Latina tech founder creates wearable solution to those feeling targeted for their religion, race or sexual orientation

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in General, Good News, tech

Latina tech founder creates wearable solution to those feeling targeted for their religion, race or sexual orientation

GritoBlast! — “My Muslim friends are telling me they are having their hijabs ripped off, one was told to hang herself with it because it is no longer allowed here,” emailed Jacqueline Ros, a tech start-up founder in Colorado. “My Latino friends are being yelled at to stop speaking in Spanish and told to go back where they came from. One of my female friends on Facebook was told to “shut up (b word I won’t type)” because she is a woman and...

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Google and Hispanic Heritage Foundation complete ‘Code as a Second Language’ course in eight cities using CS-First curriculum

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Education, General, tech

Google and Hispanic Heritage Foundation complete ‘Code as a Second Language’ course in eight cities using CS-First curriculum

GritoBlast! – Google and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) completed the Code as a Second Language (CSL) course in eight cities using CS-First curriculum at middle and high schools in an effort to engage, introduce and teach computer coding to Latino high school students. Google and HHF will present the students with certificates of completion. “In order to provide America with a value proposition through Latino youth, we need to work backwards from what America needs...

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A day-long seminar focuses on accelerating Latino tech start-ups

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Conference, General, tech

A day-long seminar focuses on accelerating Latino tech start-ups

GritoBlast! — Accelerating Latino tech start-ups is the focus of a day-long seminar on September 16 (Tuesday) sponsored by Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM). Latino 2.0 features a full day of speakers, a pitch contest and breakout sessions for networking and finding project collaborators. Though the event takes place in New York City, live streaming of the event is available courtesy of GOOGLE. A few of the speakers slated to present are: Commissioner...

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