Twin Cities Blacks in Technology to host event focused on disrupting inequities in Minnesota
Next weekend, June 4 and 5, Twin Cities Blacks in Technology will host Code Switch: Disrupting Inequity, a civic hackathon focused on generating ideas and solutions to the gaps and inequities that affect Minnesotans.
Code Switch will connect community members with thought leaders and technology developers interested in issues around equity and diversity to collaborate intensively on projects that change our community. Great solutions are born when innovators from the community lead the development process—from idea to launch.
No coding experience necessary
Community members, designers, project managers, programmers and people who just want to learn – techies and non-techies – Code Switch is free and for everyone!
Participants will join teams and work on projects that address closing the achievement gap, enhancing economic opportunity, strengthening civic engagement, improving health & wellness and expanding access and safety for communities of color. Projects can be technical or non-technical, and proposed by anybody (yes, anybody).
Saturday, June 4, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 5, 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Media should check in with contact Sharon Kennedy Vickers upon arrival to get a badge and help finding people to interview.
To register for the event, browse the schedule and learn more, visit http://www.codeswitch.mn/
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