Tech’s biggest titans are calling for more talent to enter the pipeline at this moment. This session will explore skills-based hiring, an initiative to increase diversity in tech. General Assembly Chicago Regional Director Jonny Vu will discuss the hiring method, which ensures people of color and low-income background are offered equal opportunity. Using data, skills-based hiring identifies job candidates who can succeed, without regard to signals like college ranking or social network. Jonny will also discuss the dysfunctional barriers within the current workplace and how skills-based hiring can provide for a more diverse industry, with less turnover and happier people.