Oakland Technology Exchange (OTX) is a nonprofit that is offering a free desktop computer or free laptop to Oakland Unified School District students. Students can also sign up six months of free internet service.
High school senior Jayshaun Thomas can teach just about anyone how to create a website. “It’s easy to teach,” he said at the Hack the Hood summer boot camp graduation on Aug. 12 [...]
President Obama this week announced 10 new TechHire Communities, including Oakland, which has committed to placing 400 individuals in paid internships or full-time jobs by the end of 2015.
By Michael B Hudson, CMT Integration Inc. Having the opportunity to utilize current technology in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is always a good thing. The recent landmark partnership between OUSD [...]
The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) announced on Tuesday that it is donating $34 million to a number of Oakland nonprofit community organizations, a gift of an anonymous donor.
As a young child, Muhammad Abdulla worked as a farmer, planting seeds in Yemen. The work was difficult, but he knew it would define his future.
By Rasheed Shabazz The message was blunt: if Black people in Oakland do not harness opportunities in the tech field, they will continue to be forced from the city and locked out of economic [...]
The California Alliance of African American Educators (CAAAE) has received a Super Bowl 50 Fund Playmaker grant for extraordinary community efforts and community impact. The award also recognizes the outstanding contributions of Gloria Whitaker-Daniels, [...]
By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley News UC Berkeley researchers have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn, [...]
Rev. Jesse Jackson visited Oakland Technical High School this week to continue his advocacy for increased technology instruction in American schools and greater representation of women, minorities, and low-income students in the fields of computer [...]