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Black Girls CODE SXSW Experience 2019

March 8 - March 11
Austin,TXUnited States

During this year's SXSW Interactive Festival, Black Girls CODE's Student Ambassadors and Alumnae will engage with technologists from around the world during interactive activities (workshops, panels, and networking) through a series of planned and curated experiences. This experience will provide a unique opportunity for our Tech Divas to explore rising trends within the technology industry […]

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8:00 am

Fashion’s Fit Issue: Representation and Tech

March 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
JW MARRIOTT, BRAZOS ROOM Austin,TXUnited States

Three industry experts working in fashion, fashion tech, fashion media, and sustainability will discuss the future of fashion tech, customization, and consumer centricity while addressing the deficit surrounding fit. Currently, there is $64B worth of annual returns due to fit additionally, there are $50B worth of dead inventory that is never sold and the 15M […]

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9:00 am

Rethink Austin

March 8 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm CST

In an effort to raise awareness about these opportunities, the Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTM) and Harlem Labs have partnered with local entities to host Rethink Austin 2019. This all day event will include meaningful conversations about the future of Austin’s workforce, the power of information sharing, and networking with industry professionals. 9AM – 9:30AM: […]

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11:00 am

Rising Fundamentalisms and Women’s Rights

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
THE LINE ONYX BALLROOM 1, 111 E Cesar Chavez St.
Austin,TX78701United States
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More than ever, recent gains in women’s rights are under threat, with justifications in the name of religion, culture, and tradition. The rise in fundamentalisms presents a global phenomenon in which religions and cultural norms work to legitimize rigid and totalitarian beliefs and practices, and to promote intolerance. With a problem like this that impacts […]

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Inclusive Innovation House

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm CST

Usable Tech Co will host the 3rd 'Inclusive Innovation House' at not one but two cool, convenient and fun venues at #SXSW 2019! Our pads, right in downtown Austin, continues to be a place for attendees to experience some engaging and ‘socially conscious’ programming, network and grab a bite to eat. The Weekend's Events include: […]

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12:00 pm

HBCU@SXSW OPENING DAY

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST

OHUB’S HBCU@SXSW Opening Day Experience at Huston-Tillotson University will be a day to remember. Imagine a campus wide takeover designed to amplify the collision of technology, startups, college and culture. Opening day will feature a block party, live radio remote, tech company installations, startup popups, job opportunities, our opening general plenary session, SWAG giveaways and […]

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3:30 pm

Behind the click: Securing the Future for Black Women and Girls in Tech

March 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CST
HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON H 500 E. 4TH Street
Austin,TX78701United States
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Black Girls CODE is excited to bring together a stellar panel of women of color in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) for a lively discussion on technology and social activism entitled: “Behind the Click”: Securing the Future for Black Women and Girls in Technology. This panel will highlight the transformative work that Black Girls […]

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Breaking Barriers: Lessons on Diversity in Tech

March 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CST

There’s a continued spotlight on the issues facing diverse technologists. But people are working to to elevate intersectionality in tech. Join organizational leaders and change agents for a conversation about empowering diversity champions across the tech industry, and increasing representation of Black and Latino technologists. What’s working, and what’s not?

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Our Own Worst Enemy: Why Women Keep Each Other Down

March 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CST
JW MARRIOTT, ROOM 203-204 Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

Empowerment for women in the workforce is in vogue. Hiring women, promoting women, paying women equally and stopping harassment is getting all the right kind of press. Finally. But while we’re thrilled to celebrate the empowerment of women, we’re ignoring a prevalent practice that can be seen daily in many workplaces: women putting and keeping […]

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6:00 pm

#SXSW Community Conversations

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST

Join us for three days of inspiring panels, educational breakout sessions and networking events.  Some of the highlights of the weekend are listed below: FRIDAY MARCH 8TH 1PM - 4PM Diverse Founders Forum 6PM - 10PM Opening Reception & International Womens Day Panel Event SATURDAY MARCH 9TH 9:30 AM Teen Moguls In The Making Event 12:30 PM Smart […]

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8:00 pm

BlackTechMatters Welcome Reception

March 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST
Black Tech Matters House Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

Test Your Black Card Reception features a spades tournament with prominent Black tech founders while relaxing on limitless drinks and musical sensations.

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