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September 14, 2016 The Masonic
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You've never been to an after party like this.

Wednesday, September 14
Doors open at 8pm
@ The Masonic

Benefitting Black Girls Code

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All proceeds of GitHub Universe Big Bang benefit Black Girls Code, an organization with the mission to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology.

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.

Headlining:

COMMON

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.

In 2000, he launched his own philanthropic effort, The Common Ground Foundation, whose mission is dedicated to the empowerment and development of disadvantaged youth in urban communities by mentoring in three areas: character development, creative expression and healthy living. We couldn’t have chosen a better headliner to represent GitHub & BGC for a great cause.

Lion Babe

with Special Guest:

Lion Babe

A NYC based duo with a left-of-center and slightly retro spin on R&B, Lion Babe consists of vocalist Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman. Drawing inspiration from a range of musicians including Sly & Family Stone, Lauryn Hill, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, and A Tribe Called Quest, Lion Babe's auditory aesthetic rests on a thin line somewhere between pop, soul, and R&B. Lion Babe is selling out venues across the US and is quickly on the rise to fame.

About our partnership with Black Girls Code

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 has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow. By promoting classes and programs we hope to grow the number of women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance to become the masters of their technological worlds. 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! Thank you so much for your support.

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