December 4-9 2017

“consider the folks who sell the product, market the product, design the product, protect the product, and the recruiter who recruited them all”

— Minister, Akeem Brown

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December 1st 6:00pm

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Tech Night at Claremont Middle School

Celebrate CMS students and families using technology for creative and educational adventures, share the growing tech programs at Claremont, and build community. This event will feature free dinner and refreshments, free computer and reduced Internet sign up for qualified families, Doodle 4 Google contest and voting, coding games, and more! All families welcome, students must be accompanied by adults.
Claremont Middle School

Oakland, CA

December 2nd 9:00 AM

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Pixar for Educators

Teachers will visit Pixar to learn more about digital animation and motion graphics and how to use both tools to enhance classroom experiences.

Emeryville, CA

December 2nd 4:30pm

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Oakland Video Game Fest by Game Heads Day 1

On December 2-4, celebrate multiculturalism and tech at Gameheads’ Oakland Video Game Fest. The event features a game jam, bringing together aspiring game developers to plan, design and create a video game within the span of 48 hours. The event also features game design and development workshops for students and adults taught by industry professionals; exhibit booths showcasing indie games, artists and other showcases of STEAM talent from the community; a play space with curated video games; and more..
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Oakland, CA

December 3rd 9:00am

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Oakland Video Game Fest by Game Heads Day 2

Game Jam and workshops at Kapor Center for Social Impact 12 noon – 6 p.m. – Play Ground at United Roots Oakland .

Oakland, CA



December 4th 9:30am

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Oakland Video Game Fest by Game Heads Day 3

9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Game Jam and workshops at Kapor Center for Social Impact 12 noon – 4 p.m. – Play Ground at United Roots Oakland 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Game showcase and closing ceremonies at Kapor Center for Social Impact .

Oakland, CA

December 5th
10:30 AM

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Press Conference official launch of Oakland is Beyond

Join the Champions of Beyond at West Oakland Middle School for the Official launch of Computer Science Ed Week in Oakland.

Oakland, CA

December 5th
9:30 AM

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Salesforce coding @ West Oakland

Every single student at West Oakland Middle School will participate in coding and programming activities

Oakland, CA

December 5th
6:30 PM

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Black Girls CODE Bay Area Chapter Presents: Women of Color in Gaming Panel

The Bay Area Chapter of Black Girls CODE invites you to join us for a spirited and lively evening of conversation and connection, featuring some leading Women of Color in Gaming during Computer Science Education Week. This event will be an educational experience for girls, between the ages of 7 and 17, and their parents/guardians. PLANNED AGENDA 6:00 pm Registration/check-in begins (please plan to arrive with enough time to check-in) 6:30 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks 6:45 pm Panel begins 7:45pm Q & A with Panelists 8:00 pm Light Refreshments & Networking 8:30 pm Event ends This event is FREE and open to tech divas ages 7 to 17, their parents/guardians and the general public.

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December 6th
8:30 AM

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"Made with Code"

Google will host West Oakland Middle School girls at Google in SF for a fun and engaging day of tech related activities

San Francisco, CA

December 6th
9:00 AM

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UC Berkeley CS Education Day

All OUSD AP Computer Science Principles Students will convene at UC Berkeley to celebrate computer science.

Berkeley, CA

December 6th
9:00 AM

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La Escuelita

Volunteers from Comfy and Square will celebrate Hour of Code with Students

Oakland, CA

December 6th
1:00 PM

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Life Academy

Clever employess will visit and give an interactive presentation about brainstorming solutions and QR codes

Oakland, CA

December 6th
1:30 PM

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Madison Park Academy

A guest speaker from Google Visits

Oakland, CA

December 7th
8:30 AM

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United for Success Academy @ Salesforce

United for Success Academy will visit Salesforce

San Francisco, CA

December 7th
4:30pm

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Fashion in Technology (Hingeto)

FOR YOUTH INTERESTED IN FASHION: Hingeto is a digital fashion platform that lets brands and celebrities create and sell product with zero inventory risk.The Hingeto Team will connect and share with OUSD students about their digitplatform, how it got started, and how they are helping designers decrease cost to maximize profits.More importantly, they will share how technology helped them expand their passions, likes, and interests, and what it is like being an entrepreneur. Kapor Center for Social Impact 2148 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

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December 8th
8:00 AM

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CCPA Students Visit Facebook and NextDoor

Students @ Coliseum College Prep Academy will visit Facebook the social medai giant and NextDoor the app that connects communities.

Silicon Valley

December 8th
8:30 AM

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Castlemont High School

An EdTech investor to give a special presentation

Oakland, CA

December 8th
8:55 AM

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Roosevelt

Salesforce Employees Volunteer as guest speakers to teach app creation

Oakland, CA

December 8th
8:55 AM

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Frick Impact Academy

Salesforce Employees will spend the day with students talking about the many different opportunities in the tech sector

Oakland, CA

December 8th
4:00 PM

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Music & Technology (Pandora & Youth Aid)

Pandora Radio and Oakland Native & Platinum recording artist D'wayne Wiggins of Tony, Toni, Tone will host 20 OUSD students for a in-depth-hands-on apporach to the music industry. 4:00-4:15 Get everyone signed in and into the room 4:15-4:20 Everyone introduces themselves and mention an interest/why about tech and music 4:20-4:45 Music Genome Presentation/ Q&A 4:45-5:10 Curation Presentation/ Q&A 5:10-5:45 Sound Engineering/ Q&A 5:45-6:00 Tentative-Q&A ??

