Black Girls CODE @ SXSWi
Austin-bound? Connect with us at the below events
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.
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Saturday, March 9th
Screen>Play: SXSWi Weekend iPod Film School and Web Design Workshop for Girls
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.
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Stomp the Divide: A Blueprint for Creating Tech Thought Leaders
Sign up here and join us as our Founder, Kimberly Bryant receives an award for her work.
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Sunday, March 10th
Grits and Green: Exploring the Intersection of Food, Art and Technology
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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.
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Tech Them While They Are Young: Strategies for Increasing the STEM Pipeline
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLocation: 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.
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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.