8 days ago

Amazon Leaders Panel TODAY

Today, The Minority Programmers is proud to host leaders at Amazon Web Services (AWS) from 6:30PM-7:30PM EST to discuss their lives as consultants for the world’s leading cloud platform, the work AWS is doing to improve the world, and how you can get involved!

Join here https://chime.aws/3162758092

Part of the AWS Panel include 

  • John Dancy, Global Head, Professional Services, Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services
  • Nate Lee-Deison, Engagement Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Nawal Scannell, Federal Civilian Practice Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

 

Please make sure to participate as AWS execs were…

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17 days ago

#BLMHackathon: AWS Virtual Coffee Talk

Amazon Web Services Virtual Coffee Chat

The Minority Programmers is proud to host leaders at Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Monday September 14th from 6:30PM-7:30PM EST to discuss their lives as consultants for the world’s leading cloud platform, the work AWS is doing to improve the world, and how you can get involved!

https://chime.aws/3162758092

 

Part of the AWS Panel include 

  • John Dancy, Global Head, Professional Services, Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services
  • Nate Lee-Deison, Engagement Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Nawal Scannell, Federal Civilian Practice Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

 

Please email minorityprogrammers@gmail.com if you have any…

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about 1 month ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the MinorityProgrammers: Black Lives Matter Hackathon gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


about 1 month ago

Congratulations, Feedback, & SVNTP Webinar

Hello BLM Hackathees,

Thank you so much for your work this past month! We were so happy to see the wide array of projects that were produced as a result of this event and hope to see the cotinuation of these efforts. We will shortly send your judge feedback through Devpost later today or tomorrow and are happy to get you in touch with our judges to get more in-depth feedback. 

Speaking of feedback, we would love if you gave us honest and critical feedback about this Hackathon, so feel free to fill out any part of this form https://forms.gle/Wb8vvxvF2KKN6h7RA

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about 2 months ago

People's Choice Voting ($1000) on Twitter

Hello Hackathees,

We are officially in the judging period of our month-long Black Lives Matter Hackathon! Voting for the BLM Hackathon People's Choice Award ($1000) is open & ends Saturday midnight (EST). We have tweeted a description of every BLM project [retweet = 1 vote, favorite = 0.5 vote] (*In order to vote you must follow our twitter). The grand prize ($1800) and honorable mentions judging also ends this Saturday. We will announce the results this  Sunday August 9th at 1PM on our YouTube Channel

From,

The Minority Programmers Team

BLACK LIVES MATTER People's Choice Awards


about 2 months ago

Final call for submissions

There are only 3 days left to complete your submission for MinorityProgrammers: Black Lives Matter Hackathon.


about 2 months ago

Deadline Sunday + Pitch/Technical Office Hours

Hello Hackathees,

This Sunday 11:59PM is the deadline for the first GLOBAL Black Lives Matter Hackathon submission!

Caitie Sullivan, Program Manager at SAP (caitie.sullivan@sap.com), and Joseph Ham Operations & Experience Lead at SAP’s Silicon Valley Next Talent Program (SVNT) (joseph.ham@sap.com),  and Nate Lee-Deison, Engagement Manager at Amazon Web Services (leedeiso@amazon.com) are providing Presentation Consultations to coach with pitching+presenting your product, so teams make sure to email them to schedule a date for a consultation. Although we require a 5 minute product demo video for your team (Devpost submission), we encourage the video…

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2 months ago

Office Hours at 2pm TODAY

Hello BLM Hackathees,

A quick reminder for those who need technical whether it is getting an idea of the technologies necessary to complete your technology or a bug you can’t seem to fix, technical office hours are today on WebEx at 2pm.


2 months ago

Hackathon Starts TOMORROW: Teams & Office Hours

Hello BLM Hackathees,

Tomorrow the first GLOBAL Black Lives Matter Hackathon begins!

If you haven’t been placed into the team (size 1-5), join our discord server and post an introduction, your potential project idea, and your skillset on the #team-search channel and we will make sure to coordinate efforts to place you on a team by tonight..

Caitie Sullivan, Program Manager at SAP (caitie.sullivan@sap.com), and Joseph Ham, Operations & Experience Lead at SAP’s Silicon Valley Next Talent Program (SVNT) (joseph.ham@sap.com) are providing Presentation Consultations to coach with pitching+presenting your product, so teams make sure to…

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3 months ago

BLM Hackathon Pushed Back A Week Due to Support and Scaling

Hello BLM Hackathon Particpants,

Throughout this past week we have gotten tremendous support from corporations, students, citizens, non-profits, and competitors for the first GLOBAL Black Lives Matter Hackathon. Although we originally had this idea a week ago, we’ve already put together everything we need for a successful hackathon. Considering the deadline submissions were supposed to start on July 6 (this Monday) many potential corporate sponsors did not have time to complete the necessary paperwork to fulfill a financial obligation. At the same time, many people have been donating to the Hackathon’s goFundMe for a ($1000) People’s Choice award with…

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