Sunday, September 27, 2015

DLL Storify of Level Playing Field Institute & Platform's Hackthon, Atlanta -- Saturday 9/26/15, Sunday 9/27/15

Last update: Sunday 9/27/15
The Level Playing Field Institute(LPFI) partnered with Platform to host this hackathon at Morehouse College in Atlanta called "Level the Coding Field." Its purpose was to expose minority groups to computer science and to promote production rather than just consumption of technology within these groups. Special guest speakers included David Johns, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, and Jewel Burks, CEO/Founder PartPic. More information can be found on the hackathon's event page.

Below find the DLL Storify of tweets that were generated by participants who used hashtags = #LevelTheCodingField, #LPFIHacktivist, and @LPFI. As usual, this 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.