88Nine Labs: Aiming to make Milwaukee's tech scene more accessible and inclusive
88Nine Radio Milwaukee is proud to present 88Nine Labs presented by Northwestern Mutual. 88Nine Labs is a series of tech talks and hackathons and other tech-related events aiming to make Milwaukee's tech scene more accessible and inclusive.
Hacking Hunger MKE - Sep. 14 & 15 at Make Faire Milwaukee
Students, programmers, marketers, entrepreneurs, designers, and anyone interested in tackling these issues are invited to take part in Hacking Hunger MKE.
Hacking Hunger MKE will take place at Maker Faire Milwaukee, which will be hosted at the Wisconsin Center.
Doing Goodr with Food Surplus feat. Jasmine Crowe - Sep. 18 at 88Nine's Studios
On September 18 at 5:30 PM, 88Nine Labs is proud to bring Jasmine Crowe with support from Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. Jasmine Crowe is the founder and CEO of Goodr, a startup that uses blockchain technology to reduce food waste and help end hunger. She recently partnered with the Super Bowl to collect over 100,000 pounds of foodand distribute to those in need.
Jasmine Crowe will speak about her startup Goodr, food waste and hunger, being a woman of color in tech, raising venture capital, and more.
The event will be hosted by Rayna Andrews, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin's Senior Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships and author of " Alex McGreen and the Tale of the Mysterious Kale."
Previous 88Nine Labs Events
On May 8, our first tech talk guest was, Alicia Carr, the first self-taught African American woman to develop her own app that helps sexual assault victims. Alicia will talk about her journey and her experiences as a woman of color in tech. 88Nine Labs' Coded for Greatness is presented by Northwestern Mutual with support from Aurora Health Care and 88Nine's Cultural Commons.
Geek Of All Trades | Keisha Howard on representation in gaming
The second tech talk in this series featured 'Geek of All Trades,' Keisha Howard on June 19. Keisha talked about women, people of color, LGBTQ representation in gaming, geek culture and tech. She also talked about why she founded Sugar Gamers, an organization that advocated for all demographics who were not being represented in the gaming and geek culture (such as minorities, and people from the LBGTQ+ community).
She also talked about #ProjectViolacea, an open-source multimedia experience that allows writers, illustrators, game coders and cosplayers to take part in this creation shared by all.