Rickey J. White, Jr. | RJW™ | #YesWeCode Summer Tour
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#YesWeCode Summer Tour

Category
LiveTalk
Tags
#LiveTalk, Anthony C. Hood, Birmingham-AL, Dr. Hood, Entrepreneurship, Experiential Learning, Grade Students, Lean Model Canvas, The Edge of Chaos, UAB, Van Jones, Workshop
About This Project

About the Client

Many have been searching for ways to uplift today’s urban youth and help them achieve a more promising future. We believe that one solution lies in connecting tech and social justice leaders to spearhead revolutionary tech programs whose benefits extend to the most disadvantaged of society.
#YesWeCode is a Dream Corps initiative that works with partners to help connect 100,000 underrepresented minorities to careers in technology
#YesWeCode accelerates access to training in high-demand technical and non-technical skills to prepare untapped talent to enter the tech-fueled economy. #YesWeCode is building a diverse pipeline of ‘homegrown’ tech talent to meet demand and boost local economies.
#YesWeCode acts as a connector and catalyzer, providing backbone infrastructure that amplifies the work of our network partners. Since July 2014, #YesWeCode’s strengths have been to:
– Communicate: In partnership with Oakland-based organizations,#YesWeCode launched an interactive website with a powerful search tool that enables users to find local coding education resources. This tool also helps users find local events and learn more about coding opportunities.
– Convene: #YesWeCode has convened 100+ coding practitioners and stakeholders in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and New Orleans. #YesWeCode partnered with Qeyno Labs to host a Start-Up Weekend hackathon in February 2015, focused on uplifting young African-American men and boys.
– Catalyze: In July 2014, #YesWeCode launched at the 20th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival with a youth-focused hackathon and a headline performance by Prince, before a festival audience of 500,000 people.