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REGISTRATION ENDS SOON, consider investing in you! Only a few seats left in Sisters Code's Weekend Website Warrior! Learn to build a website using HTML, CSS and Java Script! Don't think you can't learn this, trust me you can! Our classes are for those who want to learn a new skill and have fun while doing it. The class meets Saturday May 30th and June 6th. Register at www.sisters-code.org under the events tab.
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Thanks to the Detroit Need for their great coverage of Tech Week! During my keynote I talked about Sisters Code and the future of Tech in Detroit.
Techweek Detroit's Thursday session began with a discussion on how the city is the "laboratory of the future"
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Great article about women learning to code in Detroit! Special thanks to the Detroit Free Press for including information on Sisters Code!
Hundreds of people have taken advantage of organizations that teach anyone how to master the ropes of coding and software development.
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Excited to have participated in the Weekend Warrior session. I look forward to learning more with Sisters Code. Such an inspiring experience!
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17-year-old Ashley Duncan committed suicide after leaving posts on Twitter. Although her friends saw the posts, they thought she was joking. One of Ashley’s friends stated, “A lot of times, people do have that one final outburst of a call for help.” “In the olden days, you had to talk face to face. Now we have this wall of protection called the Internet and I think it’s easier for people to release their feelings.” Read the story and tips to keep teens safe online. Please consider sharing and signing up for my online safety blog at www.marlinpage.com or like our facebook page @chieftechnologymommy. It' takes a Village!
Ashley Duncan's death occurred two-years ago, and it still touches my heart. The increase of teen suicides and the public way they detail their lives and ultimate death via social media, inspired me to share this story. My intention is to continue sharing stories and online safety tips as a way ...
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A powerful message TO PARENTS from a TEEN:  Her perspective on suicide and social pressure and advice to parents. As we continue to honor the life of Billy D. Watts, Jr., many teens have reached out to share their stories or simply "talk."  HAD to share this one with everyone, as it touched me to my core....  Hope it helps you! PLEASE Share.

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New App Monitors Twitter Feeds for suicide warning. Interesting... What are your thoughts.  Read more:
Earlier this week I shared my view of how a child's online activities and cries for help often foreshadows their offline actions, resulting in a tragedy. In the past few years there have been many cases where the victims shared their plan of suicide with the world via their social media updates.
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LEARN TO CODE:  Don't miss Sisters Code last Weekend Website Warrior Class for the year!  Learn to code in a fun environment while creating an interactive website. Why not invest in you and give yourself the greatest gift of learning a new and valuable skill?  Classes will meet 12/6 and 12/13.  Registration is llimited...Click link for more information!

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PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN OF COLOR IN REALITY TV SHOWS: Excited to serve as the moderator for what's sure to be a very LIVELY discussion.

The Publicis Groupe in collaboration with the Zeta Phi Beta Soror Is hosting a watch party. This is a National movement with the objective of the watch party is to bring everyday viewers together with representatives from the advertising industry to share thoughts, ideas and concerns regarding the portrayal of women of color in Reality TV shows. The evening events will include a brief historical background of the images of African Americans, followed by the film viewing and a panel discussion led by Marlin Page. Click the link below to register for the FREE event. The event takes place on Thursday, April 17th from 6-8 Mix Bricktown in Downtown Detroit.

Moderator: Marlin Page - Speaker, Media Contributor and Founder of Sisters Code
Featured panelists include:
Pamela English, MA, MPA – Education Administrator, Professional Singer, Songwriter, Vocal Producer
Captain Tim Leach - Detroit Police Department
Deidre Bounds - Chief Operating Officer and Partner of Ignite Social Media
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The Publicis Groupe in collaboration with the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority will be hosting a Watch Party. The objective of the watch party is to bring everyday viewers together with representatives from the advertising industry to share thoughts, ideas and concerns regarding the portrayal of women of color in Reality TV shows. The evening events will include a brief historical background of the images of African Americans, followed by the film viewing ...
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24% of young people have sent a naked photo of someone they know online. Read more statistics on how young people are using and abusing their smartphones.  Very interesting data for parents and adults on keeping teens safe online and using social media responsibly.  Click the link below for the full report.

