Feb
22
7:00 pm19:00

Gameheads Information Session

  • United Roots

Gameheads is an innovative tech justice program that uses video games to engage and motivate youth (ages 15-24) to learn tech skills and prepare them for careers in the technology and game industries. At Gameheads, video games are not just what we learn; they are how we learn. Each year, our cohort of future tech zealots, digital rebels, multimedia mavericks get hands-on training in coding, video game design and x. Our youth build skills across a variety of disciplines, from visual art, creative writing, design, project management, programming, sound design, animation, game theory and history. Join us as part of Tech EQuity Week on February 23 as we share why videogames are a powerful lens for learning and engaging youth to become valuable contributors to the tech field.

http://unitedrootsoakland.org/gameheads-is-recruiting-youth-for-program-launching-in-january-2016/

 

Feb
22
7:00 pm19:00

TEQWeek Commencement Gala (Organizer: Qeyno Labs)

  • Impact Hub Oakland

Celebrate the kickoff of the world’s first Tech EQuity Week (February 23 – March 3) the world’s inaugural gathering of social impact organizations and technology companies working with local communities to deepen and promote a more equitable tech ecosystem, and it’s historic precedent in gathering the biggest, boldest, and brightest stars in tech company diversity, inclusion, and STE(A)M education.

Events details will be provided momentarily, but until then, be sure to reserve a place with us either through an individual ticket or the purchase of a table.  All proceeds will go towards supporting the My Brother’s Keeper Hackathon to be held on February 23rd – March 3rd and are 501(c)3 tax deductible.

Individual tickets are now available. Please inquire about VIP tables at teqweek@qeyno.com

Jan
12
7:00 pm19:00

Connecting Oakland (Organizer: OpenOakland)

  • CIty Hall

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connecting-oakland-tech-equity-and-community-tickets-20787243204

Connecting Oakland is an interactive event where attendees will learn about how Oaklanders have used tech to make city hall more accessible, to improve transparency and promote civic engagement. You’ll see first hand how an app is built in Oakland, for Oaklanders, and we’ll host a design session to help you work on an app or technology project- to prepare for the next hackathon or to work with OpenOakland’s volunteers through the year. We’ll also have speakers from the City of Oakland showing us how to engage with them and influence decisions.