presented by: Opportunity Hub

Coding While Black

Mar 11, 2017 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Speakers

Janice Bryant Howroyd

The Act-1 Group

John Hope Bryant

Operation HOPE

Tess Posner

Opportunity@Work

Inspired by a Storify post about TechSquare Labs CodeStart and Techhire initiatives entitled, "A day in the life of a young black male engineering "coding" student", this sessions explores the intersectionality of learning to code (hack) while simultaneously having to learn to hack life that includes navigating institutional bias on a daily basis. This includes teaching financial literacy, career readiness, communication and interviewing skills, salary negotiation, conflict resolution and introduction to wealth creation. The panelists will discuss their experiences in working with underrepresented youth and how cities, companies and coding bootcamps can effectively serve this demographic.

Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner