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De Blasio Administration Launches NYCx to Stimulate Economic Growth

De Blasio Administration Launches NYCx to Stimulate Economic Growth, Create Jobs and Solve Big Challenges Through New Technologies October 19, 2017 First-ever municipal tech engagement program calls on industry to develop new technologies that transform public life, spur economic growth, improve service delivery and increase digital inclusion for all New Yorkers NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de […]

SiliconHarlem & Fordham Helping Harlem Stay Connected

How will a new technological endeavor that brings affordable Web devices into residents’ homes through a community-based broadband network benefit residents of Harlem? Olivier Sylvain, associate professor of law at Fordham, and a team of lawyers, engineers, and entrepreneurs intend to find out. The National Science Foundation has awarded Sylvain and his colleagues a $1 million grant […]

SiliconHarlem On Broadband Explained

Being digitally literate is a prerequisite for success in today’s economy. Whether it is applying for a job, paying bills, keeping in touch with loved ones, or buying products, competency with technology is key to economic mobility and social interaction. But not everyone is able to participate in these increasingly vital activities. Indeed, underserved…..

AYLA Graduation 2017: AYLA Arcade

The Apps Youth Leadership Academy (AYLA) is the flagship STEM incubator program of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute & Silicon Harlem. The AYLA for the summer of 2017 focused in on Game Development.  The purpose of the program is to provide students with an intensive experience in how to start a tech company based upon […]

Silicon Harlem and the Vision of Clayton Banks

From Wax Digital Magazine by Melina Gills Could the new Palo Alto be steps from the Apollo? Since the turn of the 20th century, Harlem has been a mecca for innovations in music, literature, and fashion, not to mention social and political activism; it now looks to add digital technology to the list of fields […]

Harlem Week Hack-A-Thon on the Intrepid

On August 1st, 2017, we were excited to host our Harlem Week Hack-A-Thon alongside the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce on the Intrepid Museum of Sea, Space, and Air. We had over 100 kids participate and make the fantastic app and tech ideas you can see below. Many thanks to Gale Brewer, The Manhattan Borough President and Susan […]

Visions of a Tech Economy by Ameila Spittal

Ameila Spittal of City Limits came and visited our offices to write this great piece on us. Check it out. “ Harlem is known for its rich culture, music and diversity. Now, certain organizations and entrepreneurs are trying to make it known for something else: technology. Through education initiatives, the creation of tech centers, and community […]

Brooklyn Gamery’s Game Dev’s of Color Expo 2017

We were so glad to be a part of Brooklyn Gamery’s GDoC Expo this year as a community partner helping it happen right here in Harlem at the Schomburg.  As an event targeted to our community there was no better place for it. Even being an event with flexible pricing based on income to allow […]