Premier African American hackathon series changes name to reflect expanding reach
Washington, DC February 15, 2012 – #BlackGirlsHack (#BGH), is pleased to announce its new name: Blerdology. This change is a part of a larger rebranding effort to emphasize its on going outreach to a wider audience of emerging innovators, entrepreneurs and tech professionals as well as the diversification of its programming and events.
What is Blerdology? Well, it’s the Science of Black Nerds. The social enterprise is focused on the enhancement and celebration of the back tech community and will act as black tech’s portal to all things blerdy. Blerdology seeks to promote initiatives that fuel ambitions, facilitate collaboration and make blerd life just a little bit more awesome.
“As a proud blerd I am thrilled to expand our mission and explore the multiple ways that Blerdology can build and grow the blerd movement,” says Blerdology CEO Kat Calvin. “From hackathons to educational webisodes, t-shirts declaring our blerdness and even the occasional Uhura love fest, Blerdology is going to rock the tech community and take the blerd movement to another level.”
Blerdology/BlackGirlsHack is widely known as the pioneer in the cultivation of minority focused hackathons. Their first event, #BlackHack at the Hype, brought together hundreds of the top minority tech professionals in Atlanta, GA to show off their coding skills in a friendly competition. As a catalyst for growth and support in local tech communities, the #BlackHack series is an interactive outlet for personal and professional development for tech enthusiasts. Attendees are exposed to a wealth of industry insights and business consulting and have the opportunity to get their resumes in the hands of top tech corporations. Building projects on site for little to no costs, #BlackHacks are a novel way for budding entrepreneurs to get their projects off the ground and an interactive outlet for Blerdology to benefit progressive neighborhood charities.
The #BGH rebrand is accompanied by new website, Blerdology.co, which features an assortment of blerd news, features, events and merchandise as well as the next installment of #BlackHacks. Blerdology will be hacking film and music projects with sponsors Blacks in Technology and Electronic Arts March 9-10 in Austin, TX during SXSWi followed by #BlackHack Newark April 6-7 in partnership with Rutgers University Business School.
To learn more about Blerdology please visit www.Blerdology.co
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