Mayor Kenney @The ITEM

Welcome to The ITEM

A chance to meet and learn from other multi-cultural tech professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area> A chance to meet and learn from other multi-cultural tech professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area> AGENDA: • Technology & Inclusion in the Kenney Administration    Keynote/Q+A :  Mayor-elect Jim Kenney • An Anatomy Of A Startup panel discussion and “Shark Tank” presentations. Networking – 5:30pm – 6:00 pm (Please be … Continue reading Welcome to The ITEM

Ninth Meeting of THE ITEM – Technology and Education: Nov 17, 2015

A chance to meet and learn from other tech professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area AGENDA: 5:30 – 6:00 – Networking 6:00 – 6:15 – Elevator Pitches. ITEM Sarah Johnson, Community Outreach Manager – Techgirlz to discuss a program designed for girls to learn how to code. Rajat Bhageria, CEO and Founder of Third Eye to talk about being a student founder. ITEM Thomas Elliot of Lockheed Martin proposed a weekly Tech Talk Translator to … Continue reading Ninth Meeting of THE ITEM – Technology and Education: Nov 17, 2015

Technology is the Future. The Future is NOW!

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) invited The ITEM to participate during MEDWeek 2015, which takes place October 1 – 8, 2015. MEDWeek, as you may know, is a national initiative regarding Minority Enterprise Development. Our proposal was accepted and the details of our event are as follows: Event Title: Technology is the Future. The Future is NOW! Event Objective: To discuss the opportunities and … Continue reading Technology is the Future. The Future is NOW!

Seventh Meeting of THE ITEM: September 15,2015

A chance to meet and learn from other tech professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area AGENDA : Theme of the Night: Cryptocurrencies, the Hows and the Whys 5:30 – 6:00 – Networking 6:00 – 6:15 – Elevator Pitches* Napoleon Surarez, Founder + CEO, Fishbox Le’Jean Thompson, COO, Ubuzzin Ola Alada, CoFounder, Hutwise Chelsea Barabas, MIT Media Lab Digital Currency Initiative (via Skype) 6:15 – 6:20 The ITEM Updates … Continue reading Seventh Meeting of THE ITEM: September 15,2015

African-American Lawmakers Launch Initiative to Increase Diversity in the Tech Industry

“A USA Today study showed that black and Hispanic students are graduating with computer science degrees from top universities at twice the rate that big tech companies hire them.” The Congressional Black Caucus is taking action to address the lack of diversity at tech-industry giants like Facebook and Google. Such action is should be advocated for in every major city in the United States. Read the article … Continue reading African-American Lawmakers Launch Initiative to Increase Diversity in the Tech Industry