Computers - Software Hardware : Black female programmers unite for NYC hackathon

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    Google and more giant tech brands are joining forces to encourage black women programmers and technology entrepreneurs to hone their skills and acquire venture capital investment.
    Seeking to change the face of the tech sector — which is overwhelmingly young, male and white —the coming Focus 100 symposium, soon to be held in New York City, will bring together brilliant minds of all backgrounds.
     
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    Google? lol

    Yes they can "unite" for $300 tickets.

    I can appreciate the intent here.

    Hopefully some will use this to network and expand on this.
     
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    you know this for a fact?
     
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    Eye-opening, but not unexpected. **sigh**

    Especially the part about smug, contemptuous Silicon Valley, where prolly 80% of all high-tech firms are located, pay HUMUNGOUS salaries to their (white male) employees and "complain" that they can't find "qualified" blacks so they RECRUIT at India universities for tech workers (cheap - they pay the Indians 75% of whites' salaries.... and it's LEGAL since they set them up with 7 year visas).
     
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    Kadijah Banned MEMBER

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    It's the old "You gotta spend money to make money!" :bellydance:

    Anyone invested in that career should invest $300 to get to at least network with like-minded blacks and, especially, with reps from the biggies in their field. Paying $200 for a pair of sneakers lays waste to the "poverty" excuse.
     
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    This I know. My problem is not the money.
     
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    Kadijah Banned MEMBER

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    Isn't that what you meant when you said: "Yes they can "unite" for $300 tickets?" :huh:
     
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    No.
     
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    :10500: ok, i give up. what yo problem be?
     
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