Take a quick look around Lake Merritt, and it’s hard not to notice a number of new developments. From the affordable housing units going up along Grand Ave., the Emerald Views apartments to the west and the new Lake Merritt Apartments off First Ave., building is booming in Oakland.
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- March 7, 2014
It’s been a great week in Oakland Tech. Make this week even better by visiting a few of these events and meet others dedicated to making Oakland a sustainable, equitable tech hub.
Sunday, March 9
Tech is booming, right? We all know that.
According to a new survey of 200 tech CEOs released by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, 59 percent expect to add jobs in 2014—up 13 percent from last year. Other reports from the San Francisco Business Times suggest that by 2020 there could be 1 million more jobs in tech than there are qualified candidates.
But the surge in tech hiring hasn’t lifted all boats. Both people of color and women are behind men in being hired for jobs, enrolling in classes, and graduating with degrees suitable for tech careers.
- March 4, 2014
Former NAACP president & CEO Ben Jealous will focus on social impact investments in tech startups and community organizations that narrow gaps
(Oakland, CA)- Benjamin Todd Jealous, who served as President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) until last December, will join the Kapor Center for Social Impact as a partner, the Center announced today.
- February 10, 2014
This weekend, Impact Hub Oakland kicked off with Oakland’s first Startup Weekend Black Male Achievement (SWOBMA). Van Jones gave the keynote at Saturday’s evening reception and shared his vision for Rebuild The Dream’s latest program: #YesWeCode, a major initiative to help train 100,000 low-opportunity youth become the next generation of world-class computer programmers.