Speaker/Panelist Bio -
Kalimah Priforce is just a kid from Brooklyn making "hackathon" a household word in every community as Headmaster CEO of Qeyno Labs - a leader in harnessing the STEM interests of high potential youth from low-opportunity settings through their "Hackathon Academy," an inclusive innovation school that prepares youth and their mentors to build web and mobile apps that hack isolation and accelerate opportunities.
From providing Oakland with its first Startup Weekend to launching hackathons for Prince, Essence, and Pres. Obama's "My Brothers Keeper", hackathons powered by Qeyno are bringing tomorrow's talent into today's tech with an inclusive vision that truly lives up to Dr. King's dream.
Kalimah has been featured on the cover of USA Today, the MSNBC mini-doc, "Swimming in Their Genius", the indie award winning film "Code Oakland" and recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change. He is a 2013 Echoing Green fellow, a StartingBloc fellow, College Board Professional Fellow, Hive Global Leader, and a 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity for Silicon Valley.