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Anti-bullying organization, Ditch the Label has released its annual report on how people aged 13-25 are currently using and abusing smartphone technology. The results are comprised from a sample of 1000+ young people from the United Kingdom and uncovers new facts and figures around the rates of ...
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Nine men arrested for attempting to solicit sex from teens via social media. Read the story and tips on how to keep your teen safe online and use social media responsibly.
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Is your teens digital footprint keeping them from college, scholarships, internships, or other opportunities? As a former recruiter, I ALWAYS reviewed a candidates social media footprint and YES, it did weigh into my hiring decision.  Today many colleges and employers are doing the same.  Here are 6-practical tips to help your teen use social media responsibly. (This may help some grown folk too.)  

Please consider inviting your friends to opt into our newsletter at www.marlinpage.com to receive up to date online safety news for their children and teens.

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Recently I was casually searching the internet looking for college scholarships for my daughter. Interestingly, many of the applications asked that the students to hare their social media profiles. Of course the request was optional, however it brought my mind to my days of corporate recruiting ...
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PLEASE READ and SHARE: Unfortunately, Detroit Renaissance Student Billy Watts, is no longer with us. Eerily Billy's life and death played out on Social Media. As I stated, I didn't know him personally but he was a member of our village, he is a part of the whole. PLEASE ask all the teens you know to alert someone when they see a peer crying out for help via Social Media.
Please read and share my tribute to Billy (link below) including tips for parents and teens on what to do when young people are crying out for help via Social Media. Billy's life will not be in vain...Please keep his family, classmates, and all of our babies in your prayers. ‪#‎RIPBILLY‬
I didn't know Billy Watts or his family personally, but when I was alerted to view his social media timeline, I felt immediately connected to him. Tragically, Billy Watts, 17, a senior at Renaissance High School is no longer with us. Eerily, Billy's life and death played out in front of ...
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Globetrotting Speaker, S.T.E.M. Advocate, Technology Strategist, Founder of Sisters Code.
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I am a Globetrotting Speaker empowering women and girls in S.T.E.M. and Life  and Founder of Sisters Code.  I have had an amazing life as a Coder, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Global Diversity Executive, and CEO of a Technology Talent Acquisition and Consulting Company.

How Technology Changed My Life

After college,  I was a reluctant aspiring Mortician working at a Funeral Home (never my dream job, but it seemed interesting,) until my life literally changed overnight.  I was introduced to a technology boot camp, which taught me to code in seven different languages in 13-weeks.  In less than a year, at the age of 25 I was maintaining and developing software for the automotive and banking industry.  I was officially a “Geek” and proud of it!

I literally went from dressing the deceased (and sometimes singing at the funerals…I was pretty good) to working on some pretty exciting initiatives.  I developed and implemented the first Global Diversity and Inclusion Department in the 30-year history of a Fortune 500 Company.  As Deputy Chief Information Officer for the City of Detroit, my team and I successfully developed the City’s first e-government initiative, enabling citizens to engage government via the Internet and lead the collaboration across 10 unique agencies to support the technology and infrastructure required for Super Bowl XL, which resulted in a flawless execution, (unfortunately the Detroit Lions were not playing.)

What I’ve been up to since leaving Corporate America

After leaving Corporate America, I started a technology company which was propelled from one employee to a million dollar enterprise within a few years, where most of my “techies” were female (yes, we are out here.) Most recently I was asked to serve as speaker for Microsoft’s Global DigiGirlz Programs and Camps, encouraging young girls to believe in themselves and explore the field of technology.  As a S.T.E.M. and Technology Strategist I partner with organizations to develop, manage, and support their internal and external outreach initiatives around S.T.E.M., Diversity, and empowerment for women and girls.

Awakening the Mature Geek

I want other women to experience the “awesomeness” that a career in technology had afforded me.  I am living proof that regardless of your age, educational level, race, or financial status, it all starts with believing in yourself.  I  began the movement of “Awakening the Mature Geek,” by creating Sisters Code.  Sisters Code’s mission is to educate, empower, and entice women ages 25 – 85 to explore the world of coding and technology.  Simply put Sisters Code is a Social Enterprise empowering women through technology.

Just in case you haven’t had enough…

My book, workbook, and music CD, “Always Believe,”came about when my daughter began having some of the same self-esteem issues I experienced when I was younger. Immediately, I knew that the only way for my daughter to accept herself would be from within. I am passionate about speaking with young girls and motivating them to love and believe in themselves, and to embrace their uniqueness.

To hire me to speak or work with your organization simply  Complete the Contact Form,

visit my website, or email me at marlin@marlinpage.com

 

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