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digitalundivided (DID) is a social enterprise that develops programs that increase the active participation of urban communities, especially women, in the digital space.

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#FOCUS100 Recap and plans for the future

Posted on October 10, 2014

The 2014 #FOCUS100 conference was a great success! As promised digitalundivided brought together some of the most influential thought leaders in tech, top and a few “Old G’s” sharing their stories from the trenches. It’s still catching fire on twitter from the feeling shared, and some big news we announced on the last day…

The placement gaps and perception of people of color and women in tech is the buzz of the moment, literally on the tip of everyones’ tongues in media, and illustrated by some of the speakers at FOCUS.

F100 Facebook Mentoring Sessions

Dope info was shared throughout, but just a few highlights from the weekend… 

On the digital divide: “I don’t think we don’t have a lack of access to the Internet, now the divide is about how we use our time online” – Lauren M. Bias @LaurenMBias

 


On early exposure to tech culture: “When you look at the word “hack”, you learn its about exploring the limits of what’s possible” - Kalimah Priforce (@priforce


On diversity in hiring practices “We want to banish: They just don’t apply. We don’t know where to find them. There aren’t any.”  Laura Weidman Powers @laurawp of @CODE2040


On inherent bias: “…the politcs of search engine and social media platforms are important. There are biases at work proven through study.” Dr. Safiya Noble (@safiyanoble)


On Starting Up: “Life is out here. Get out of your head. Stop diagramming. You got to do it out here.” – Omar Epps @OmarEpps

F100 Fireside with Omar Epps and ALilling

That’s really just the tip of the iceberg! Check out more about the weekend on our #Storify

 


As we are sure you’ve heard on the twitter – this year was the last year of FOCUS conference.

lastfocus

*wait wait, don’t cry*

digitalundivided has been, and will always be, FOCUSed on curating, developing and acknowledging the invisble voices in tech. Our FOCUS Fellows program has been impactful in positioning urban entrepreneurs for success, by making accessible those things that have seemed elusive to some. Access to resources for business growth, such as business plan development and brand marketing insight. Access to knowledge and operational resources through mentorship and advisory board leadership. Lastly, access to much needed capital through introductions to investors that write checks to fund urban startups.

Our current efforts still include our events programs (START, GROW, INVEST), expanding the FOCUS Fellows program to a residency incubator that will continue to provide stellar mentorship and entrepreneurship development to newbie founders – which will culminate in a demo day each October as you have come to expect from FOCUS100.

You can apply for the FOCUS Fellows program for 2015 here: f6s.com/FocusFellows

 STAY TUNED!

TW: @DigUnDiv / FB: DigitalUndivided

 

#FOCUS100 Global Mobile Hackathon!

Posted on October 10, 2014

#FOCUS100 Global Mobile Hackathon was unlike any other hack ever experienced! For the first time the power of the ideas was placed in the hands of young kids. They were the subject matter experts consulting with developers on what skills and tools were needed to solve their problem. YES, the students were the CEOs!

digitalundivided’s Global Mobile Hack is a day long hackathon dedicated to creating innovative ways to increase access to data/information on mobile platforms in urban communities around the world. 

With over half of it’s participants under the age of 18, it was interesting to see the dynamics between the young new coders and the seasoned vets! Students attended from Allstar Code, Elite Education, Girl Scouts, Gateway and Black Girls Code.

We know what you’re all here for though – you want to know who WON!
The team prize winners for GMH are as follows: 
Best in Show: Best overall app
Prize: $2,500 (to be split with team)
Blendoor

Best Concept: Best idea for an app
Prize: $1,000
Hood Geeked

Design Prize: Best designed app
Prize: $500
LunchTime
Chack.co
(tie)

Entertain Us Prize: Best presentation by a team
Prize: $250
Blendoor
The Individual prize winners for GMH are: 
Newbie Prize: Best app by someone new to Hackathons
Prize: $50 Gift card to Best Buy
Masai B.

Community Prize: Best app by someone(s) from the community served by the App
Prize: $50 Gift card to Best Buy
Janaia A.

We can’t wait for next years hack!

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