Join Black Enterprise’s #DrivingInnovation Hackathon Twitter Chat Tomorrow on STEM

To kick off this weekend’s Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon presented by Toyota, Black Enterprise is hosting a Twitter chat Thursday, March 27 from 1:30PM to 2:30PM, focusing on programming, STEM, and why coding could be a useful skill.

Technology is affecting everyone’s careers, and with the rise of startups and entrepreneurs using programming and tech to start new ventures worth millions (or even billions) of dollars, knowing a skill like programming could help your business take off.

There are a ton of resources available for the budding programmer, from tutorials that hold your hand to hardcore boot camps that make you work 10-hour days until you’re skills are top notch.

With an entry point for every skill level, it’s no wonder everyone, including President Barack Obama, is encouraging people to build new skills through coding.

The #DrivingInnovation Twitter chat will be hosted by Black Enterprise’s own Technology Editor, Patrick Austin (@Patbits).

We’ll be discussing ways to get into programming, why STEM is important for today’s budding coders, and what the pros and cons of learning a new programming language are, among other topics.

In addition, the conversation will be joined by Hackathon judge and Adobe’s own Malcolm Jones (@BossJones), and Hackathon host and co-host Mary Pryor (@MsMaryPryor) and Mike Street (@MrMikeStreet).

Want to join in on the conversation? Check out @BlackEnterprise and @Patbits around 1:30 and tweet #DrivingInnovation to make your voice heard.

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