Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Inky-Apps is one of Americas first webstores dedicated to the promotion, advertisement and development of mobile applications for the undeveloped and undiscovered mobile markets. The site was created by Richard Fields, a true African American technology pioneer.
If you are unfamiliar with Richard's story and his mission I interviewed him recently on two separate occasions on my BlogTalkRadio Show. You can find those on-demand episodes here. Inky-Apps is looking for college interns with experience in Android programming.
Recently, I spoke with Richard regarding their search for interns and he had this to say:
"What I am trying to do is to pull in a couple of students of African American, or Africans from the continent, or the African diaspora to intern for inky-apps. Inky-apps is now beginning to generate interest and traffic so I would like to pull in some folks.
They do not have to be ivy, in fact; they can even be from a local J.C. I don't care. I am interested in folks who share the same 'vision' and direction as inky-apps' does coupled with some experience with Android development or Java, web design (HTML,XML,) and internet marketing.
I am trying to find those who are majoring in either computer science, or a related field like Internet marketing.
I applaud Mr. Fields efforts. This is exactly what is needed to not only develop future African American software engineering talent, but also to instill a sense of entrepreneurship. It is high time young African Americans begin to develop software that helps to solve the problems and and address the needs of our community.
I for one can not wait to see the creativity of African Americans emerge in the realm of software applications. The details on the position as well as the eligibility criteria for each position, will be posted next Wednesday at inky-apps.com in the form of an android mobile app.
For more information you visit the Inky-Apps site at http://www.Inky-Apps.com
Thursday, June 16, 2011
The project that I am working on with Microsoft, now has a YouTube Channel. You can check out the first video here. Search YouTube for the channel 'WeAreBiTWiSE'. We will be posting video footage from our big launch event in Austin on June 24 shortly after the event. This is going to be big. You don't want to miss it!