Code A Brighter Future Hackathon: Black Girls Code teams with Colgate-Palmolive
- Yvette Caslin for Rolling Out May 4th, 2017
- Source: http://rollingout.com/2017/05/04/code-brighter-future-hackathon-black-girls-code-teams-colgate-palmolive/#1
More than 150 young girls convened this past weekend at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn for the “Code A Brighter Future” Hackathon, a partnership between Colgate and Black Girls CODE (BGC), a nonprofit on a mission to teach one million black girls computer programming by 2040. Throughout this 2 ½ day free Hackathon workshop, the young girls between ages 12 to 17 worked in teams with individual mentors to build and design apps, learn to code and present their prototypes to a panel of guest judges, including entrepreneurs, founders, developers, esteemed journalists and Facebook analysts.