#287 Alvyn Walker, Bridging the Digital Divide
For the month of February, we will be celebrating Black History Month at Chi Hack Night. We will feature presentations from prominent African Americans in tech and civic life here in Chicago. Read more about the series here.
On February 6, we will welcome Alvyn Walker of Leave No Veteran Behind, a national non-profit organization that invests in veterans through employment training, transitional jobs, and educational debt relief scholarships.
After his own service in the military, Al now supports veterans through workforce development programs that focus on technology training and youth mentorship. Al also contributes to collaborative community-based connectivity initiatives to set up Wi-Fi networks in Chicago’s South Shore community.
Al will talk about his work in bridging the digital divide and making technology accessible to everyone.
RSVP required Braintree now requires all attendees to RSVP beforehand. Walk-ins will not be allowed!
ASL This event will have an American Sign Language interpreter.
Food Food and drinks will be provided. We encourage attendees to bring their own water bottles to reduce waste.
Agenda and meeting notes
Sponsor City Tech and Microsoft
American Sign Language interpreter