Cultures

TechFrederick Hackathon Teams Create Software Solutions for Local Non-Profits

Friday, July 3, 2020 - 1:30pm

FREDERICK, Md., July 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --techfrederick, a coalition of local high-tech companies, completed its second Annual Hackathon this week, yielding incredible results for some Frederick area non-profits.

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  • FREDERICK, Md., July 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --techfrederick, a coalition of local high-tech companies, completed its second Annual Hackathon this week, yielding incredible results for some Frederick area non-profits.
  • ", said Ed Hinde, Executive Director, SHIP of Frederick County, "I had planned to replicate an app from a similar non-profit in LA.
  • Started in 2016, techfrederick focuses on connecting local professionals by providing advocacy, education, communication, and networking opportunities.
  • People really enjoyed building these applications because they know the things they built will get used", said techfrederick Hackathon Co-Chair Patrick Pierson of IronNet Cybersecurity.

Chicago Gen Z Tech Activist Launches Dollar Campaign to Fund Virtual CS Summer Camp for 1,000 Black Youth During Dangerous Times

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 8:42pm

The New Nerd Virtual Summer Camp is an 8-week program that combines computer programming and personal development for 5th - 9th graders.

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  • The New Nerd Virtual Summer Camp is an 8-week program that combines computer programming and personal development for 5th - 9th graders.
  • This is especially true for Black youth in Chicago this summer, who continually face threats from escalating violence and murders, historic racial unrest, and surging COVID-19 concerns.
  • His belief is that Black youth must first gain essential skills to play a meaningful role in shaping America's future.
  • Brock is a 15-year-old Co-Founder of Dream Hustle Code and New Nerd, computer science activist, speaker, rookie coder, and "soon-to-be" author.

Bespectacled announces the launch of TecXposition 2020 - Africa's premier tech event

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:30pm

LAGOS, Nigeria, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bespectacled Ltd. announces the official launch of TecXposition 2020, Africa's Premier tech event.

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  • LAGOS, Nigeria, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bespectacled Ltd. announces the official launch of TecXposition 2020, Africa's Premier tech event.
  • Due to the exceptional circumstances presented by COVID-19, the event will be 100% virtual in 2020.
  • TecXposition promises to deliver what Africa has been waiting for, the opportunity to view technology from a global lens, with local outcomes.
  • TecXposition 2020 (#tecXposition) will feature the following, albeit via a virtual platform: conference, exhibition, hackathon, an investor deal room, product and service launches, masterclasses, demos, innovation know-how and best-in-class thought leadership.

Facedrive and HiRide Announce Global Virtual Hackathon to Counter the Impacts of Covid-19

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 12:00pm

Furthermore, the top five entries will receive invitations to fully paid internships at Facedrive and HiRide to help transform their ideas into reality.

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  • Furthermore, the top five entries will receive invitations to fully paid internships at Facedrive and HiRide to help transform their ideas into reality.
  • The winning idea of the hackathon will be awarded up to CAD $100,000 cash if developed into a harnessed solution.
  • This is also why we are introducing the virtual hackathon, said Akshat Soni, CEO of HiRide.
  • HiRide is an entirely new, people powered global transport network that connects drivers with empty seats to passengers looking for a ride.

Bars and Nightclubs Hit Hard by the Outbreak of COVID-19 and the Age of Social-Distancing

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 8:15pm

As countries enacted lockdown measures, bars and nightclubs were among the first businesses ordered to close and are likely to be the last to reopen.

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  • As countries enacted lockdown measures, bars and nightclubs were among the first businesses ordered to close and are likely to be the last to reopen.
  • Since bars and nightclubs are typically designed for social interaction of large crowds it may be difficult to safely reopen them without a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • However, South Korea has reversed its recent decision to reopen nightclubs after a spike in infections was linked to venues in Seoul.
  • Several countries have laid out plans to reopen bars and nightclubs.

Braille Skateboarding, A Company Built From Viral Videos & Glass Skateboards, Announces More Glass Videos

Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 6:20pm

His skateboard company had cut him from their team and he had hours of footage that needed a home.

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  • His skateboard company had cut him from their team and he had hours of footage that needed a home.
  • After over 10 years of grinding out content Braille Skateboarding hit 500k subscribers March 30th 2015.
  • July 9th 2016 was the first glass skateboard video and really the point of take off for Braille.
  • Braille Skateboarding is a Skateboarding media company with over 6 Million followers across our social platforms.

UGAA Completes Seed Round Funding; Acquires Proprietary Learning Management System Platform

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 2:00pm

The proprietary Learning Management System is both versatile and one that is easy to operate for school systems, youth organizations, and student participants, says Dejan Matic, Chief Operating Officer and founder of Universal Gamers Amateur Association.

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  • The proprietary Learning Management System is both versatile and one that is easy to operate for school systems, youth organizations, and student participants, says Dejan Matic, Chief Operating Officer and founder of Universal Gamers Amateur Association.
  • UGAA wants to empower young people, and prepare its participants for leadership roles in their communities and beyond.
  • The acquisition and integration of the learning management system combined with the funds raised allows us to immediately begin generating revenue and securing school system commitments, says Patrick Kenny, Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Gamers Amateur Association.
  • The UGAA program provides STEM educational, leadership, and life skills courses with an eSport gaming component to school districts nationwide.

Sports Venues of Florida Announces Aggressive Ramp Up in Shadow Gaming Tournament Schedule and is Changing From a Free Platform to a Membership Based Platform

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 10:30am

Currently, Shadow Gaming, Sports Venues subsidiary company, had planned on just two more gaming tournaments between now and the beginning of August 2020.

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  • Currently, Shadow Gaming, Sports Venues subsidiary company, had planned on just two more gaming tournaments between now and the beginning of August 2020.
  • The Current schedule simply wasnt sufficient enough to catapult Shadow Gaming into a preeminent global leader in the eSports market.
  • In addition to an aggressive push to increase the number of tournaments the Company will immediately switch from a free based platform for the gamers to a membership based platform.
  • As the tournament schedule increases so will the membership gamers will be required to pay.

Bars and Nightclubs Could be Among the Last Businesses to Reopen due to COVID-19 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 11:19am

As countries enacted lockdown measures, bars and nightclubs were among the first businesses ordered to close and are likely to be the last to reopen.

Key Points: 
  • As countries enacted lockdown measures, bars and nightclubs were among the first businesses ordered to close and are likely to be the last to reopen.
  • Since bars and nightclubs are typically designed for social interaction of large crowds it may be difficult to safely reopen them without a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • However, South Korea has reversed its recent decision to reopen nightclubs after a spike in infections was linked to venues in Seoul.
  • Several countries have laid out plans to reopen bars and nightclubs.

C-Suite At The Open: Adrian Montgomery, Chief Executive Officer, Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., tells his Company's Story. Filmed in May, 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 6:28pm

About Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (TSX: EGLX)

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  • About Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (TSX: EGLX)
    Enthusiast Gaming (TSX: EGLX )(OTCQB: ENGMF)(FSE: 2AV) is building the world's largest platform of communities for gamers and esports fans.
  • Already the largest gaming platform inNorth Americaand theUnited Kingdom, the Company's business is comprised of three main pillars: Media, Entertainment and Esports.
  • Enthusiast Gaming's digital media platform includes approximately 100 gaming related websites and 900 YouTube channels which collectively reach 160 million visitors monthly.
  • Enthusiast Gaming's entertainment division, EG Entertainment owns and operatesCanada'slargest gaming expo, Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo, EGLX (eglx.com), and the largest mobile gaming event inEurope, Pocket Gamer Connects ( www.pgconnects.com ).