Coding is Key for HBCUs, MSIs and YOU

After emancipation, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were formed to provide higher education to the newly freed Negro enslaved. Since this time, HBCU’s have produced millions of graduates that contribute to every sector of society. Today, HBCUs must evolve again to accept the challenge of preparing our nation’s Black students and beyond with the industry skills that will ensure their employability and viability in the future of work, fourth industrial revolution and beyond. This interactive panel will make the case for the launch of coding schools and curriculum at HBCUs, MSIs, nonprofit foundations and beyond.

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Kinnis Gosha

Morehouse College

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Shanika Hope

Amazon Web Services

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Jessica Mitsch

Momentum Learning

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