Monday, June 01, 2015

DLL Storify of Black Girls Code Launch of Chapter in Washington, DC -- Monday, 6/1/15

Last update: Monday 6/1/15 @ 8:15 pm
Held at Impact Hub DC, the meetup celebrated the launch of the Black Girls Code chapter in the Washington, DC. More information can be found on the event's home page

The agenda for this meetup was as follows:
  • 6:30 pm Event starts, Casual Networking, Food
  • 7:00 pm Introduce BGC Mission & Documentary
  • 7:25 pm Welcoming Remarks ... including a few words from BGC Founder/CEO Kimberly Bryant @6Gems ... :-)
  • 7:35 pm Guest Speaker
  • 7:50 pm BREAK
  • 8:00 pm Diversity in Technology Panel (discussion) -- Youth Robotics Demo
  • 8:30 pm Soft Closing
  • 8:40 pm Casual Networking/Volunteer & Student Sign Ups
  • 9:00 pm Event Ends
Below find the DLL Storify of tweets that were generated by participants who used hashtag = #BGCDC.  As usual, the DLL Storify is merely a "firehose" draft, i.e., it includes all tweets in chronological order without comment or classification ... Storyfies of other #DiversityInTech events are listed in the DLL Archives.  

... DLL Editor's note -- I attended this session in person and can testify that the tweets did not fully capture the range and depth of the savvy comments from the presenters, the comments from panelists, and the questions & comments from the floor during the panel discussion. It was great fun to be here !!! ... :-)