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Growing Oakland’s Tech Workforce

April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and the The East Bay College Fund for a tech industry education and workforce briefing on April 5th, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kapor Center for Social Impact, 2148 Broadway in Oakland.

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Techqueria: Designers in Oakland Meetup

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Designers are an important part of companies from any size and type. Join us for an evening of talks with some very talented designers that work at different companies in Oakland, talking about: - How to succeed as a graphic designer -  Advantages and challenges that they have experienced through their carreers - What are some differences being a designer for a non-profit, a startup, a big company or an agency - Working in Oakland Our speakers include:  - Caio Gaba -…

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Founders Fireside Chats

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Every First Friday in Oakland, join us at the Kapor Center for all things tech entrepreneurship! You'll have the opportunity to meet other current and aspiring founders, potential future team members, and even potential investors. Join us over food & drinks as we demystify entrepreneurship alongside inspiring, successful founders. Be ready to be inspired by a tech entrepreneur who will share her/his journey through the highs & lows.

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TechLore Book Discussion of Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

At TechLore we’re coming together to build a community that promotes self-awareness and exploration through literature. Let's empower each other and stay accountable as we critically look at how our work impacts modern society and the greater world. Our tribal knowledge is shared within companies and acolytes of languages, frameworks or methodologies and each sect of our community has its own distinct traditions and best practices for success. Let’s work together to share our lore, acknowledge our intersectionality and lift…

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Film Screening of Generation Startup with Leslie Miley

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an exclusive, one-night screening of GENERATION STARTUP, a feature documentary that follows six recent college graduates building startups in Detroit. Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and Academy Award-nominated Cheryl Houser, the film celebrates risk-taking, urban revitalization, and diversity while delivering a vital call-to-action—with entrepreneurship at a record low, the country’s economic future is at stake. Post screening Kapor Center for Social Impact and Oakland Startup Network will host a special fireside chat with Leslie Miley,…

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An Evening With Anita Hill & Ellen Pao

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a riveting conversation between two women who became symbols of a movement. Hill and Pao will candidly discuss workplace bias and harassment spanning over decades to current-day conversations. Get Tickets Here  

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Fixing the Leak: A screening and discussion on Computer Science in Oakland Schools

April 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for dinner and a discussion into the fixes to Silicon Valley's leaky pipeline happening right here in Oakland.

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Oakland Hacks II

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

The first hackathon in Oakland run by high school students for high school students. A Hackathon is an event in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.

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Tech Diversity Week

April 25 @ 1:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Tech Diversity Week pulls in diverse sets of people within higher education, tech companies and junior & high school education to celebrate and advance diversity in the technology industry over a five-day period of events, including fairs, concerts, panels, workshops, and award ceremonies. The occasion will serve as an opportunity to bring together the brightest minds and let them bounce ideas off one another concerning tech, diversity, inclusion and the cross-sections in between.

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Passport to Tech Career Pathways: An Employer-Led Coaching Tour

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Calling Oakland’s diverse, job & internship-ready tech talent! The Tech Talent Pathways Partnership has teamed up to connect you to local, hiring employers across an array of fun and rewarding tech pathways, including software engineering, dev ops, IT, cyber security, digital/web media & animation Tour career pathways of your choice via intimate, employer-led coaching groups. Employees from leading companies will demo current projects/products, talk about the skills they use on the job, and answer your questions about how to get…

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