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Whats Happening in Silicon Harlem

Bruce Lincoln at the Diversity in STEM Summit

In 2014, when Associate Dean of Student Affairs Anita Farrington began dreaming of ways to increase not only the number of underrepresented minorities at NYU Tandon but to stress the importance of diversity throughout the engineering workforce, she hit upon the idea of bringing to the school a wide array of STEM movers and shakers for an […]

The Holiday Give Back Party

Lets celebrate this Holiday season by giving back to the community. This year we want to help those who are less fortunate by donating gifts to a Senior Citizen facility. Join us Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6pm. We suggest bringing a gift but the event is free to all. Here are some suggested gifts: […]

WeWork x SiliconHarlem for Children’s Aid NYC

Held at New York City’s Dunlevy Milbank Center, the Halloween Party entertained more than 150 kids from schools all around Harlem. Working alongside the nonprofit Children’s Aid, the event was hosted by WeWork. We were proud when Eugene Clowney of WeWork asked us to assist in the event. To which we gave 150 VR headsets for the […]

2017 Conference Social Recap

The 2017 Conference was a blast! We are so glad that every Panel, Breakout, and Announcement was packed. We’re glad that you all came in droves to show your love for the community and how we are all going to move the COMMUNITY FORWARD! Check out the Livestreams of the event below to see everything […]

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…..