To amplify Newark's #HourofCode 2016 experience Global Shapers Community Newark partnered with the Mayor's Office of Information Technology, Newark Public Schools (& students), Code for Newark and numerous tech professionals/entrepreneurs to host a global conversation. Using #CultureShape students were able to ask questions to stakeholders of Newark as well as experts in the field. With bit.ly/cultureshape you may view the entire conversation with added resouces.
It's purpose: provide a platform for students to voice their concerns, perspectives and ambitions while connecting teens with professionals and resources from around the world.
During that hour two Newark high schools participated with over 40 students engaged, Mayor Ras J Baraka tweeted alongside eight entrepreneurs, 3000 impressions, and nearly 300 tweets.. (And all the students tweeted from their respectives schools' accounts). Other partners include: @VAJAAH, The Web Development Group, @IAMALISHAGOLDEN, The Obrigado Group, FOWNDERS', @BRAGONE & @TOBYDATTOLO, @CAITLINDOCKER, Code for America, @ANTHONYFRASIER, Newark Venture Partners/Brick City Tech, and @THENICHOLS, The Palette Group
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Next Steps? Please share resources/tips for our youth via #CultureShape, Just Getting Started.