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Bayside Students Compete in First Robot Games

By Denise Suto The Robotic Club at the Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy participated in the ROBOGames this past Saturday in San Mateo. The ROBOGames are the ‘Olympics of Robots,’ where the best minds [...]
An instructor trains youth in web and technology development in the Hack the Hood youth training program. Photo: Hack the Hood.

Hack the Hood Expands Youth Tech Training Program

Hack the Hood is expanding its program to five new locations this year to bring a unique tech training model where low-income youth of color learn technology skills by building websites for small businesses during [...]
Alameda County Info App. The Alameda County Apps Challenge 2015.1 is the fourth community hackathon sponsored by Alameda County in its effort to increase citizen engagement and broaden public understanding of local government by opening access to data created and kept by County agencies and departments.

Cash Prizes to Be Awarded at Alameda County Apps Challenge

Alameda County will continue its push for greater community participation and government transparency on Saturday, April 25, at the Alameda County Apps Challenge 2015.1, a day-long event designed to challenge the public to create web [...]
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Scientists Urge Caution in Using New “Cut and Splice” Technology to Treat Genetic Disease

By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley News A group of 18 scientists and ethicists are warning that a revolutionary new tool to cut and splice DNA should be used cautiously when attempting to fix human genetic [...]
Left to right, former Vice President Al Gore, Freada Kapor Klein, founder of The Level Playing Field Institute, and Benjamin Jealous, Kapor Capital Partner and former NAACP President and CEO.

Ben Jealous and Al Gore Honor Freada Kapor at Tech Diversity Forum

At the recent Fairness Matters Forum hosted by The Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI), founder Freada Kapor Klein was recognized as “the moral center of Silicon Valley and an O.G. in technology,” as Benjamin Jealous [...]
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Tech Experts Teach Faith Leaders to Launch Programs through the Cloud

OCCUR and The San Francisco Foundation FAITHS Program present: Cracking the Social Media Code: Success Strategies for Faiths and Nonprofits “Do you tweet or really understand the cloud?” quips Carmen Bogan, Program Director of the [...]
Rev. Jesse Jackson. (Photo from The Root, Margot Jordan)

Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Economic Project Summit Plans Global Impact

Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH recently held a Wall Street Project Economic Summit to bring together the power of Main Street, Wall Street and Silicon Valley. Hosted at the Sheraton Times Square in New York City, [...]