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SXSW Interactive 2015

Black Superheroes: Black Coders Who Broke The Code

It's rare that you see Black Superheroes in comic books. Even worse, it's even more rare to see theme in the tech world, changing the world with their coding powers. This panel will explore the experiences of a few of these superheroes and discuss how they got their powers, as well as how others can acquire this same power.

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  1. Why choose coding as your superpower?
  2. How can we get those powers? What's the secret? What can we do TODAY to start on the road to becoming a superhero?
  3. What are some myths about coding that you broke down?
  4. Did being black make it anymore difficult to attain these powers? Was there an invisible "force field" that served as a barrier to entry?
  5. How can we make sure that this power spreads to the rest of us "civilians"?

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Cavaughn Noel, Founder, CEO, Nuqleus Media

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  • Tags: startups
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: DIY, Hacker and Maker
  • Level: Beginner
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