#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.