This blog was established by the Digital Learning Lab to provide information that supports Black America’s efforts to close the Digital Divide. Its original name "HBCU-Levers" reflected its initial focus on HBCUs. Its scope has broadened to include community-based groups that enhance the computational thinking skills of Black Americans and the networks of successful Black techs who support each others’ efforts to achieve even greater success.
Below find links to the Digital Learning Lab's "Dozens" of favorite news items about HBCUs' use of information technology to enhance their teaching, research, and community services ... plus news about hackathons and issues related to coding& coding literacy... in HBCU media and Tech media ... for the week ending Saturday 4/4/15 @ 3:00 pm ...Links to previous editions of the Dozens can be found ==>Back issues.
Twitch to stream an episode of HBO's "Silicon Valley" and host the cast live on April 8 http://cnet.co/1xJd0On... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge
... DLL Editor's note -- This story is of interest for two reasons (1) the Silicon Valley TV show has become the Valley's favorite selfie ... but will the show's upcoming season reflect the Valley's recent born-again commitment to diversity, i.e., will it add black and Latino hackers in key roles??? ... or will it just continue to perpetuate the same old, same old white/asian stereotypes ... and (2) my hope that HBCUs and the grass-roots coding movement (Black Girls Code, YesWeCode, Qeyno, etc) will be featured on hackathon channels on Twitch, e.g, by working with Major League Hacking @MLHacks