Oakland at Work: The Hidden Genius Project

Eugene Lemon’s first exposure to computers was in an East Oakland high school in 1964 when a teacher allowed him to play tic-tac-toe sometimes in the class to keep him from “tearing the classroom up.” He retired from a 20-year teaching career in 2012, but he continues to work every day at The Hidden Genius Project, an initiative that aims to teach coding to male African American high school students. The organization also teaches entrepreneurship and leadership skills. The program,…

Oakland agency addresses the Bay Area’s digital divide

A lively smooth jazz band played at Oakland’s Impact Hub co-working space Thursday evening as guests filed in to celebrate the life of David Glover, a man who devoted his life to community work, including providing low-income students a technology education.