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Black Girls Code has partnered with RiseUp with ServiceNow to launch a three-year initiative redefining career paths within New York City’s workforce.  The collaboration was highlighted in a panel discussion featuring Cristina Jones, CEO of Black Girls Code, and Selina Suarez, Global Head of NextGen at ServiceNow. RiseUp with ServiceNow represents a global talent movement to train one million individuals on the ServiceNow Platform.  The primary focus is to uncover untapped talent in NYC, paving the way for professional and career development opportunities. Building the next generation of tech leaders Black Girls Code is partnering with ServiceNow to help

Black Girls Code and GoldieBlox have teamed up to launch Code Along Jr., a free video-based coding academy.  Code Along Jr. Academy Hosted by the young actress Kalani Jewel, the program is specially tailored for girls aged 7-10, marking a step in nurturing the next generation of Black women leaders in the tech industry. The program addresses the need to engage girls in STEM before societal stereotypes can dampen their enthusiasm.  A study by Junior Achievement revealed that only 9% of girls ages 13-17 are interested in STEM careers. “Kalani, as a vibrant and energetic 12-year-old, is

Black Girls Code (BGC)  has launched the Build a Beat Challenge with Ciara contest to inspire young coders nationwide. Founded in 2011, Black Girls Code is a nonprofit organization that engages African American girls and other youth of color with computer programming education. The organization offers computer programming, coding, website, robot, and mobile application building for girls and women of color ages 7 to 25. They also partner with schools, local organizations, and dedicated volunteers to get participants the resources they need to thrive.  Build a Beat Challenge with Ciara

This article was first published by Temidayo Adefioye on Medium. A few days ago, I stumbled upon a post that really struck a chord with me. It was about a junior developer who had recently been let go from his job because he was deemed “too slow.” The frustration and self-doubt in the post were palpable. He was on the verge of giving up on coding altogether and turned to the online community for advice. It got me thinking, and I felt compelled to share some guidance for those of

This article was first published on Muna Aghamelu’s tech blog. Hi! My name is Muna. I graduated with First Class Honours from University College London (UCL) in 2022 with an MEng in Computer Science. It wasn’t an easy feat at all. In fact, I am yet to have my official graduation (it is happening this coming September), but I thought it’d be good to provide some advice to my younger self. I think it is important to document your journey so that others can learn from it. I do hope

Many of us find ourselves drawn to the allure of the tech industry, seeking a path that promises fulfilment and stability. For Nigeria-born data professional Ifeoma Igwe, who first moved to the UK seven years ago to study, this journey led her through unexpected twists and turns. In a candid interview with POCIT, Ifeoma shared her experiences of entering the tech industry, facing layoffs, and discovering her unique path that blends literature with tech with her text-to-speech app, Easy Edit. Joining the Tech Industry Igwe studied Economics and Management as

Priyanjali Gupta, a fourth-year computer science student specializing in data science at the Vellore Institute of Technology, went viral on LinkedIn after using AI to translate American sign language (ASL). Gupta got the idea from her mom, who pushed her to put her engineering degree to good use. “She taunted me,” she told Interesting Engineering. “But it made me contemplate what I could do with my knowledge and skillset.” “The dataset is made manually by running the Image Collection Python file that collects images from your webcam for or all the mentioned below signs

This article was first published by Shannon Bentley on Medium. I started to learn how to code back in January 2022. It was the moment that I declared myself ready to transition from my interpersonal career of always caring for others’ needs from a healthcare and educational perspective. January was a significant change for the fact that I was taking on learning a skill that was entirely new to me. However, months later — I will be known to take a self-proclaimed sabbatical leave away from learning this skill. How

Despite the cybersecurity sector being one of the fastest growing in tech, reports have revealed that only 9% of cybersecurity experts are Black, meaning a lot needs to be done to diversify the industry.  According to Forbes, Cybersecurity Ventures has forecasted that approximately 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will need to be filled by 2025. As a result, more initiatives have been launched to help close the racial cybersecurity gap – here are a few.  CyberVista Arlington-based cybersecurity platform, CyberVista, has launched a free training platform for Black women and girls. The two courses –

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is on its way to our theaters, and as part of the movie’s promotion, Marvel has partnered with Xbox to inspire the next generation of gaming and tech leaders. According to an HBCU Connect survey, 95% of HBCU students and alumni are interested in a career in the gaming industry. Yet, only 2% of video gaming industry professionals are Black. The Marvel and Xbox partnership aims to narrow the gap between these two figures. Code your own Marvel game Fans around the world are being invited to

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