AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BuildFax, a leading provider of property history and condition data for the largest lenders, insurers and real estate companies, announced today its partnership with Austin-based Code2College, a nonprofit whose mission is to dramatically increase the number of girls, underrepresented students of color and low-income students who enter undergraduate programs and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Code2College launched in 2016 with 30 students from two Austin-area schools. Its inaugural cohort was composed of 70 percent female students and 90 percent students of color. Since 2016, the nonprofit has quadrupled its cohort, anticipating more than 120 students in its 2017 program. In partnering with BuildFax, Code2College will introduce its first ever data science internship partner.
“At BuildFax, we value mentorship and investing in up-and-coming data scientists and coders,” said Jonathan Kanarek, COO of BuildFax. “In particular, we want to support girls and other underrepresented youth in technology. If we are only engaging half of our potential STEM population effectively, then we are handicapping our potential outcomes by half as well. More effective engagement of every student radically changes the game. Code2College is doing so student by student while changing lives and bringing more bright minds to the table to solve tomorrow’s problems.”
BuildFax will hire two Code2College data science interns to participate in a 10-week program focused on addressing several projects for the company.
“Young, development-capable students are a relatively untapped source of talent,” said Matt Stephenson, co-founder and executive director of Code2College. “The work we do at Code2College is to intentionally build and diversify the tech talent pipeline. BuildFax serves as a model for other companies exemplifying how diversity, community engagement and education are priorities in their business mission.”
With more than 23 billion data points on residential and commercial structures and proprietary predictive analytics, BuildFax uses its unique database to predict loss and tell the story of property history, improvements, structural risks and changes over time. These insights can be a game-changer for everyone involved in real estate.
To learn more about BuildFax, visit www.buildfax.com.
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Austin, TX, BuildFax is the leading provider of property condition and history insights built on a foundation of building permits, construction data and other proprietary information. Encompassing more than 23 billion data points on commercial and residential structures, BuildFax delivers detailed data on everything from remodeling, solar installations, new construction, roof age, maintenance history and more. To learn more about BuildFax, visit www.buildfax.com.