CHARLOTTE – National code school Tech Talent South is hosting a three-day online summit covering global tech trends, innovation, talent and culture.

The Proximity digital conference, held April 14-16 on the Zoom platform, features a series of panels discussing topics like pandemic planning, health, Big Data, social innovation, diversity and inclusion, building a remote workforce, talent acquisition, cybersecurity and intellectual property.

The speaker lineup includes founders, CEOs and executives from prominent companies including Equifax, Red Hat, Oracle, EY, Southern Company Gas and Tresata, as well as Novant Health, Louisiana’s Ochsner Health System, the City of New Orleans and Carolina Women in Tech.

Tech Talent South is headquartered in Charlotte but has locations in 12 cities around the U.S., including Raleigh, Greensboro, Asheville and Wilmington. In addition to running a range of both part-time and full-time code immersion programs, Tech Talent South hosts regular networking events, panels and seminars across all of its locations. Those meetups have now moved online amid the COVID-19  pandemic, as have many other tech community events since mid-March.

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Organizers are expecting over 1,000 attendees to dial in to the Proximity conference from across the county.

Mary Lachapelle, Tech Talent South’s director of partnerships and events, says the overall goal of the event is to create a digital space to bring the community together in the midst of social distancing.

Lachapelle adds, “Tech Talent South has also pivoted to support our community in this season of social distancing by moving all of our technical training programs from our physical classrooms to digital learning environments.”

Tech Talent South’s new online Graduate Accelerator Program teaches recent college graduates to code for free, then placing them in jobs with Fortune 500 hiring partners. The organization will also be kicking off several virtual courses over the next six weeks, covering data science, full-stack web development and Javascript app development, among other topics. All corporate training programs have been moved to remote learning platforms.

Readers interested in tuning into the Proximity summit can register for free on Zoom here.