Brothaman Tech Incubator
POSTS BY: Jomo Greenidge

#WeAllWinPDX Campaign kicks off at TechfestNW


#WeAllWinPDX captures the conversation around civic technology to directly address the needs of the community with the end goal of building with and NOT for the public by supporting existing mentorship programs.  Our founder, Jomo Greenidge is excited to help lead this engagement, along with co-creators Andrew DeVigal of the Agora Journalism Center, Juan Barraza of ALPFA Portland, Deena Pierott of iUrbanTeen, and Joy Davis of Design Culture Lab.

Join us via the hashtag #WeAllWinPDX on Twitter & Facebook…or at our landing page here –>


Had a great time with these young brothas on Saturday

Shoutout to this exceptional group of young men that participated in my session at the STEAM Xplosion this past weekend.  I told them I would post a couple images of the geometric arts pieces, as well as the code blocks used to generate the images.

Most of these young men use the internet on a regular basis…but had never built anything on the web.  I challenged them to change that…and introduced them to a tool that can build art, presentations, even video games.

Here you go gentlemen. These two are the two I showed as examples on Saturday. Remember they are based upon a circle. Can you identify the code blocks that draw the circle?

S.T.E.A.M. Xplosion 2015

Steam Explosion 2015 bugposter

Brothaman Tech is excited to participate in the first annual S.T.E.A.M. Xplosion, held at PCC Southeast Campus.  S.T.E.A.M. Xplosion 2015 is co-sponsored by both PCC & Black Parent Initiative.  We’re excited to partner with these great organizations.  We will be running an afternoon breakout session entitled…

Don’t Play…Compete

How young people can transition from being a consumer to a developer, inventor, or content producer.  We will also explore six different possible projects that youth can start right now to begin to develop a digital portfolio.

Don't Play Complete art

Consider joining us there at PCC on Feb 7, 2015.  Click flyer above to register.


Y Combinator hires first black partner

What’s Y Combinator, and why should we care?

Back in 2005, Y Combinator created a new model for funding early stage startups. Since then 700 startup companies have been funded. Today those companies represent a combined valuation of over $30 billion. One could argue they are the most prestigious startup accelerator in the world.  For ten years, year after year, they have help make massive impact in the world via tech entrepreneurship.  Here is a sampling of their portfolio:

Spring Break Informational Tour Schedule

Join us for a short presentation and learn more about the program

Brothaman Tech Informational Tours
Spring Break | Tues-Friday
March 25-28, 2014 | 12:30 pm
Game It Up HQ
6638 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland OR 97213

Students, come on down, take a tour and meet the staff.  Bring your “A” game…nobody here likes to lose.