Le Lézard
Classified in: Tourism and vacations, Transportation, Science and technology, Business
Subjects: TDS, BLK, FVT

BLACK ENTERPRISE And American Airlines Bring Together Students From Nearly 30 Historically Black Colleges And Universities For 6th Annual BE Smart Hackathon

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BLACK ENTERPRISE's 6th Annual BE Smart Hackathon, hosted by American Airlines, will be produced as a completely live-streamed, virtual experience from October 9-10, 2020. This year's hack, "Tech Super Heroes UNITE!," brings together teams of more than 200 students, from nearly 30 Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCUs), to compete for prizes from American Airlines and other leading technology partners supporting the event.

The BE Smart Hackathon provides HBCU students with valuable opportunities to network and build relationships, gain mentorship, engage in career preparation, and add meaningful experience to their resumes in anticipation of pursuing employment in a tech industry eager to recruit more diverse talent. Students will also benefit from virtual workshops on the latest technologies?including artificial intelligence, data analytics, and natural language processing?from key employees at Microsoft, IBM, HP and many others tech companies.

"For decades, technology companies have lamented their ineffectiveness at finding and recruiting African American talent," says Black Enterprise President and CEO Earl "Butch" Graves Jr. "HBCUs have been the source of top-notch talent in practically every industry. Our annual BE Smart Hackathon, in partnership with American Airlines, not only identifies and showcases promising Black talent, but provides platforms for those companies to recruit them for internships and jobs."

Each year BE Smart Hackathon participants are recruited for internships and full-time job opportunities at American Airlines and its technology partners. American Airlines will have its technical staff mentor each team during the 24-hour hackathon. The mentors will help remove any roadblocks and offer advice to the teams on preparing (and giving) their presentation to the judges. 

BLACK ENTERPRISEyour ultimate source to build Wealth for Life, is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers. A multimedia company, BE also produces video programming, business, and lifestyle events, Web content, and digital media. Visit www.blackenterprise.com for more information.

SOURCE Black Enterprise

These press releases may also interest you

27 nov 2020
realme has proven itself once again to not only be a reliable smartphone brand but one that excels and pushes past limits as it hit the 50 million mark in sales, just 2 years since it was established. Not long after reaching this milestone,...

27 nov 2020
The third-party banking software market is expected to grow by USD 3.04 bn, progressing at a CAGR of over 8% during the forecast period. Download Free Sample Report The growing use of digital payment solutions is one of the major factors propelling...

27 nov 2020
Despite the pandemic, more than 70% of the Global 1000 executives are still optimistic about meeting or exceeding 2020 growth targets, according to Everest Group. By rapidly recalibrating business models and quickly adopting work-from-home...

27 nov 2020
iLOOKABOUT Corp. ("ILA" or "the Company") today announced that its unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, and the related Management's Discussion and Analysis...

27 nov 2020
JEMTEC Inc. (the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on its financial performance for the year ended July 31, 2020. The following results show the Company continues to improve it's financial strength, with no debt, strong liquidity and...

27 nov 2020
Pond Technologies Holdings Inc. (the "Corporation" or "Pond")  announces that the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements of the Corporation for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and the related management's...

News published on 8 october 2020 at 10:00 and distributed by: