tech

3:56pm

Mon March 23, 2015
Technology

Black Girls Code trains young women of color for careers in tech

Black Girls Code intern Vanessa See with another intern, Bella, working on a trampoline.
Courtesy of blackgirlscode.com

Electrical engineer and computer programmer Kimberly Bryant says that when she was in college, she was one of only a few women, and the only black woman, in her graduating class. When she had her own daughter, Kai, she wondered what she could do to get more young girls of color into the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math-- known as STEM.

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3:56pm

Mon March 23, 2015
Technology

Bay Area hackathon brings tech to youth of color

Giovanni Vieira (left), talks with his team about the Cop Stop app.
Johnathan Henninger

When President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative in 2014, he said he hoped it would help boys and young men of color find success. Here in the Bay Area, Qeyno Labs answered the President's call with an event called the My Brother’s Keeper Hackathon. It's an intensive weekend challenge for young people of color to build mobile applications and websites that help their communities. 

The Problem

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4:46pm

Thu February 19, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

TaskRabbit takes hold in Bay Area divided by income gap


The way we make a living is changing. For about a third of Americans, regular hours and benefits are giving way to a patchwork of contracting, temping, and moonlighting.

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10:05am

Tue February 3, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

California drought: Big storm on the way for Northern California // Contra Costa Times

"After the driest January in recorded history, the Bay Area is back in the rain business.

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2:21pm

Wed January 21, 2015

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