Tech Them While They are Young: Strategies for Increasing the STEM Pipeline

A session at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive

Sunday 10th March, 2013

12:30pm to 1:30pm (CST)

With statistics stating that only 1% of tech startups are founded by blacks and that there is a digital divide why are we not introducing technology in the community at earlier ages. This panel will show how if we expose youth to technology through their passions we can begin to bridge the digital divide. We will have a panel of innovators discussing ways to fuel passion driven young innovators by early exposure and showing technology through ideas, games and parts of their everyday lifestyle that is relatable. The panel will also discuss way to create, implement and attract people to programs that offer early exposure

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Kimberly Bryant

Founder and Executive Director, Black Girls CODE

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Michael Denton

Friend, Philanthropist, Program Director, Photo-Amateur bio from Twitter

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Jesse Martinez

entrepreneur, lean startup/UX advocate, http://www.sparkamerica.us/ http://www.meetup.com/Latino-Startup-Alliance/ other: biking, kayaking, running & tris. bio from Twitter

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Tina Shoulders

Crazy enough to believe that I will become a sponsored athlete this year. Zions mom, designer, teacher http://tinashoulders.com bio from Twitter

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Jason Young

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5 attendees

  • Kimberly Bryant
  • Jesse Martinez
  • Michael Denton
  • Jason W Young
  • Tina

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Time 12:30pm1:30pm CST

Date Sun 10th March 2013


BiT House | Colorado Room, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

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