Diverse Students Leverage Tech to Tackles Social Justice Issues During LPFI Hackathon

Finalist Pitches and Award Ceremony August 23rd, 2015  1:30pm – 3:30pm
Twilio Headquarters, 645 Harrison St, San Francisco CA
Press RSVP Required at Derek@lpfi.org

 

On August 22nd and 23rd, the Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI) will host Level the Coding Field, a two-day hackathon designed to expose underrepresented students of color to computer science and to promote production rather than just consumption of technology. Students from across Northern California will learn how to develop their own apps and will compete for prizes, including college scholarships.

 

Volunteers from more than a dozen of tech’s leading companies will serve as mentors as students create apps to address issues like education inequality, health disparities and more.

 

The event is hosted in conjunction with Twilio and sponsored by the Kapor Center for Social Impact, AT&T, UC Davis, Ford Motor Company, SAP and Airbnb.

 

When & Where:
Finalist Pitches and Award Ceremony August 23rd, 2015  1:30pm – 3:30pm
Twilio Headquarters, 645 Harrison St, San Francisco CA
Press RSVP Required at Derek@lpfi.org

 

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Founded in 2001 by Freada Kapor Klein, Level Playing Field Institute is committed to eliminating the barriers faced by underrepresented people of color in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and fostering their untapped talent for the advancement of our nation.