We’re doing something a little different with our conference after party and opening it up to GitHub communities outside of our conference attendees. The Big Bang brings together the community to support and celebrate an organization shaping the future of software, Black Girls Code. Featuring two extraordinary acts in the historic Masonic Auditorium, The Big Bang unites Universe attendees and the broader Bay Area community.
The concert is free for all Universe badge holders and open to the public for a $40 donation. All tickets are general admission seating.
Wednesday, September 14 at The Masonic, 1111 California Street, San Francisco, CA.
Doors will open at 8pm. Light snacks will be served, and a cash bar will be available.
With his multi-Grammy Award winning music career, his continued accolades in film winning a 2015 Academy Award, 2015 Golden Globe Award, 2015 NAACP Award, 2015 Independent Spirit Award and 2015 Critic’s Choice Award, Common has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading men. Whether inspiring audiences through music, movies, television, books, or his foundation, COMMON continues to break new ground and remains to be one of hip-hop’s most innovative, positive voices. We couldn’t have chosen a better headliner to represent GitHub and BGC for a great cause.
Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. Black Girls CODE’s ultimate goal is to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.
Let’s help them reach their goal!