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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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12:30 am

Investing in the Black Women’s STEM Pipeline

March 10 @ 12:30 am - 1:30 pm CST
JW MARRIOTT, SALON C Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

HBCUs produce more that 47% of Black women engineers. These schools are vital to strengthening Black women's presence in STEM fields. Join our four dynamic Black STEM leaders for a candid dialogue about the issues facing Black women in STEM and ways that industry, government and schools can work together to provide greater pathways to […]

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11:00 am

HBCUs: A Key to Tech Diversity

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
JW MARRIOTT, SALON C Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

HBCUs produce more than one-third of Black engineers. They play a significant role in unlocking tech diversity. Join this dynamic panel as they discuss the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus's Partnership Challenge – a landmark initiative that brings together industry, government and HBCUs to help craft universal best practices for recruiting and retaining diverse talent in tech.

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Facing Digitalization: A Workforce at Risk

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
JW MARRIOTT, ROOM 203-204 Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

The digitalization of the workplace means that technology skills are no longer a premium, but a necessity. This leaves behind a workforce that lacks the digital skills to compete in jobs that used to require none like cashiers, servers and grocery baggers, with communities of color disproportionately affected in some job areas. This panel features […]

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Bridging Diversity in the Film Industry Meet Up

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

The Film and Television Industries have always been a dominant form of cultural and socio-economical influence in our society. Consistently, people from all walks of life are inspired by the stories and characters we watch. Ideological messages from our favorite shows influence our lives and even form parts of our identity. Since the invention of […]

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Making an Entrepreneur: The Ecosystem of Innovation

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

This talk will feature a panel of small business owners, community leaders, innovators and growth strategists to shine a spotlight on the ecosystem of innovation. It will unpack elements that have helped local communities support creativity and entrepreneurship, and share examples of where this has led to community investments and new types of innovation. It […]

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BlackTechMatters Bruuuunch n Code

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT
Black Tech Matters House Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

TEST YOUR INFLUENCE Fireside chat with Soulja Boy, Jas Muther and Angel Rich to discuss the power of influence.

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12:00 pm

#CultureHouse

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
#CULTUREHOUSE Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

CULTUREBRUNCH 12P - 3P CULTUREDAYPARTY 3P - 7PM CULTURENIGHTCAP 7-10

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1:00 pm

Black Girls CODE SXSW Pop-Up: Meet Your Future Tech Boss

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

Black Girls CODE PopUp @ SXSW is a destination for Black innovators, visionaries, and changemakers in STEM Join us at ConsenSys House E. 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701 for a day filled with tech talks, presentations, panels and networking. Whether you are a tech recruiter, working in the industry, looking for a way in, or […]

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2:00 pm

HBCUs & Emerging Technologies

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
JW MARRIOTT, SALON C Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

HBCUs provide pathways of opportunity for millions of first generation college students and they contribute more than $15 billion annually to the US economy. As a result, the health and wellness of these institutions must be a national priority. This panel will discuss the steps needed to ensure HBCUs are equipped and positioned to provide […]

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Leveling the Playing Field for Minorities in Sports

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
JW MARRIOTT, SALON 1-2 Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

The data from several studies is clear: More diverse workplaces lead to better returns to the bottomline for businesses - Yet women representation in the sports industry at the executive level is less than 12% if you are looking at leagues, teams and technology companies. How do sports industry leaders bring more diversity onto their […]

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BlackTechMatters Book Signing

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Black Tech Matters House Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

​TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE Author Angel Rich of History of the Black Dollar, Mental Wealth and Black Woman Politics, along with cybersecurity extraordinaire, Marcus Carey of Tribe of Hackers discuss their books while signing copies.

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Walker’s Legacy x Capital one

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

Walker’s Legacy exists to inspire, equip, and engage through thought-provoking conversations and educational programming. This particular event will feature leading women with careers and businesses in technology, education, and media. Attendees will join in discussions focusing on recent achievements of multicultural women in entrepreneurship. Learn from top women of color in technology, explore resources to […]

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3:00 pm

HBCU Battle of the Brains Finals

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
Hilton Austin, Salon C Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

Join us for the 2019 HBCU Battle of the Brains Finals on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 3:30 PM CST at the Hilton Austin, Salon C, presented by our Title Sponsor, the NFL. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from across the country are sending their best and brightest students to Austin during SXSW! Long-standing […]

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3:30 pm

Tech Civics 101: Shaping Workforce Inclusion

March 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
JW MARRIOTT, SALON C Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

The tech sector epitomizes our society' stop problem solvers. This final panel explores how tech can work with government and HBCUs to solve our nation's greatest workforce challenge: tech diversity.

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Your Privilege Is Showing

March 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT

We know that society is unjust. As good people, we want to do something about that. Your Privilege Is Showing teaches people how to have these difficult conversations, but not everyone can wait for a curated experience. Now YPIS brings you an At Home edition. This session will give you the opportunity to enjoy the […]

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A Girlfriend’s Guide to White Woman Allyship

March 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
JW MARRIOTT, ROOM 203-204 Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

White women in the USA have disproportionately benefited from affirmative action and corporate diversity programs. Corporate women’s employee groups have seen record participation from white women, #TimesUp predominantly features white women, and Tarana Burke’s #metoo movement gained traction only after it was amplified (and nearly miscredited) by white actress Alyssa Milano. This same population championing […]

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How a Record Number of Women Ran and Won in 2018

March 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT

Today in the U.S. Congress just 20 percent of our lawmakers are women. Across all 50 states, only four black women currently serve in statewide office. There is a devastating lack of diversity among our elected officials, and that failure is reflected in our public policy, from issues like women's health to abuse and harassment […]

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4:00 pm

Transforming HBCUs into STEAM Valley

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Black Tech Matters House Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

Moderated by Torrence Reed of HBCU Wall Street, Ray J, Faith Linton of 360 Cradle to Careers discuss the importance of building STEAM sustainable environments in minority neighborhoods, especially around HBCUs.

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5:00 pm

Black Tech Meet Up

March 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
FAIRMONT, Wisteria Room Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

Black people are significantly underrepresented in the tech industry. This meet up will connect black tech founders, entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and those interested in breaking into the tech space. In addition this event seeks to connect companies with diverse talent and start-ups with investors.

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6:00 pm

BlackTechMatters Film Launch Day Party and Dance Competition

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Black Tech Matters House Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

TEST YOUR MENTAL WEALTH Join Michael Hubbard to share your Black founder story for the #BlackTechMatters Documentary. The film will become known for the high caliber of diversity presented and for its smart approach to revealing how Black founders must test their potential to accomplish unimaginable feats. Running the length of four days of production, […]

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7:00 pm

DEI Reception & Party

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT

OHUB + Capital Factory are excited to host the largest and dopest DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) party at SXSW. It's FREE to attend, but you must complete the pledge on the RSVP page.

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10:00 pm

The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle

March 10 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm CDT

Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle’s socially aware stand-up and musical series showcases a collection of new and established comedians. “New Negro” is a term popularized during the Harlem Renaissance referring to Black Americans speaking up, telling their own stories, and affirming their various identities in order to dismantle outdated assumptions and beliefs. As described […]

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BlackTechMatters Afterparty

March 10 @ 10:00 pm - March 11 @ 2:00 am CDT
Black Tech Matters House Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

​LIMITLESS WEALTH Come to Threatcare, leave your limits

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