#YesWeCode Oakland Gathering (December 15, 2014)

Oakland #YesWeCode gathering

#YesWeCode convened nearly 60 stakeholders from the Oakland Unified School district and local youth and tech organizations to discuss our shared vision to make computer science education accessible for our youth in 2015.

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#YesWeCode Hackathon, Philadelphia (November 14-16, 2014)

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More than 80 young men and women teamed up with professional coders, designers and innovators to develop apps for social good at the first #YesWeCode Hackathon in coordination with the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative. This three-day event, which was presented by Google and powered by Qeyno Labs, produced 10 apps designed to solve problems within the community, including an app to connect teens to mental health professionals and an idea for crowdsourcing solutions to remedy urban blight.

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Glide Talk, San Francisco, (October 29, 2014)

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Dream Corps Unlimited founder Van Jones and Nationbuilder CEO Jim Gilliam participated in Glide Church’s esteemed thought leaders’ series to discuss national politics, activism, technology and Jones’ vision of how to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity.

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Platform Summit, Atlanta (October 24-26, 2014)

The Platform Summit is not just a conference, it’s an experience. You will not just be educated, you will be moved. You will cheer. You may cry. You will meet luminaries and people who will one day be luminaries. You will be overwhelmed, and yet energized by opportunity. You will wish it was longer and yet be excited to return home to share your extraordinary experience.

About Platform: Platform is a community of people who believe that the worlds of technology, science, art and entrepreneurship are the future of the planet, and that people from across all social, cultural, ethnic and gender groups should be a part of the revolution.




#YesWeCode launch at Essence Festival and Essence Hackathon, New Orleans (July 3-6, 2014)

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On July 4th weekend, #YesWeCode made history when it officially launched at Essence Festival – the largest gathering and celebration of African Americans on the planet. The launch included the debut of a robust facebook-designed search tool on yeswecode.org, a tech village featuring 15 coding and tech organizations from all over the country (including Facebook and Google) and the first-ever hackathon at the Essence Festival.

During Friday’s sold-out Prince concert, the Purple Highness himself gave #YesWeCode a shout-out on stage to more than 50,000 people.

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