Silicon Valley execs often complain that outdated U.S. immigration policies are holding back technological innovation.
Next month, several of them are joining forces to do something about it.
Facebook (FB) founder Mark Zuckerberg, LinkedIn (LNKD) founder Reid Hoffman, Dropbox founder Drew Houston and former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason, among other tech world luminaries, are set to host a “hackathon” – a “time-honored Valley tech tradition” that involves tossing a bunch of programmers, designers, engineers and others into a room together to collaborate on new products -- at LinkedIn’s Mountain View, Calif. headquarter on Nov. 20-21. The twist? This hackathon will focus exclusively on “dreamers” -- undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.
“Congress had the budget and government shutdown stuff but we want to return the nation’s attention to immigration reform,” FWD.us founder and president Joe Green told Buzzfeed on Friday. “It has bipartisan support, it’s a win-winRead More »from Facebook, LinkedIn Founders Sponsoring ‘Hackathon’ for Undocumented Tech Workers