Press: BUILDUP Partners with Leading Tech Companies to Help Solve Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Offical press release on PRWeb:BUILDUP Partners with Leading Tech Companies to Help Solve Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

BUILDUP, a U.S. based 501(c)(3) non-profit teams with Twitter, TechCrunch, Uber, Google and Galvanize to produce a six-part technical workshop series to prepare individuals from underrepresented groups for careers in technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 20, 2015 – BUILDUP a U.S. based 501(c)(3) non-profit designed to connect, mentor and educate technology entrepreneurs, today announced it is working with several leading edge tech companies to deliver a [...]

Announcing The BUILDUP Technical Workshops Series with Google, Twitter, UBER, Galvanize and TechCrunch

Over the past year BUILDUP has held several events focused on entrepreneurship, tech culture and venture capital but as Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area tech companies reflects staggeringly low representation of employees and tech founders across gender and racial categories in contrast to the diverse population of the world, we wanted to do more.

Today BUILDUP is excited to announce a five week, six series technical workshop series with Google, Twitter, UBER, Galvanize and TechCrunch starting May 26th. The BUILDUP Workshop Series is designed to educate and prepare individuals [...]

One of The 8 Black Techies Every Blerd Should Follow on Twitter

Today I was susggeted by Atlanta Blackstar online publication as one of the 8 Black Techies Every Blerd Should Follow on Twitter. I've been on Twitter since 2006 as user 800 or so and if I'm not the first black person on Twitter I'm in at least the top 10. Regardless it's still nice to be nominated as someone to follow almost nine years later. Thanks Atlanta Blackstar!

Also if you're wondering what a "BLERD" is... "BLERD" is short for, you guest it, Black Nerd. Just search urbandictionary for BLERD for more blerd references. There's even a Blerd Nation website and twitter account [...]

Twitter Chat: Emerging Tech Communities #DrivingInnovation

When it comes to tech communities, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and New York rank almost 1, 2, 3 but as the world becomes more technology focused by entrepreneurship and innovation other communities are becoming making it known you don't have to move out West to launch your company. Tomorrow I'll dive into the conversation on Twitter with @blackenterprise and discuss emerging tech hotspots & hubs outside of Silicon Valley.
Feel free to join the us using the hashtag #DrivingInnovation.

The meaning of my Twitter #hashtags the 2012 edition

A few people have asked what my twitter #hashtags mean. For example, #DES and #BFD. If you don't know, since being a Twitter early adopter (joined in 2006, user #874) I love hashtags. I created the #vampiremode hashtag a few years ago and from May 2009 to December 2010 launched a social media agency called OurHashtag with three partners.

Hashtags have been around for years before twitter in IRC channels and [...]