Black Girls CODE @ SXSWi

Austin-bound? Connect with us at the below events

Heading down south? So are we! We'd love if you stop by any of the events we are guest appearing. Connect with Black Girls CODE by Twitter @BlackGirlsCODE and let us know where you'll be.

Friday, March 8th

Top 10 Black Innovators of 2012

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: The Carver Museum


The "Top 10 Black Innovator" Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated leadership and made an impact by fostering disruptive innovation in technology-related industries, products and services.


Award Winners: W. Kamau Bell, Corey Booker, Kimberly Bryant (Black Girls CODE Founder), Kathryn Finney, Melissa Harris Perry, Mae Jemison, Victoria Walker, Hamet Watt, Navarrow Wright


Twitter Hashtags: #BitHouse #BGCGlobal

Saturday, March 9th

Screen>Play: SXSWi Weekend iPod Film School and Web Design Workshop for Girls

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Open to Guests)

Location: Ballet Austin, 501 W 3rd Street, Austin TX 78701


Black Girls CODE and Mojo MediaWorks partners during the upcoming South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSWi), for the first ever mobile storytelling and web design/coding workshop for girls of color. In this workshop students will get to interview attendees at SXSW, one of the nation's largest annual technology gatherings. The class is called, "Screen>Play: A Weekend iPod Film School and Web Design Workshop" and it takes place on Saturday March 9th at Ballet Austin.


Sponsor a Girl or learn more about the details here.


Twitter Hashtags: #BGCGlobal #1GirlAtATime

Stomp the Divide: A Blueprint for Creating Tech Thought Leaders

Communities that are focused on minority techs are popping up everywhere to drive conversations and shift perceptions. Engineers and technologists of color in these communities are constantly engaging in thoughtful and technical conversations in order to advance individual and cultural knowledge but also to change the perception of minority techs from the inside and the outside. Out of these communities we must produce tech thought leaders. Highly knowledgeable individuals that are at the forefront of cutting edge technology. Join the discussion as we highlight four (4) Tech Trailblazers as they share their expertise on building communities and the future of organizing the black tech community for greater success.


Sign up here and join us as our Founder, Kimberly Bryant receives an award for her work.


Twitter Hashtags: #BGCGlobal #BitHouse

Sunday, March 10th

Grits and Green: Exploring the Intersection of Food, Art and Technology

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Location: BiT House | Creekside Room (Hilton Garden Inn, 500 N Interstate 35)


From Black Futurist art exhibitions, to food justice hackathons, and STEM teach-ins for youth in resource-poor communities, this panel explores the delicious intersections of food, art, and technology over a southern meal featuring creamy grits and soulful toppings (vegan, vegetarian & meat-based menu).


Through their living, working, and playing in the crosshairs of these sectors, these presenters push the bounds of culture and identity with their commitment to regenerative design and their execution of locally grown solutions addressing global issues.


Grits & Greens” is presented by Hub Oakland in collaboration with Indiegogo and BlackGirlsCode.


Twitter Hashtags: #BiTHouse #GritsAndGreens #BGCGlobal

Tech Them While They Are Young: Strategies for Increasing the STEM Pipeline

Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: BiT House | Colorado Room (Hilton Garden Inn, 500 N Interstate 35)

With statistics stating that only 1% of tech startups are founded by blacks and that there is a digital divide, why are we not introducing technology in the community at earlier ages? This panel will show how if we expose youth to technology through their passions we can begin to bridge the digital divide. We will have a panel of innovators discussing ways to fuel passion-driven young innovators by early exposure and showing technology through ideas, games and parts of their everyday lifestyle that is relatable. The panel will also discuss way to create, implement and attract people to programs that offer early exposure.


To read more about the panel and panelist, check out the BiT site.


Twitter Hashtags: #BiTHouse #BGCGlobal

About Us

Black Girls CODE is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching girls ages 7-16 from underrepresented communities about computer programming and digital technology.

Our mission is to empower and mentor young women of color by highlighting the achievements of women in technology and thereby encourage them to embrace the tech marketplace as builders and creators.