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December 8th 6:00 PM

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Oakland Emerging 100 Launch Event

Youth Business USA, Youth Impact Hub Oakland and the City of Oakland Mayor's Office are teaming up to launch the Oakland's Emerging 100 (OE 100) initiative with the mission to prepare, launch and grow 100+ underrepresented young entrepreneurs in Oakland each year. You are cordially invited to this free, community event to show your support for young innovators in Oakland. You'll have the opportunity to purchase a variety of food from our young entrepreneurs' businesses - and a drink is on the house! You can also do some holiday shopping. We hope to see you at Impact Hub Oakland on December 8th to meet a few of the OE 100 entrepreneurs and celebrate their success!.

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December 9th
8:55 AM

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Roosevelt

Salesforce Employees volunteer as guest speakers to teach app creation

Oakland, CA

December 9th
10:00 AM

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Street Academy (Tech in Marketing)

A google Adwords Employee will visit and give a special presentation

Oakland, CA

December 10th 9:00 AM

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Brothers Code 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 8AM-2PM | Merritt College, Oakland Brothers Code, an Oakland based event during Computer Science Education Week, is part of the larger Hour of Code initiative focused on introducing people all across the US to the basics of coding education. During this 4th Annual Brothers Code event, boys and young men of color in middle and high school are invited to join us to learn more about the skills and networks that can guide them to exciting opportunities within the tech sector. Additionally, we will also host a concurrent program for adults! We invite parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, counselors, champions, and any other interested adults to register to and learn how they might support young people to pursue technology pathways.

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December 10th 10:00 AM

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Black Girls CODE Bay Area Annual Robot Expo!

Black Girls CODE is thrilled to bring back to the Bay Area an exciting workshop that is all about ROBOTS! Join us for a fun and captivating educational experience where girls will learn about robots and how they communicate in an engaging atmosphere. They will combine hands-on activities using Lego WeDo/NXT kits with live demonstrations from area robotics organizations where the girls will interact with sophisticated robots, and learn real-world/business applications and uses for robotics. This class is intended for girls ages 7-17. Check-in begins at 9:00 AM. The event starts promptly at 10:00 AM. Participants do not need to bring their own laptops. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Limited scholarships are available by applying here:

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December 12th
4:00 PM

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Technology and Social Advocacy (Youth Organizing and Visual Storytelling)

United Roots will host OUSD Students and teach them how to use technology to organize other youth to take action and advocacy around the issues that impact them most.
2781 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA.

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December 12th
4:30pm

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Technology Related Sports Platforms

SPORTS-RELATED TECHNOLOGY PATHWAYS: The Golden State Warriors, TEAM, and Win-Win Fantasy Sports will introduce youth career pathways at the intersection of sports and technology, including: building an interactive NBA experience; leveraging software, video; and advanced analytics; and building a digital fantasy sports platform to support social good.
Kapor Center for Social Impact, 2148 Broadway, Oakland, CA

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December 13th
4:00 PM

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FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY (fin-tech)

The teams at Affirm and black-owned investment firm Blaylock Beal Van, LLC will teach OUSD students how they use tech to make sense of large amounts of information and make money in the stock/financial markets to generate great investment returns for their clients.
350 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 10th Floor Oakland, CA

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December 13th
4:30 PM

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TECHNOLOGY AND THE EMERGENCY ROOM

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency will introduce its health career pipeline programming through a presentation on uses of technology in an emergency room setting.
Kapor Center for Social Impact, 2148 Broadway, Oakland, CA

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December 16th
9:00 AM

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Oakland Legends

An event that will bring basketball teams from Chicago and Oakland together for a cultural exchange while exposing them to skills and networks that guide them to exciting opportunities within the tech sector. Golden State Warriors Talents, along with Sportstec Inc. Sports Business Development Vice President Anwar McQueen will participate in a brief Q&A to help highlight the wide range of tech opportunities available within the sports industry. After the Q&A, the student athletes will break into groups to engage in technical skills (including coding) related to technology development.

Oakland, CA

Date TBA
Time TBA

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Gaming, VR, and other Technologies

The David E. Glover Center for Technology invites OUSD students out to learn about gaming and Virtual Reality Technologies
6948 Foothill Blvd.

Oakland, CA

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#OaklandIsBeyond is a collaborative platform designed, organized, and implemented by Oakland Unified School District, The Hidden Genius Project, Kapor Center for Social Impact, and Oakland Public Education Fund to form a robust eco-system of community and corporate partners who believe it is absolutely imperative to expose students to opportunities in the tech sector that are beyond the code.

CS Education Week is typically celebrated by participating in the “Hour of Code”. An hour, however, is antithetical to our district goal of offering students universal computer science education. Therefore, we are looking to both deepen and broaden our offering.

These opportunities will be offered to your students through partners: Intel, Salesforce, SAP, The Hidden Genius Project, Level Playing Field Institute, Kapor Center for Social Impact, Golden State Warriors, Kaiser and the Oakland Public Education Fund. In addition to these companies, volunteers will come from Pandora, Uber, Cisco, Google, Clef, Pixar, LinkedIn, Nextdoor, Facebook, Github, the City of Oakland, EA, DropBox, Yelp, GE Digital, and Nest Labs, among others.

In addition to these school-based events, we will have numerous activities across a range of sectors (ex music, sports, fashion, political organizing, healthcare, etc.) available to your students over the course of the week. A schedule of these events will be shared shortly.

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