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Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon Presented by Toyota

Black Enterprise and Toyota

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

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NOTE: Tickets are for general admission to the Hackathon. If you would like to participate, please sign up on Hacker League and/or email




Calling All Hackers: Does coding make your heart skip a beat? Does a programming binge sound like an ideal weekend? Want to work with other hackers and collaborate on creating new games? Want to compete against the best of the best in game development and be featured by Black Enterprise? Of course you do.

This month, Black Enterprise presents its Driving Innovation Hackathon competition, "Technology Making a Better Life," sponsored by Toyota.

As the first African American-focused media company to host a hackathon, we're proud to showcase the diversity in the hacker community. Thanks to Toyota, the Hackathon will focus on making engaging games.

Top tech and business leaders will serve as judges, offering advice and ultimately choosing a winner who will be featured in Black Enterprise magazine and in

Put your skills to the test in the ultimate competition for hackers, coders, and programmers at Black Enterprise's headquarters from Saturday, March 29 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, March 30th at 12 noon.

We'll also be live tweeting and streaming the Hackathon, and of course, food and drink will be provided for participants. Mary Pryor of Urban Socialista will be hosting, along with social media guru Mike Street.

During the event, you can show support on Twitter via hashtag #drivinginnovation.



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9AM - Saturday Morning - Kickoff breakfast leads into gaming pitches and team development matching.

12PM to 3PM - Saturday Morning – Lunch! Idea pitches and team formation. Pitch your ideas and form teams or just start coding with your preformed teams.

1PM - Saturday Afternoon - Idea pitches and team formation. Pitch ideas and form teams or just start coding with your preformed teams.

7PM - Saturday Evening- Dinner

10PM - Saturday Late Night - The fun continues into the final hours of the hackathon. Work with the teams that you formed on Friday to produce the app. Experts will be available throughout the final hours to help you code up your solution. App submissions will be accepted throughout the day with a deadline of 10AM.


9AM - Sunday Breakfast - Breakfast

11AM - Sunday Afternoon - Promptly at 11AM, teams will begin pitching their ventures. Pitches are limited to three (3) minutes per team.

PRIZE for the Winning Team

  • Feature in Black Enterprise Magazine and on
  • $200 membership from Udemy.COM
  • Executive summaries, pitch consultations, and discounts on cloud storage space and a pro account from BitHouse


Kyle Wanamaker (Tumblr)

Malcolm Jones (Adobe, Behance)

Sumit Gupta (NYU, Siemens)

Eric Hamilton (Silicon Harlem)

Christina Lewis Halpern (All Star Code)

Kalimah Priforce (Qeyno Labs)


Thanks go out to Toyota, Urban Socialista, Blacks in Tech New York, Black Techies, BitHouse, and Silicon Harlem.

ToyotaBlacks In Technology (BIT)Black TechiesUrban SocialistaBIT

Have questions about Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon Presented by Toyota? Contact Black Enterprise and Toyota

When & Where

260 Madison Ave
11th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

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