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Gala Girls at Hip Hop Hack-a-thon

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The WGRL GALA class attended the HipHop-Hackaton at Spotify’s headquarters. The day, put together by our friends at the Mixtape Museumwas an inspiring blend of speakers including: Tony Prendatt Carter,  three time Grammy Award winning record producer and sound engineer; Martha Diaz, founder of the Hip Hop Education Center; Michael Wiggins, director of Education for the Urban Arts Partnership; and Matt Daniels, creator of Polygraph, who created a graph celebrating hip hop’s contribution to the evolution of language. Presenters spoke about the importance of integrating technology into classrooms, the lack of diversity in tech and how to use technology for social change. We closed out the day with a workshop by Jay Z’s former tour DJ Neil Armstrong! Thanks to Mixtape Museum and all the presenters for an enlightening afternoon!

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