Black Engineer,BEYA,Black Technology,Black Engineering,Black Entrepreneurs
    Last Updated: Aug 11th, 2014 - 18:02:47 Check E-Mail | Careers | About Us | Blog | SUBSCRIBE Friday, March 24, 2017

Career Communications Group Magazines

Automotive News
Science News
Tech News
Up Front
HBCU TechNet

Quick search
Type search term(s) for
articles, places or events,
then hit enter
Advanced Search

Articles older than two
are available in our
Archives back to 1990.
(free search and retrieval)


Interested in Advertising on our Job Board?
Black Engineer provides black technology news and information about black engineering, black entrepreneurs, black technology, black engineers, black education, black minorities, black engineer of the year awards (BEYA) and historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) from black community in US, UK, Caribbean and Africa. Find out more about your reader demographics, web-traffic, and valued added client services.
Click here to contact us.

Tech News

Students learn benefits of hackathons
By Gale Horton Gay
Sep 24, 2013, 19:15

Email this article
 Printer friendly page

Powered by Career Communications Group

Last year, hackathons popped up across the country at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and young people flocked to them. Not to worry. Hackathons aren’t as ominous as they may sound. In fact, hackathons are extremely positive events, bringing together coders, designers and others to create something — software, website, etc. The kicker is, it’s all done in a super-short timeframe — from 24 hours to over a weekend.

In early 2013, Black Founders, a San Francisco organization dedicated to promoting diversity in the technology industry, launched its first hackathon, HBCUHacks, in Atlanta. The event attracted students from Atlanta University Center, which includes Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University. Others followed at Howard University and Morgan State University.

“These events were significant, mainly because this was the first hackathon for many of the students,” says Hadiyah Mujhid, a co-founder and director of education outreach with Black Founders. “In addition, the hackathon was promoted to other majors outside of computer science, so, for some students, this was their first time coding.”

The events are staged as competitions, and the best projects are awarded prizes such as cash, tablets and games. And, there are other potential benefits.

“Our sponsors are also hiring for interns and full-time positions,” the site states. “Come to the event, meet the startups working with us, and possibly land a position.”

comments powered by Disqus
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Promoting STEM

The development of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers is integral to America's advancement. Career Communications Group publications--US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine, Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine and Women of Color magazine--offer a blueprint for continued growth and success in STEM fields by highlighting progress and people at all stages of the STEM pipeline; from the college student taking his first engineering courses to the senior executive managing the projects that will change the ways we live.

About CCG

A Unique Company Providing Unique Opportunities Career Communications Group, Inc. was founded 25 years ago with a unique mission: To promote significant achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics professional careers. We are a socially conscious diversity media company that recognize the mandate to inspire and promote excellence in our youth by telling the stories of the thousands of unheralded people striving for success. The people we reach provide top employers a unique opportunity to fulfill their mission of hiring this country’s most promising talent. We offer inspiring magazines, award-winning syndicated television programs and national conferences to reach hundreds of thousands of students and professionals who share these traits: A determination to succeed and the commitment to be personally responsible for that success. Their attitude of self-empowerment creates a unique hiring environment for companies and other organizations seeking top talent to diversify and strengthen their workforce.