In a world where everyone is digitally connected, interactions between people from different areas of the globe have become a norm. Globalization made it common working in an international mindset, but it seems difficult to connect this with workforce diversity. Diversity within the workplace is a matter of gender, race and ethnicity but also of educational and cultural background.
In recent years it has become evident that the misbalance between open tech positions and available qualified software developers in the USA is not a myth but an uncomfortable reality: According to research conducted with 760 employers across the United States and Canada, 83 percent of all companies reported a shortage of software development professionals, due mostly to the lack of qualified local talent. The numbers for 2020 are even more alarming: IDC research suggests that in 2020, 6 million IT jobs will be available in the US but only 3 million qualified candidates. But how to solve this issue?