Press release blackhacknewark


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Blerdology Announces #BlackHack Newark Charity Hackathon and Tech Weekend April 4-7
African-American tech social enterprise teams with the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development at
Rutgers Business School, MailChimp, Brick City Development Corp and Initiative Consulting Group to benefit the Center
for Collaborative Change
To learn more about Blerdology please visit
RSVP to attend #BlackHack Newark at

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Press release blackhacknewark

  1. 1. Media Contact:Amanda Spann, CMO(904)476-8003pr@blerdology.coFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Blerdology Announces #BlackHack Newark Charity Hackathon and Tech Weekend April 4-7African-American tech social enterprise teams with the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development atRutgers Business School, MailChimp, Brick City Development Corp and Initiative Consulting Group to benefit the Center for Collaborative ChangeNewark, NJ March 13, 2012 Blerdology, the premier provider of minority-focused hackathons, is pleased to announcethe next installation of its signature hackathon series #BlackHack in Newark, NJ April 6-7 at the Center for UrbanEntrepreneurship & Economic Development at Rutgers Business School. The charity event will rally MailChimp, Brick CityDevelopment Corp, and Initiative Consulting Group to close a 4-day tech weekend to raise funds for the Center forCollaborative Change (CCC) and promote high-growth entrepreneurship among Brick City residents and beyond.#BlackHack Newark will bring together minority coders and developers to build new and innovative apps and websitesovernight in a friendly competitive format. #BlackHack attendees are exposed to a wealth of industry insights andbusiness consulting and have the opportunity to get their resumes in the hands of top tech corporations. Building projectson site for little to no cost, #BlackHacks are a novel way for budding entrepreneurs to get their projects off the ground andan unmatched opportunity to network, meet, and recruit top minority tech talent from around the region. Admission for theevent is free, however participants are encouraged to make donations for CCC, an organization that engageslocal community members and assists civic leadership in developing policiesrevitalization through an inclusive process.The tech weekend will bringing together private, public and government organizations from around the city for acelebration of innovation set to kick off on April 4 with TEDxNJIT. The following day will include a youth STEM session, apolicy discussion on the future of Newark tech and a Newark Tech Happy Hour, co-sponsored by TEDxNJIT and BrickCity Tech, at Loft 47 from 5-8pm. Blerdology to Newark, a city with incredible residents who are working hard to build one of themost innovative and forward-thinking cities in America Our greatest hope is that thisfour-day tech showcase can bring together the tech, business and political communities to foster collaboration andthings blerdy. The budding social enterprise seeks to promote initiatives that fuel ambitions, facilitate collaboration andmake blerd life just a little bit more awesome.To learn more about Blerdology please visit to attend #BlackHack Newark at
  2. 2. Join the Blerdology Movement on:Twitter: For media inquiries or sponsorship requests contact: Amanda Spann, Chief Marketing Officer of Blerdology at(904)476-8003 or -end-About Rutgers Business SchoolRutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick is an integral part of one of the nations oldest, largest, and mostdistinguished institutions of higher learning: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey founded in 1766. RutgersBusiness School has been accredited since 1941 by AACSB International the Association to Advance Collegiate Schoolsof Business a distinction that represents the hallmark of excellence in management education. Today, Rutgers BusinessSchool is educating more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students at two main campuses in New Jersey as wellas six satellite locations in New Jersey, China, and Singapore. Steeped in academic excellence, with a distinguishedfaculty and a corps of over 33,000 successful alumni, Rutgers Business School is highly ranked by the Financial Times,Bloomberg Business Week, and The Wall Street Journal. According to U.S. News & World Report, the MBA program isthe #1 public MBA program in the New York Metropolitan area, and is ranked #30 nationwide for the employment rateof its graduates three months after graduation. Traditional Full-Time MBA and Flex MBA programs provide excellentoptions for people looking to gain the relevant skills needed to compete in todays job market.About Brick City Development CorpBrick City Development Corporation (BCDC) is the primary economic development catalyst for Newark, New Jersey,organized to retain, attract and grow businesses, enhance small and minority business capacity, and spur real estatedevelopment within the city.As a business development company, we initiate and execute economic development activities to produce and sustaineconomic growth, generate jobs and create wealth for the citizens of Newark. Our team serves as advocates within the -on client management approach.About MailChimpMailChimp makes it easy to design exceptional email campaigns, share them on social networks, integrate with webtemplates, features, and integrations to suit your needs think of it as your own personal publishing platform.