BE Smart: Student Dream ‘Blhackathon' Applies Innovation to Solve Black America’s Challenges
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BE Smart: Student Dream ‘Blhackathon’ Applies Innovation to Solve Black America’s Challenges

(Image: Erick Urgiles)
(Image: Erick Urgiles)

I was a member of a panel of leading tech and business experts that included Clayton Banks, founder and Co-executive producer of Silicon Harlem,  a for-profit organization with the mission transforming  the Uptown New York community into an innovation and technology Hub (standing); Felicia O’Garro, a web developer and principal of Code Crew, a professional network for engineers, designers and entrepreneurs; Arthur Ward Jr., a programmer and game creator with Babycastles; and Errol King, student experience manager at Google.  We had the fun job of serving as grand inquisitors of each team’s presentation based on their ability to meet the following criteria:  the weight of the problem, strength of the solution, product demo, business model and pitch.  I loved every minute of it.


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