Kalimah Priforce is just a kid from Brooklyn committed to eliminating barriers to a child's greatest potential as the Headmaster CEO of Qeyno Labs. Qeyno became industry leader for the inclusive innovation ecosystem with Hackathon Academy, the first pop-up school model that prepares youth and their mentors to build web and mobile apps that accelerate college and career pathways in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art Design, and Mathematics). From providing Oakland with its first Startup Weekend to launching hackathons for Prince at the Essence Festival in New Orleans and Pres. Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" in Philadelphia, Qeyno brings catalytic learning experiences to millennials, their families, and their community to create magical opportunity for all.
Kalimah's hacktivism has been featured on the cover of USA Today, the MSNBC mini-doc, "Swimming in Their Genius", indie award winning film "Code Oakland" and recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change. He is a 2013 Echoing Green fellow and a 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity for Silicon Valley.
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Only two percent of Silicon Valley workers are African-American and three percent are Hispanic. Although Silicon Valley crosses technological boundaries every day, there is room for improved when it comes to cultural diversity.
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