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Career Mingle Hosts Design Sprint Hackathon Lunch & Learn Thursday, August 20

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

Design Sprint Teams Challenged to Develop and Propose Solutions

for Advancing Communities of Color

3-Day STEM Career Conference Takes Place October 1-3

Career Mingle Website:

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 17, 2020) - Producers of the Career Mingle virtual STEM conference taking place Thursday, October 1 thru Saturday, October 3, are motivated to have an impact on advancing communities of color. In addition to providing a wide array of speakers and workshops on STEM careers, the 3-day conference will host a Design Sprint hackathon that challenges participants to collaborate to develop and create prototypes for their product ideas. Interested participants are invited to attend a Career Mingle Design Sprint Lunch & Learn Thursday, August 20, at 12:30 p.m. PST. Click HERE to register.

Career Mingle Program Director Elizabeth Cotton explains the motivation for the Design Sprint hackathon. “The goal of the design sprint is to provide a collaborative platform for attendees to provide UX/UI solutions, engagement platforms, apps, websites, tools, prototypes, visualizations that will support the economic development, health & wellness, quality of living, and social equality of communities of color,” she says.

At the Design Sprint Lunch & Learn Thursday, attendees will have an opportunity to meet the Design Sprint hosts, learn more about the Design Sprints, form Design Sprint teams, and ask questions. The actual Design Sprint event in October will rollout over the three days of the conference. Day one will focus on Coalescing and Ideation. Day two will cover Refining & Designing Solution, Interface and Wireframing. Day three will entail Testing and Presentation. After the final presentations, a panel of judges will select winners based on their user interface, design and solution/prototype for the designed outcome. UX/UI designers, researchers, front event and back end developers, artists, business leaders, product managers and marketers, community engagement, HR, sales and hospitality professions are encouraged to participate.

Career Mingle, the premier 3-day virtual conference connecting diverse talent with today’s most competitive tech employers, will have five tracks with over 40 sessions, and a virtual career fair while featuring industry-leading speakers, experts and influencers participating in keynotes, live panel discussions, webinars and lightning talks. Career Mingle has created a virtual environment that will play host to students, entrepreneurs, early to mid career professionals and senior executives.

About Career Mingle

Career Mingle is a social enterprise that focuses on STEM and business workforce development within underserved communities. Established as a response to the significant rise in unemployment due to COVID-19, Career Mingle seeks to provide career and business resources. Through speaker series, trainings and workshops, and staffing and recruitment, Career Mingle is dedicated to providing opportunities for our audience to learn new skills to remain competitive in today’s economy, network and mingle with other professionals and advance their business and careers.

For more information, please visit Career Mingle Website.

About Elizabeth Cotton

Career Mingle Program Director Elizabeth Cotton takes a “birdseye view” approach to assess workforce disparities and curates programs to close the gap. She has a strong passion for creating cross educational and entertainment platforms to engage her audience as well as provide access to resources, capital, and jobs. Through her programs she also provides brand activation for companies. Some of her clients have included Target, Sony Playstation, New York Life Insurance, NFL Network, Best Buy, Google, Amazon, Express Scripts, GoPro, Blacks in Technology, just to name a few. Some of her signature programs include the Western Regional Diversity Conference, Baseball Hackday and How to Crack into Sports.

Elizabeth Cotton is available for interviews.

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