#YesWeCode Oakland Gala: An Evening with Van Jones & Friends

Join Startup Weekend Oakland, Rebuild the Dream and #YesWeCode in celebrating the launch of Oakland’s first Startup Weekend at Impact Hub Oakland and the city of Oakland as the flagship city for #YesWeCode’s national initiatives.

Following the evening’s honoree (Van Jones) keynote address, there will be a panel of leaders from across business, government, and social sectors discussing the theme for Startup Weekend Oakland, “Building a Silicon Valley that lives up to Dr. King’s dream”. There will be plenty of food, networking opportunities, and a chance to meet the young people who have been building apps for the weekend before they prepare for their final pitches on Sunday.

Event Link: http://ywcoak.eventbrite.com

When: Feb 8th (6pm - 9pm) Saturday

Where: Historic Rotunda building - 300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612.

About Startup Weekend Oakland:

Oakland’s 1st Startup Weekend and the 1st global hackathon for Black Male Achievement, Startup Weekend Oakland - Black Male Achievement (BMA) is a weekend long event (February 7th - 9th, 2014) that gathers innovators, coders, and designers from across the globe to collaboratively build/design an app alongside young Black males in Oakland.

Startup Weekend Oakland’s family of contributors, sponsors, and community partners include: Open Society Foundations’ Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), PolicyLink, The Kapor Center for Social Impact, Impact Hub Oakland, SOCAP, ThoughtWorks, Black Girls Code, Pitch Mixer Entrepreneur Forum, Cooperative Education Ventures, Black Founders, and many others.

Event Link: http://bmaoakland.startupweekend.org/

When: Feb 7-9 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Where: Impact Hub Oakland (2323 Broadway)