Tag Archives: Silicon Valley

summit

UNCF Holds Its Fourth Annual HBCU I.C.E. Summit

Conference empowers African American student innovators

UNCF is hosting its premier four-day HBCU Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship Summit—Nov. 16–19—with the goals…

By Robin White Goode

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dismay

[Hillary] Global and Silicon Valley State of Dismay

Hillary Clinton officially conceded the presidential election to Donald Trump

With emotions high around the world, Hillary Clinton stepped onto the global stage sharing her…

By Nathaniel J.

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Enlightenment

Technically Spiritual: Part 3 – Enlightenment

The new journey—the road to happiness #digitalGrace​

Nathaniel J., Black Enterprise Associate Tech Editor, reaches enlightenment through his love for tech and…

By Nathaniel J.

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depression

Technically Spiritual: Part 2 – Depression

The brink of self-destruction and grace’s turning point #digitalGrace​

Nathaniel J., the Black Enterprise Associate Tech Editor, shares the brink of his self-destruction and…

By Nathaniel J.

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success

Technically Spiritual: Part 1 – Success

A tech-savvy preacher's kid experiences success while battling depression #digitalGrace

Nathaniel J., Black Enterprise Associate Tech Editor, shares his story as a tech savvy preacher’s…

By Nathaniel J.

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bias

Kapor Capital Aims to Hack Bias in Silicon Valley

An incredibly diverse group of 70 hackers showed up ready to create a solution.

Startup Weekend Oakland landed at the Kapor Center for Social Impact and focused on the…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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tech

Online Courses May Be Your Best Bet to Learn Tech

But you still need college to develop soft skills

Going to a top-tier school might not help you gain in-demand tech skills. Instead, all…

By Robin White Goode

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Jonathan Waldrop

The Patent Troll Hunter: Jonathan Waldrop, Top Silicon Valley Attorney

Jonathan Waldrop is a former engineer turned intellectual property attorney, who represents high-profile clients, including Google, YouTube, and Adobe

A seasoned trial lawyer, Jonathan Waldrop has been involved in a number of high-profile technology…

By Samara Lynn

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hackathon

BE Smart Hackathon Has a Winner!

10 teams learn coding, working with mentors, and more

The challenge? Students were charged with developing an infotainment in-vehicle iOS app within the Ionic…

By Robin White Goode

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Be Smart

BE Smart Hackers Visit Silicon Valley Corporate Sites

10 HBCU teams learn about opportunities in tech

Read how BE Smart hackers visited sponsors AT&T Foundry and LinkedIn, where they learned about…

By Robin White Goode

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tech

How Non-Techies Can Break Into the Tech World

Yes, you can fulfill your dream of conquering Silicon Valley, even if you aren't a techie

Startup Grind is a collective of entrepreneurs and advisors. Here are some great words of…

By Samara Lynn

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Google

Google Opening Lab in Oakland to Grow Black Engineers

Google is extending beyond the familiarity of Silicon Valley into Oakland, C.A.

In an effort to create more engineers and entrepreneurs of color, sources say Google is…

By Samara Lynn

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Silicon Valley

How 3 Friends Brought Together 500 Silicon Valley Interns

How Paul Hammond and Lusenii Kromah helped black tech interns connect in Silicon Valley

Find out how 3 friends who couldn’t find the network that they were envisioning, created…

By Black Enterprise

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Slack

The Road to TechConneXt: Stewart Butterfield, CEO, Slack

The Road to TechConneXt is a lead-up series to Black Enterprise's TechConneXt Technology Summit, profiling today's tech leaders and innovators. This week: legendary tech Founder and Slack CEO, Stewart Butterfield.

Perhaps no technological advancement has contributed more to the decline of email, changing the way…

By Samara Lynn

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Apple

Gains in Diversity at Apple Even Please Rev. Jesse Jackson

Apple releases its latest diversity statistics, the number of women and minorities increases

Apple made gains in the number of its women and minority hires, according to its…

By Samara Lynn

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Venture Capitalist

Technically Incorrect: Tech Needs Obama as Venture Capitalist

Focusing on the intersection of technology, politics, and social issues from an African American perspective.

The rumors have been flying fast and furiously: Post-presidency, President Obama may head to Silicon…

By Samara Lynn

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Google

Google Accused of Age Discrimination

Google gets hit with several age discrimination lawsuits

A 60-year-old man and 50-year-old woman have filed separate lawsuits accusing Google of discriminating against…

By Samara Lynn

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tech

5 Tech Leaders Who Are Not All That

Technology is wonderful. Sometimes, tech CEOs and leaders, are not.

“…many successful tech leaders get passes on obnoxiousness and sometimes are even rewarded for it…”

By Samara Lynn

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Have a Great Idea for a Tech Hardware Product? This Accelerator Program Wants to Give You $75,000

A Los Angles-based accelerator wants to help founders and entrepreneurs of color realize their tech hardware dream company.

“There is a big gap in the market for any type of hardware activity in…

By Samara Lynn

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Dr. Thomas Mensah (Image: howafrica.com)

Mississippi Could be the Next Silicon Valley

Could a state in the Deep South become the next Silicon Valley?

“… the state is ideal for creating innovation centers for drone manufacturing and also for…

By Samara Lynn

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