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October 2021

Tech Culture: How did we get here and how do we pivot?

October 28, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbtVnqkz7Rg The tech industry has historically excluded women and many underrepresented people of color. How did we get here and how do we pivot?

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November 2021

Mobilizing for Racial Justice: Protecting Our Communities from Algorithmic Bias

November 9, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free

https://youtu.be/RRaVbiyMbdY How can you be better informed about how these algorithms impact your life and your communities? Join us for this interactive panel with leading voices on algorithmic bias and what you need to know about in order to ensure we are building a more equitable tech future.

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Bias in Tech: Using Data to Advance DEIB

November 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

https://youtu.be/1ifYjV_cIxQ What can we do about bias in tech? Join us to identify knowledge gaps in your organization, use data to advocate for the benefits of DEIB, and more!

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Native Voices in CS Education and STEM

November 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

What are your hopes and dreams for the future of Native people in computer science education and STEM? Join us on 11/16 for our Native Voices in CS Education and STEM webinar!

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CRCS Framework Core Component 4: Student Voices

November 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

What’s the most authentic way to engage students as experts in the classroom so they can lead activities, support peer-to-peer teaching and offer critical feedback? Join our national panel of student leaders to learn about their own experience!

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February 2022

How to Talk to Your Boss About Race Book Launch Event

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Racism is the default in our society and nowhere is the issue of race more embedded than in the workplace. Fighting racism at work means pushing the workplace to become something that it has never been before—truly equitable. As we contend with the Great Resignation and the impact of Covid, particularly among those most marginalized, it’s become more critical than ever to talk about race in the workplace. Y-Vonne Hutchinson is the CEO and founder of ReadySet, a diversity and…

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Founders Making Waves in the Black Community

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

One of the hardest questions to answer when considering starting a VC-backed company is “Am I ready to start a company? How will my company succeed?” There are hundreds of thoughts that run through a founder's mind from the start and throughout their journey. Join us for a conversation with Clarence Bethea founder of Upsie moderated by Greg Bennett of Kapor Capital for an up-close look at his founder journey and raising a Series A.

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Fireside Chat with Author, Jim Lowry

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join Jim Lowry as he talks about lessons learned from his 30+ year career of minority business development. You’ll get practical strategies on securing the mentors, networks, and capital required for success as you pursue your dream of being a tech entrepreneur. You will also get a chance to win a copy of his new book, Change Agent: A Life Dedicated to Creating Wealth for Minorities.

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April 2022

State of the Black Tech Ecosystem

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Despite the commitments made by large tech corporations over the past couple of years, the State of Tech Diversity: The Black Tech Ecosystem report revealed that progress towards racial equity has stalled across the tech pipeline. What now? How do we create systemic solutions to address the barriers facing Black talent across traditional and alternative educational pathways, the tech workforce, and venture capital? Join us for a conversation with key experts in the racial justice x tech ecosystem space who…

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May 2022

SMASH x Humane Workshop: Mastering the Tech + Behavioral Interview (Virtual Workshop)

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Attention: If you’re ever planning on interviewing for a job, this workshop applies to you! Join us for the May 20th workshop on navigating and succeeding in the behavioral and technical interview process! This is the third and final session of the SMASH Summit series. It’s run in partnership with Humane and will be held at 4 PM PST. Angela is a creative problem solver who is passionate about amplifying underrepresented talent. Her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion calls…

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