SV Black Youth Hack-a-thon
Headed by Carl Davis Jr. president of the Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce which exists to create,
identify, and expand economic development opportunities within the African American community. The Chamber
has received support from organizations in and beyond the Valley, including Jack and Jill of America,
Yes We Code, Rocket Fuel, Bay Area Tutoring, and others, including Black Enterprise BE Smart.
Involving roughly 150 African American young people and 50-plus Silicon Valley techies, the techfest includes two challenges around app development: one to help San Francisco Bay Area African American community use technology to enhance opportunities for employment, entrepreneurship, and education; and another, to increase awareness of fitness activities, events, and exercise.