The percentage of black and Hispanic employees at tech companies is low and building diverse workplaces remains a challenging issue for several organizations. To tackle this problem, we developed the Diversity Scholars Platform.
What it does
Diversity Scholars attempts to bridge the diversity gap by allowing employers to easily connect with the best students of color. Our platform utilizes an innovative feature called the Scholar Index- an in-house tool that ranks students based on various criteria such as Awards, GPAs, extracurricular involvements, and certifications, etc. Our platform also features an application system that allows us to build a carefully curated cohort of highly talented individuals. Using this platform, employers are able to improve diversity in the workplace while getting the best talent all without expending much effort.
How we built it
We spent the first two days struggling to figure out the Salesforce platform. Eventually, we decided to build a simple prototype for our demo. Our current prototype is a web app built with react and bootstrap.
Challenges we ran into
- Learning the workings of the Lightning platform
Accomplishments that we're proud of
- Our team is mostly inexperienced so the fact that we were able to come up with something that works - and learn a lot too - within a short time is great!
What we learned
- Fast styling of react components using bootstrap
What's next for Diversity Scholars
- Creating a searchable resume database
- Implementing a better Scholar index model by adding more criteria
- Deploying our website on various platforms and testing with our first users.