovation. This isn’t a boy’s club. I know I’m not the only one tired of seeing all guys at networking events.”
The scholarship will be awarded to one woman from each of DevPoint’s three-month development courses. It will include free tuition, a six month membership to the Church & State co-working space and a three-month paid internship after successful completion of the course.
Church & State is a Salt Lake City-based business incubator. Last year, it received an economic development grant from the Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership, a collaborative partnership between the Department of Workforce Services, Utah System of Higher Education and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).
“It’s exciting to see companies step up to offer opportunities like this for Utah women,” said Kimberly Henrie, deputy director of GOED. “We still have room for improvement when it comes to helping women gain footing in business and industry—especially in the IT sector. But if companies continue to create programs like DevPoint Labs’ scholarship, we can work together to provide more opportunity for everyone. This is a step in the right direction.”
Women interested in the scholarship can apply for admission to DevPoint Labs online and fill out a scholarship application. Both can be completed at www.devpointlabs.com. One applicant per course will be selected by DevPoint Labs for the scholarship.
About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Governor Gary Herbert’s commitment to economic development statewide. Utah’s economic development vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business destination. The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state. GOED accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around targeted industries or “economic clusters” that demonstrate the best potential for development. GOED utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission. For more information please contact: Michael Sullivan, 801-538-8811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About DevPoint Labs
DevPoint Labs is a web development bootcamp that provides a world class technical education and experience at an affordable price. We strive to provide opportunities for students to pivot their careers into Web Development. DevPoint Labs currently offers a full-time web development course focusing on Ruby on Rails and a part-time web development course focusing on front end with more courses on offer soon.
About Church & State
Church & State is a no-strings-attached business incubator and entrepreneur center in Salt Lake City. A place where startups looking for resources and community support can seek refuge from predatory investors and incubators that demand position or percentage in exchange for services. Church & State has invested in clearing 100% of the debt and liability from this project to create a truly transparent and altruistic platform. In doing so, we’ve rewritten the traditional incubator model. Church & State has no lease, no mortgage, no tax liabilities, and no cash burden, so all of our participants—from startups to entrepreneurs—gain free will access to our services. We are creating an open ecosystem for businesses to partake in. When we say our resources come free to the entrepreneur, we mean it. No cash, no debt, no obligations—just the opportunity to make a difference.