BuildFax Partners with Code2College to Pave the Way for Investing in Data Science Talent

Innovative real estate data company will provide 10-week program for
aspiring coders

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.

About BuildFax

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.

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