Post by: Michelle Mendieta Mitchell

Around the Bay, Education, Tech Life

Work Local Awards Shine Light on Local Business

20 Apr , 2016  

Work Local Awards 2016

Code Berkeley has partnered with Localwise, the local job community, for the 2016 Work Local Awards, happening April 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Port Kaiser Center in Oakland. The Work Local Awards shine a light on the best San Francisco Bay Area businesses. Out of more than 1,000 nominations, 48 of the […]

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Around the Bay, Diversity in Tech

Tech Diversity Focus of Berkeley Startup Job Fair

27 Jan , 2016  

Berkeley Tech Diversity

Promoting tech diversity at Berkeley startups is the aim of a job fair taking place Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at NextSpace Berkeley from 5-7 p.m. Representatives from Code Berkeley and its magazine Mag Berkeley, which has looked at tech diversity from a variety of angles, will be on hand to describe the curriculum available at […]

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Diversity in Tech

7 Tips for Women in Tech to Stand Out

26 Feb , 2015  

Code Berkeley

Michael Choi, founder and chief instructor of Coding Dojo, a coding bootcamp in Seattle and San Francisco, wrote a commentary for Fortune with tips for women in tech to break through the male-dominated programming and developing fields. In writing about the tech gender gap, Choi noted: As Google… recently revealed, women make up only 17% […]

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Diversity in Tech

50 Tech Women Changing Silicon Valley

19 Feb , 2015  

Code Berkeley

Code Berkeley applauds Tech.co’s latest article by Will Schmidt about “50 Women in Tech Dominating Silicon Valley.” As Schmidt writes: Consider what an array of diverse viewpoints does in terms of the collaborative process, idea generation, and company culture. It spawns success. And that success is evident in Tech Cocktail’s impressive list, which includes “50 […]

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Tech Life

TableAir Rises to Attention

13 Feb , 2015   Video

If Apple CEO Tim Cook is correct that “sitting is the new cancer,” as MarketWatch reported he said at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, you might want to take a look at the TableAir from London-based designer Lukas Lukoševičius. Yes, it costs the princely sum of $2,146 (while the IKEA low-tech version costs […]

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Around the Bay, Diversity in Tech

A Room of One’s Own…To Code

13 Feb , 2015  

GirlsWhoCode

The Oakland Public Library’s Dimond Branch now has Girls Who Code, a free weekly program for girls in 6th to 12th grade. Instructor Ian McKellar, a Google Senior Software Engineer, teaches skills to create websites and apps as well as develop leadership and marketing skills. The Girls Who Code Club meets Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. […]

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Tech Life

Is This The Virtual Reality Future?

12 Feb , 2015   Video

As the San Francisco Chronicle reports, River, the new virtual reality (VR) accelerator led by venture capitalist Mike Rothenberg, has announced its first class. Are these startups a sneak peek into the future of VR? Here are some of the 13 accelerator projects that caught Code Berkeley’s eye: Fove is helping kids who can’t use […]

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Around the Bay

Photoshop Wizard John Lund to Speak in SF Feb. 19

6 Feb , 2015  

EleUnicycle_droneBaby

Is the stork really in danger of losing his job to a drone? How can an elephant ride a mid-air unicycle? In stock photographer John Lund‘s world, all of these scenarios can become a reality by compositing images in Photoshop. Lund, known for his conceptual imagery, will speak at the American Photographic Artists (APA) San Francisco Creative […]

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Diversity in Tech

Is This What Newsweek Thinks of Women in Tech?

6 Feb , 2015  

Newsweek

In the recent Newsweek article about women in Silicon Valley, writer Nina Burleigh shows us the dark side of what some women in technology have faced: few prospects for getting investors, a lack of mentors, a bro culture where sexism is not only rampant but many times accepted. It seems the adage of “boys being […]

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