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Oakland diversity in tech discussion focuses on solutions

Tuesday evening, BuildUp brought together panelists from a range of tech companies and organizations to discuss how to tackle the industry’s diversity problem. Building Innovation: Creating an Inclusive...
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Creating an inclusive technology system tonight at Impact Hub Oakland

“At BUILDUP, we are passionate about inclusion and having a tech ecosystem that represents and reflects the U.S. and the world,” says Wayne Sutton, who is a partner at the firm. On Tuesday, June 24, from 7...
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Danyel Smith reimagines the magazine with HRDCVR

Danyel Smith is in pitch mode. The Oakland native has a limited amount of time to spread the gospel of the project she is launching with her husband, Elliot Wilson. She has just a few days left until the...
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Adimu Madyun: Oakland-based Director Translates Spiritual Tradition Through Hip-hop

"I've seen this experience translated into classroom settings, text books and in intense educational documentaries," explains Adimu Madyun, also known as WolfHawkJaguar. "But, I wanted to translate it into...
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Mills Alum Thembisa Mshaka Talks Entertainment, Sexual Politics, Oakland’s Influence, and Mentorship in a Bottle

“I have this philosophy: No kneepads,” says Thembisa Mshaka, author of Put Your Dreams First: Handle Your Entertainment Business. “You’re not a soccer player, you shouldn’t be bring your knee pads...