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In: Diversity in Tech

Closing the gender gap in computer science
August 21, 2014

Young women studying computer science were introduced to a group of potential role models as part of a weekend conference at…

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The entrepreneur prototype is a young, white male. They want to change that.
August 11, 2014

There’s no single answer for how to make the technology community more inclusive of black entrepreneurs. But it will require better…

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24 students to graduate from innovative, free IT program
May 2, 2014

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, twenty-four students from underserved communities in East Baltimore will graduate from a free program where they…

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How These Techies Aim to Close the Achievement Gap
April 29, 2014

Harlyn Pacheco and Ricardo Rodriguez, both one-time ELL (English language learners) students, understand how language proficiency and a mastery of basic…

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Obama, Celebrities, Politicians And Tech Co’s Come Together To Launch Coding Education Push
April 26, 2014

Back in January, brothers Ali Partovi and Hadi Partovi launched a new non-profit organization called Code.org with a simple mission: Change the perception…

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Former NBA Star Jamal Mashburn Launches Venture Capital Firm
November 15, 2013

Jamal Mashburn wasn’t called “Monster Mash” for nothing. In his heyday as a forward for the Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat and other…

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9-Year-Old Nigerian Becomes World’s Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional
November 14, 2013

Nigeria has come on the global scene in the information communication technology sector, as 9-year-old Jomiloju Tunde-Oladipo joined the community of achievers…

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Tripling-down on tech, Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter starts $75M+ fund to spend on startups
November 14, 2013

It’s 2,700 miles from West Philadelphia to Atom Factory in Culver City, Los Angeles. The cliche is to show that Troy…

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First-ever Latin@ Tech Conference to Precede SXSW Interactive
November 14, 2013

WHEN: March 5, 2014 WHERE:  Austin, TX, site TBD The Kapor Center for Social Impact, along with Kety Esquivel, Principal of…

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Breaking: Minority Business Development Agency Awards $7.3 Million in Grants to Boost Job Creation
November 14, 2013

unds will establish MBDA Business Centers in Baltimore, Bridgeport, Conn., Houston, New York, San Francisco, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON…

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