JUSTIN HULL, DET1
The Hidden Genius Project
by The Hidden Genius Project
5d ago
Before joining our Intensive Immersion Program, Justin Hull (Detroit Cohort 1 Hidden Genius Alum) considered himself to be antisocial and often struggled to stay motivated to achieve his goals. Everything changed once Justin entered our program as he learned how to open up and be more sociable with his peers. In addition to learning how to code and be a leader, Justin thrived in our game development track which propelled him to win the Baba Lemon Best App Award last year in Detroit. We sat down with 16-year-old Justin to get a firsthand account of his journey, and to learn more about the ..read more
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7th Annual Black Joy Parade Highlights
The Hidden Genius Project
by The Hidden Genius Project
5d ago
On Sunday, February 25, The Hidden Genius Project participated in the 7th Annual Black Joy Parade in Downtown Oakland. Throughout the day, we hosted activations at our national headquarters building in our Alumni Center (located on the ground floor) and Ubuntu Center (a Best Buy Teen Tech Center on the 2nd Floor) for young people and community members from across the Bay Area. They had the fun opportunity to participate in creative workshops, meet our team, interact with our alumni, and learn more about The Hidden Genius Project. In addition, our student alumni proudly marched in the pa ..read more
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TECHNOLOGY PHASE: ALUMNI VENTURE SEED FUND 2023-24
The Hidden Genius Project
by The Hidden Genius Project
5d ago
Our Genius Founders have completed the Technology Phase in our Alumni Venture Seed Fund. This phase provided our young founders with the opportunity to learn how to pick their technology stack and source developers. In addition, our Geniuses were trained on how to monitor, report, and track bugs on technical projects. GENIUSES KEY TAKEAWAYS Jahrai Haile, RICH4 Hidden Genius Alum “The technology phase was instrumental in cultivating my business. I got the opportunity to network with some great individuals and get great insight into how I should build out my database ..read more
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Empowering Black Male Youth in Tech
The Hidden Genius Project
by The Hidden Genius Project
5d ago
By: CSForAll Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 CSforALL Member and active participant, The Hidden Genius Project, a national non-profit driven by a deep belief in the potential of Black male youth and a passion for creating a more equitable tech landscape, is familiar with CSforALL’s approach to creating positive system change for its members and the wider computer science education community. Specifically, this national organization has been a CSforALL Member for six years, a 2023 Commitment Maker, and a participant in the CSforALL Summit. They are also involved in ..read more
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How The Hidden Genius Project Nurtures Black Male Youth in Tech & Beyond
The Hidden Genius Project
by The Hidden Genius Project
1w ago
By: Jacob Johnson | Codecademy Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 There are tons of organizations working hard to address the racial gap in tech and make the industry more diverse by empowering people from underrepresented groups with the skills they need to lead lucrative and fulfilling careers. To commemorate Black History and Futures Month, we sat down with one organization to learn more about what empowering communities of color looks like in practice. Introducing: The Hidden Genius Project. The Hidden Genius Project is a national organization that equips Black male high school stude ..read more
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6 Black Professional Organizations Empowering BIPOC in Tech
The Hidden Genius Project
by The Hidden Genius Project
1w ago
By: Jacob Johnson | Codecademy Date: Friday, February 2, 2024 When job opportunities are scarce and competition is fierce, having a network of allies in your corner who can offer guidance or even open a few doors makes all the difference. But with Black people and other POC comprising only fractions of the tech workforce, networking opportunities within those communities can be limited. The good news is: there are tons of cool organizations working hard to nurture and advance the careers of BIPOC in tech. Let’s explore a few in celebration of Black History Month. The Hidden Genius Proj ..read more
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The Hidden Genius Project aims to mentor Black young men through STEM
The Hidden Genius Project
by The Hidden Genius Project
3w ago
By: Velena Jones | NBC Bay Area Reporter Date: February 6, 2023 A nonprofit organization that started in Oakland with a mission to mentor Black young men and transform their life through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics now has spread across the country. Velena Jones reports. Click HERE to watch the original video. The post The Hidden Genius Project aims to mentor Black young men through STEM appeared first on The Hidden Genius Project ..read more
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Looking Ahead to the Future During Black History Month
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by The Hidden Genius Project
3w ago
By: Sharan Street | California Local Date: February, 1, 2024 Today marks the beginning of Black History Month, an observance with a history dating back almost 100 years. Its creator, Carter G. Woodson—also the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History—created the seed for this enduring tradition in 1926 with the first Negro History Week, set to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass (celebrated Feb. 14) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12). In 1976, this vitally important history lesson was extended to the entire month of February during the presid ..read more
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Will 2024 Be the Year of Responsible AI?
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by The Hidden Genius Project
3w ago
By: Yolanda Botti-Lodovico and Vilas Dhar | Project Syndicate Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 As artificial intelligence becomes ubiquitous, we have an opportunity to harness its power to bring about an equitable, prosperous future. But to achieve this, we must heed the lessons of the digital revolution, maintain the current momentum, and prioritize fairness over corporate profits. CHICAGO/WASHINGTON, DC – The start of 2024 has been marked by a wave of predictions regarding the trajectory of artificial intelligence, ranging from optimistic to cautious. Nevertheless, a clear consensus h ..read more
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ROBERT BRYANT, OAK6
The Hidden Genius Project
by The Hidden Genius Project
1M ago
Without question, Robert Bryant (Oakland Cohort 6 Hidden Genius Alum) learned how to believe in himself thanks to the support and guidance he received in our Intensive Immersion Program. While grappling with the challenges of coding in the program, the brotherhood fostered within The Hidden Genius Project became a pillar of support for Robert, reshaping his approach to learning and leadership. Now a junior at Albany State University majoring in biology, Robert is excited to start his Doctors in Italy Fellowship Program this summer as he pursues his dream of becoming a cardiovascular surge ..read more
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