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Zillow Announces First HBCU Hackathon To Allow Students To Compete For $90K In Cash & Prizes

As students head back to campus, this trio is working to ensure that this school year is filled with success. Black Tech Ventures, United Negro College Fund (UNCF), and Zillow have joined forces to hold an inaugural hackathon for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In a seven-day virtual competition, students will develop and pitch game-changing strategies that go hand in hand with Zillow’s mission to help citizens with the homebuying process. “Zillow is proud to sponsor this hackathon because we best serve our customers when we can recruit and retain some of the best talent in the world — the kind of thinkers and doers incubated on the campuses of the country’s historically Black colleges and universities,” said Zillow Chief Technology Officer David Beitel in an official statement shared with AfroTech. “Our goal is to strengthen our recruiting pipeline through engagement with HBCUs and encourage students to consider careers in the tech industry and, of...

Sep 3, 2021