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76er Danny Green Auctioning Off an NFT of His 2020 Championship Ring

76ers Danny Green Supports BIT

New Renaissance (NR) and Philadelphia 76ers’ Danny Green are set to make a $50,000 donation from the proceeds of the NFT auction of an AR hologram of Green’s 2020 Championship ring. The platform and star athlete will be donating $10,000 of every $100,000 up to $50,000 to the Blacks In Technology Foundation from the online auction, which is happening now.

“As someone with a platform and the resources to educate myself, I want to encourage more people to learn about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology,” Green has said. “It's important that people of color are involved and understand what's happening in the world of technology. I'm new to this space, learning as I work with New Renaissance, and I have a lot of questions to ask, but I'm hoping that more people of color will be inspired to start asking questions, too.”

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BITCON 2021 Call For Papers

BITCON is the annual conference for Blacks In Technology (BIT). BIT is the largest community of Black technologists. The 2021 virtual BITCON will feature the tech industry’s largest brands and most influential Black voices in tech. This year’s conference will be virtual on the Hopin platform. The dates of the conference are October 13-15. We are anticipating 2,500+ attendees and we are seeking speakers for a wide variety of technical disciplines.

We are seeking lecturers, workshop facilitators, and discussion panel participants on the following topics (but not limited to): Software Engineering, Entrepreneurship & Startups, FinTech, Venture Capital, Open Source, Data, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain, and Cybersecurity.

If you are interested in speaking at BITCON, please register your interest by submit your paper here:
Seeking apprentices for the following pathways:
• Software Engineer
• Technical Program Manager

Location: Virtual Apprenticeship*
*If offered an FTE position, you will be required to relocate and work in person at a Microsoft facility once site locations re open (Redmond, Atlanta, Vancouver B.C and Mexico City, Mexico).

Minimum eligibility requirements:
• Completion of relevant training, for example:
     o Graduated from a coding academy or bootcamp, plus six months of
        development projects or professional experience after graduation
     o Self-taught programmer demonstrating recent development projects or
        professional experience
     o Degree from a community college in computer science or related field
     o Degree from a college/university in computer science or related field with
        a previous career in tech, plus a 2+ year career break
• Previous work experience in any field
• Authorized to work in the US for entire duration of Leap apprenticeship.
   Immigration sponsorship will not be provided by the employer nor Microsoft
• Not employed as a vendor or full-time employee for Microsoft Corporation
   within the past six months

*Note: a degree is not required for eligibility

June 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST
Link to webinar:
Cohort dates: August 30, 2021 December 17, 2021
Application dates: June 14, 2021 8:00 PM EST June 21, 2021 8:00 PM EST
To apply, please go to us/leap
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