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Prince no era solamente un artista famoso. También trabajaba por una comunidad tecnológica más incluyente. Esta idea inspiró a Van Jones, amigo de Prince, a fundar YesWeCode, una organización no lucrativa en Oakland, Estados Unidos, que encabeza el movimiento para que más jóvenes de las minorías se involucren en el mundo...
As the many eulogies and remembrances of Prince rolled in Thursday, the towering pop star -- in influence if not in physical stature -- was called a "certified genius" by The Who's Pete Townshend. A "true innovator and a singular artist" by Apple CEO Tim Cook. A "creative icon" by President Obama. He was also, in...
In 1993, Prince decided that he’d had enough. His longtime struggles with his record label, Warner Bros., had left him wanting to reassert control over his creative life. The company might own his music, he reasoned, but it did not own him. So he changed his name to an unpronounceable...
The marquee of Oakland’s Paramount Theatre bears a somber tribute to Prince, whose passing on Thursday shocked the world. The superstar revealed audiences here a few weeks ago. Who would have dreamed then that down the street, the legacy of Prince’s music would live on in an ambitious tech program...
Prince wasn't just a renowned artist. He was also an advocate for a more inclusive tech community. It was this belief that inspired Prince's friend Van Jones to start YesWeCode, a nonprofit in Oakland, which is at the forefront of a movement to get more young minorities involved in technology....
Across the planet the world mourns the loss of musician and creator Prince, who died Thursday morning in his home recording studio in Chanhassen, Minn. Read more
Prince, the music icon who was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis on Thursday, is being remembered in Silicon Valley as a social innovator and a passionate advocate for Black youth. His advocacy often took place behind the scenes, but Prince envisioned a better future for kids of color, inspiring YesWeCode, an...
The Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce is holding its first annual Silicon Valley Black Youth Hackathon in the heart of the Bay Area. More than just a hackathon, this multi-layered event comprises a 24-hour software development competition, workshops, a 24-hour hackathon, presentations, awards, cash prizes, and more. The first...
Backed by an all-star cast of Silicon Valley executives and nonprofit leaders, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom asked the University of California Academic Senate Wednesday to count high school computer science classes as math classes instead of electives — a move supporters say could help to diversify the tech industry. Newsom’s hope is...
Backed by an all-star cast of Silicon Valley executives and nonprofit leaders, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom asked the University of California Academic Senate Wednesday to count high school computer science classes as math classes instead of electives — a move supporters say could help to diversify the tech industry. Newsom’s hope is...