DATA SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Seattle Grouponer Wil Alvarez tells us more about this exciting event.
“It is the perfect scenario for us to build a great community around Groupon. Giving back and helping others to learn can mean a huge impact on other people’s lives. It is also a space that lives by the values of respect, integrity, and inclusion because it’s focused on providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. It’s a safe place where everyone should feel welcome.”
It also gave the mentors valuable professional development experience. “Organizing an event like the NodeSchool helps me build my leadership skills and boost a stronger sense of community around my team members. Hopefully, this is something I can use not only in my team but in the whole office.”
Wil sees this as not only a way to give back while developing his leadership skills, he also sees this as one of the first events for his Groupon group the Seattle Culture Club. Their mission is to support all the activities that make Groupon a better place to work.