Microsoft and the Triangle East Chapter of 100 Black Men partnered to host “Mancode”, a free 1-day technology conference aimed to provide technological, education, and life skills trainings and opportunities to underrepresented young men in middle and high school. Classes in Coding, App development, Website design, and Professional Development/Resume building were available for students to choose from. Students learned how to create their own video game, build their own website, and create apps. Mancode was held on the campus of North Carolina Central University in their Mary Townes Science Building.
Microsoft Mancode is an initiative that was started by Microsoft to address the low number of African American men in the tech industry. All of the Mancode course instructors for the day were all Black men. About 80 students attended the workshop.