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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Hack The Hood graduates 23 students in Oakland

On August 14, 2014, Oakland’s Hack The Hood celebrated the conclusion of a six-week summer program for 23 young people who all learned how to create websites for local businesses as a way to begin to train for tech careers. The graduation ceremony was held in Oakland’s uptown neighborhood, in the new Impact HUB Oakland

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Oakland startup Educents brings savings to educators

It’s a sad truth that teachers dig into their own pockets to buy supplies for their classrooms, typically spending $500 a year. What if they could spend $20 instead of $90 for, say, science curriculum game apps,...

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Oakland’s alternative incubators

Business Incubators could be a huge resource for creating the kind of local, sustainable, inclusive businesses that will promote the revitalization of Oakland, as opposed to its gentrification. Unfortunately, the flaw of a catch-all term like “business...

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Closing the graduation gap at Mills College and UC Merced: There’s an app for that

Brioxy, an interactive planning application aimed at meeting the needs of young people of color, is coming soon to a web browser near you. Brioxy founder B. Cole and her team of techies built the online tool...

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Building the real sharing economy in the East Bay

One minute, hard and fast, is not much time in which to explain an idea, especially if that idea is a proposal for an innovative new sharing economy model that is going to bridge the wealth gap....

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Tech4Good comes to Oakland with new economic models

An organization that has been a staple of the Alt Tech scene in San Francisco is now hosting events in Downtown Oakland.  It is another sign that Oakland is definitely becoming a major place to hold gatherings...

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Oakland artist and entrepreneur Monique Harris: At the vanguard of art, technology, and disability

There is no denying that Monique Harris is an artist, first and foremost. I came across her artwork featured at Actual Café a few weeks ago, and I’m lucky I did. Waiting for my lunch, I found...

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

UPDATE – Emeryville’s TubeMogul to go public in big IPO

UPDATE – TubeMogul on Thursday morning filed an amendment to its stock offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission significantly lowering the offering price to $7 to $8 a share from its stated $11 to $13 a share offering as...

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Will Tesla’s open source patents mean more electric cars in Oakland?

It’s not unlike Tesla to take the road less traveled. Since its beginnings as a startup electric car company in the midst of a historically gasoline-powered industry, Tesla has continued to gain widespread attention for its unconventional...

Friday, July 11th, 2014

New app shows Oakland schools’ academic performance–right on your phone

There’s a new app about Oakland public schools that might help parents figure out which schools are strong and where their kids might be well served. Usable on a desktop or mobile device, it’s free at http://bit.ly/OaklandScoreMap, and it’s...

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