The Journal writes, "Customer relationship management software firm Less Annoying CRM takes a creative approach to diversity. The downtown company created a coding fellowship, inviting about a half a dozen people from minority groups to participate in a paid fellowship that teaches them how to code. So far, Less Annoying CRM has hired one participant who has completed program.
"The program is part of a larger strategy that Less Annoying CRM, which has 16 employees, has used to bolster diversity in recent years. CEO Tyler King said his firm realized it's an issue that wouldn't take care of itself.
"'Part of the attitude of a startup is if we put our minds to it and are creative enough, we can do this. We just had to take that same attitude with hiring,' King said."