June 21, 2017
Arif Gürsel is a serial entrepreneur who grew up in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from the historical Tuskegee University with a Computer Science degree before receiving his MBA from the University of Chicago. He is the founder of multiple startups including Floodgate Academy and Vibe Heavy. Arif’s resume, experience and commitment to building community make him one of technologies most influential people to know.
Jaleesa Trapp is a computer science instructor from Tacoma, Washington’s Hill Top neighborhood. After graduating from the University of Washington’s Human Centered Design Engineering program she opted to return to her community to teach coding at the iDEA Innovative School and the Intel Computer Clubhouse where she was first introduced to coding in middle school. She has a deep passion for building community and social justice and will pursue a master’s degree at MIT’s Media Lab this fall.
Spotify Playlist: https://tinyurl.com/ybrvnku9
Jaleesa Trapp Twitter: @JaleesaT
Arif Gürsel Instagram: @arifgursel
Floodgate Academy: http://floodgateacademy.com/
Vibe Heavy: http://vibeheavy.com/
Intel Computer Clubhouse: https://clubhouse253.wordpress.com/