Watch the Black Girls Code Documentary, Problem Solve w/ BGC, & Converse w/ SAP!

  • Aug 13, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • TechSoup Global Office

Join us on August 13th for a screening of the Black Girls CODE short documentary with staff from Black Girls CODE!

After the documentary they'll talk about their expanded Summer of CODE 2013 which will bring their mobile lab to 10 new cities and reach 2,000 more girls. Then we'll brainstorm with them and see we can help them solve one or two technology challenges they're facing.

Watch the preview here on YouTube.

More about them:

Black Girls CODE is a nonprofit organization whose mission has transformed to a global movement to give young girls of color the tools to become inventors, leaders and creators of their own future in the world’s technology economy. To date they have educated and introduced computer programming to over 1,200 girls of color (Black, Latina and Native American).

Since last year's Summer of CODE 2012 campaign, Black Girls CODE has received request from over 80 cities around the nation and Caribbean Islands asking us to bring their workshops to those communities Dedicated to their mission they are once again bootstrapping and looking for your help to join them on their mission in building the next generation of techies in these 10 new cities.

Together we can #ChangeTheRatio #1GirlAtATime.

Also, we'll have Nish Pangali who is in charge of the Technology Donation program at SAP's Corporate Social Responsibility.

She'll talk about the use of data for the social benefit.

What to expect:

***Doors Open at 6:00 PM; Film Screening starts at 6:45PM PM***

  • Light Refreshments and Snacks
  • Mingle with supporters and volunteers
  • A conversation with Nish Pangali from SAP
  • Film Screening: Black Girls CODE Short Documentary
  • Learn more about the Summer of CODE campaign and Black Girls CODE's vision
  • Problem solving and Q & A with Black Girls CODE's staff

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  • William J

    - Very well crafted. Set a great tone, while avoiding over-used celebrities.
    - Excellent! Snacks were very tasty -- if oddly cross-cultural for SF. (sausage & dessert w/bacon, not lean fowl, fruit & veggies.)
    - I didn't understand BGC is only in its 2nd year, and only has 2 full-time workers.
    - Some of the recommendations I heard seemed VERY insightful, manageable and potentially effective -- e.g.: click to donate button on Facebook.
    - I'd thought of SAP as only for biz with >10,000 employees; Ms.Nassi clarified SAP efforts targeting smaller enterprises.

    As with most good events, it felt like we could have used more time.

    2 · August 15, 2013

    • Regina W.

      They can speak for themselves, but I know that they're scaling at a pace that has even surprised them. However, also they're working lean and trying to channel resources into actually achieving their mission vs. being top-heavy. Hopefully, someone from BGC can chime in on the other questions, but I'm very impressed that they're scaling so well with with they have and this great team of volunteers. :)

      August 15, 2013

  • Regina W.

    Thanks to everyone who came to the event! Thanks, of course, to Black Girls Code! I created a Storify for this event. Check it out and feedback is welcome:

    August 14, 2013

  • Jack H.


    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Doug M.

    won't make it to the city tomorrow, but keep me posted on how to help

    1 · August 11, 2013

    • Regina W.

      Sorry you can't make it but thanks for switching your RSVP. You can contact BGC here http://www.blackgirls...­ to volunteer and via email here about other ways to help: [masked].

      August 12, 2013

  • Doug M.

    won't make it to the city tomorrow, but keep me posted on how to help.

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ah, shoot, work got in the way.

    August 11, 2013

    • Regina W.

      Sorry you can't make it but much thanks for freeing up your spot. :)

      August 11, 2013

  • Amy J.

    Regina, will the BGC crew be there a bit early (or lag later) to interview for

    1 · August 8, 2013

    • Regina W.

      Amy - I sent you a message and haven't heard back. Please use the "contact" link under the logo to message me. Thanks.

      1 · August 10, 2013

    • Amy J.

      got it. now fllwg you on Twitter, will DM you and go for an e-interview as backup...

      1 · August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, I'm a black girl who codes! I'd love to come out and support the little ones who are going to do bigger things than I can

    4 · August 6, 2013

  • Rauhmel Fox, CEO, W.

    I am interviewing for Objective-S/he℠ A Documentary Film about women in technology.

    2 · July 28, 2013

  • Mark P.

    I am very interested what is being done to help educate people here or across the globe. but no location or gender limitations have been mentioned but this guy definitely wants to come.

    1 · July 23, 2013

    • Regina W.

      There aren't any, so we'll see you there.

      3 · July 23, 2013

    • Mark P.

      Thank you much, Regina! I AM looking forward to it!

      2 · July 23, 2013

  • Cynthia F.

    Can't wait!

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • Vincent R.

    Very cool!

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Darius D.

    This is great, Regina!

    1 · July 21, 2013

    • Regina W.

      Glad you're excited! Make sure to spread the word as we want a full house! :)

      1 · July 21, 2013

  • Lyndal C.

    Hi, this looks really cool. I'll be in Australia for the next few months - is there somewhere I can download the short film?

    July 20, 2013

    • Regina W.

      Best to contact BCG directly re the documentary. I've linked their website in the event description.

      July 20, 2013

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