Tech students are everywhere.
They’re on buses, trains, subway trains, in malls, in office parks and in restaurants.
The Brooklyn Tech Campus is home to some of the world’s top universities, with students graduating with hundreds of degrees from top schools such as Stanford, Yale and Harvard.
But the Brooklyn Tech campus is also home to an estimated one million students who live in one of the city’s densest areas.
We sat down with Tech students from all walks of life to find out what it’s like to go from Brooklyn to New York, and to understand how the tech industry has evolved since its creation more than a century ago.
We spoke to a variety of different students who, despite the city of New York’s reputation as a tech hub, are passionate about their education and the work they do.
Tech students are the most important demographic to Brooklyn Tech’s future, said Rachel Blumberg, one of its founders.
“We’re a diverse group.
We work in tech, and we have a lot of different backgrounds,” Blum.
“We’re all students of all kinds of backgrounds.
We don’t have a single identity, so it’s really important to understand what the community wants, what they need, what their issues are.
The students really know the community better than the faculty.”
Blumberg started working at the Brooklyn tech campus in the fall of 2018, after her husband, who was a lawyer, got his law degree.
Since then, she’s become a member of the Brooklyn chapter of the tech community.
She’s a student at Columbia University and a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
“I’m not here to do anything else, but it’s so exciting to be here,” Blumenberg said.
“The Brooklyn Tech Community has been amazing to me.
It’s like a family, a community.
I feel like I’m part of a family.
I love the school.
I’m a very dedicated student.”
Blumenberg has been an advocate for tech jobs in the city for a long time, having previously worked at the New York Office of Technology Policy, which has helped the city attract talent from around the world.
She believes the city needs more tech jobs.
“The technology industry in New York is in a very precarious position right now.
If there’s a tech job that isn’t coming, we’ll have to have a very, very hard time making the transition to something else,” she said.
Blumenburg also feels that tech has been a source of pride in the community.
“Tech is so much of the pride that I feel, and it’s not just a Brooklyn thing.
The city is just one of a number of places where people love tech.
So it’s very, incredibly cool that Brooklyn is here.”
As Tech students, we feel like we’re in this unique place, said Elizabeth Andermann, who has been studying technology at Columbia for three years.
“It’s very much like New York in the early 2000s.
There are people here that love technology, there are people who love it, and there are a lot more people who don’t.”
She said the school has helped her get a job in the tech field as well.
“It’s like having a place where you can be yourself and do something that you enjoy.
It really is a good learning environment for me.
And it’s nice to have an opportunity to work in a place like this,” Anderman said.
Andermann said she enjoys working with students and mentors.
“There’s no way that I can imagine myself without my friends, and my mentors,” she added.
“And I feel really lucky to have the school.”
Blumeberg said the students are very supportive.
“They’re the people who are going to come in and tell me what I need to know.
And I really feel like they know what they’re doing, so I think they really like the school,” Blumeberg added.