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April 1, 2017

One of my passions is technology. As a minority, it can be hard to feel welcome in the field. That's why CodeCrew is trying to work with Shelby County Schools and Memphis after school programs to teach kids and teens to code. I myself know having access to resources li...

November 17, 2016

By Robin White Goode

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I was thrilled to meet Meka Egwuekwe, executive director of the nonprofit CodeCrew, at the 2016 Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit in San Francisco. Eg...

October 5, 2016

Meka Egwuekwe was well aware of the problem. As a software engineer, he knew that Memphis and the Mid-South were on the wrong side of the digital skills gap. The call for relevant and effective computer programmers was out there, but wasn't being met as vigorously as n...

December 6, 2015

Memphis, Tennessee is a majority black city and the poorest metro area in the United States. It’s also home to a group of organisations and passionate individuals working to get young, black women intotechnology and tech jobs. Presenter James Fletcher meets some of the...

December 1, 2015

Facebook has more than one billion users and hires more than 1,000 people each year in the US. But in 2013, just one of these new employees was a black woman. Fewer than 2% of employees at Google, Twitter and Facebook are black. The tech industry is trying to tackle th...

December 1, 2015

At age 10, Meka Egwuekwe knew precisely what he wanted: his own computer. He thought that gaming and the ability to write mysterious languages were both mesmerizing. After pleading with his mother, a single parent in a lower middle class Memphis, Tennessee, neighborhoo...

June 5, 2015

Program prepares local youth for today’s digital workplace by teaching six-week Code Camp

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The Memphis Grizzlies Foundation and CodeCrew, a non-profit organization focused on teachin...

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