Silicon Harlem’s Youth Education & Career Conference 2.0

By Diane Allford

On Saturday, August 8th, Silicon Harlem and the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, held the Youth Education & Career Conference 2.0 for teens and young adults.

The event was hosted by Our Children’s Foundation and STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math), and locally sponsored by Harlem World magazine during Harlem Week 2015.


hackathon slide imageIt was an all day affair filled with information on careers in technology, a panel discussion with working professionals who code and a Hackathon competition.

Panelist shared information ranging from how to approach a career in computer science, 21st century jobs, networking with others in the field and keeping up to date and staying informed on the latest tech news, developments, and software.

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During the Hackthon portion of the conference, participants formed different groups to develop concepts for apps and compete to win prizes and an opportunity to tour companies such as Buzz Feed and Pandora.  The main focus in developing concepts for apps was in the areas of Education, Arts, Health, and Community.

On Saturday, August 15th and Sunday, August 16th, Silicon Harlem will host a Game-A-Thon event at Harlem Week’s Children’s Festival.

For more information about upcoming Silicon Harlem events visit

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