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Qeyno Fellow, 18-year-old Elijah Butterfield with Trailblazers (youth participants) as they collect votes towards their teams. [photo credit: Johnathon Henninger] Since wrapping up our second My Brother’s Keeper hackathon, the first for our home city, Oakland (CA), Team Qeyno has been activating the rest of our first quarter hackathon season taking place...
We’ve run apprentice.io, a three-month apprenticeship for designers and developers, for the past four years. We’ve talked with other organizations, most recently through YesWeCode, about how to set up their own apprenticeships. This article shares what we’ve learned. We’ve also made material from our apprenticeship available on GitHub. Fork and change it as...
There is a glaring diversity problem in the tech industry. Here are 10 facts that can help put the issue in perspective. Blacks and Hispanics are the fastest-growing populations in the country. In 2013, 13.2% of the total US population was black and 17% were Hispanic, according to Census Bureau data,...
By Matt Haney San Francisco is the technology capital of the world. We have a higher density of tech founders than any other city, and information technology continues to be our fastest growth industry. Yet, here in the world’s technological Mesopotamia, San Francisco’s children are far too often shut out...
The start of a New Year has always been a time of reflection for me -- looking back on what I have done, where I came from, and who helped me along the way. The start of 2015 is no different. Recently, I have been asked to share my personal...
It was a collision of past, present and future as elected officials, dignitaries and citizens gathered in Wisconsin's Capitol rotunda to honor the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Speakers including Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Wisconisn Public Radio broadcaster Jonathan Overby, environmental advocate and civil rights activist Van Jones...
Over the years, Essence Festival has become known for its electrifying performances each 4th of July weekend but there's so much more to the festival than the performances. Here's our top ten (in no particular order): #10: Essence Entertainment All Access - At #EssenceFest we give you an exclusive first look experience...
At Tuesday’s launch of the 18th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit, the focus on economic advancement and equal opportunities for African Americans and other minorities turned to technology and how the future of the community could be found in the forefront of technological advancements. Intel’s Diversity Commitment Intel...
MENLO PARK, Calif. — Maxine Williams is very visible on the Facebook campus. And not just because she's one of the few black people working here. With its ambitions encircling the globe, diversity has become a top priority at the giant social network. As global head of diversity, Williams is the one...
MSNBC.com follows promising teen Zachary Dorcinville through an inspiring weekend of "apps not raps" at the My Brother's Keeper #YesWeCode Hackathon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Click here to watch the video.