Agustina and Santiago: Connecting people with job opportunities using Tu Video CV Online

Agustina and Santiago: Connecting people with job opportunities using Tu Video CV Online

In today’s technology-driven world, it is increasingly common for people to find and access job opportunities through digital platforms like LinkedIn. In many ways, this is beneficial and helps both employers and potential hires to find one another efficiently. But where does that leave people who have little access to digital platforms, or who don’t have the training to use them? For many, especially those living in low-income neighborhoods, access and information isn’t the only challenge. Through their work in Argentina, Agustina Jait and Santiago (Santi) Figueroa found that many people are often discriminated against on paper because of details on their resume (their home address, for example). In creating Tu Video CV Online, Agustina and Santi are working to remove these barriers and improve access to jobs.

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Rodrigo Dearmas: Introducing Computer Science to School Children with UYRobot

Rodrigo Dearmas: Introducing Computer Science to School Children with UYRobot

Rodrigo Dearmas is the co-founder of UYRobot, a Uruguay-based organization that uses open source robots and free software to provide elementary school education in robotics and computer science. Having spun-off from a university-level program, UYRobot’s aim is to make learning opportunities in robotics as inexpensive and accessible as possible, piquing interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) from an early age. By bringing robots and software into the classroom, children aged ten and older learn to code and gain a hands-on appreciation for the world of technology.

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