Uncovering a Smart City’s Impact: A Conversation with Chandana Vangapalli

    July 21, 2016 10:04 AM by AT&T

    There’s a lot of talk about how smart cities of the future will benefit society and the world around us. Take the environment, for example. We believe that the technology enabling smart cities has the potential to reduce carbon emissions and other air pollution, and could help empower cities to better manage resources like water and energy. 

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    All Star Code: Enabling Tech for Good

    July 20, 2016 9:00 AM by Anne Wintroub

    In 2015, AT&T sponsored 7 young men of color for All Star Code’s 2015 Summer Intensive program. Since the end of the program, our AT&T scholars have continued to develop their computer science and coding skills and grow into remarkable leaders. Below is an update from one of these scholars, Kwaku Kessey-Ankomah Jr. Check out this update from John Abreu. We are proud to support All Star Code and the amazing young men they serve with additional support in 2016.

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    All Star Code: Teaching Coding and Leadership Skills

    July 19, 2016 1:00 PM by Anne Wintroub

    In 2015, AT&T sponsored 7 young men of color for All Star Code’s 2015 Summer Intensive program. Since their graduation, our AT&T scholars have continued to develop their computer science and coding skills and grow into remarkable leaders. Here is an update from one of these scholars, John Abreu. We are proud to support All Star Code and the amazing young men they serve with additional support in 2016.

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    Meet the AT&T Aspire Accelerator 2016 Class

    July 19, 2016 10:17 AM by Anne Wintroub

    Time sure flies when you are having fun! It’s hard to believe that we are half way through the 2016 AT&T Aspire Accelerator and already it’s such an incredible experience. From our kick off in San Francisco in May to the ISTE conference in June, the 2016 class is making serious progress growing their organizations to maximize impact and is developing impactful relationships along the way. I can’t wait for our next in-person convening at the GSV Pioneer Summit in September. In the meantime, check out the video below to learn more about our program and the 2016 class.

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    AT&T Announces $250,000 to Support All Star Code Summer STEM Program

    July 18, 2016 3:06 PM by AT&T

    AT&T’s support will connect 60 young men with skills and network to pursue careers in tech

    All Star Code is one of several STEM programs AT&T is supporting this summer throughout the five boroughs

    New York, NY – AT&T today announced a contribution of $250,000 for All Star Code (ASC), a tech education non-profit that provides computer science training for qualified young men of color. This significant investment is funding 60 rising high school juniors and seniors participating in this year’s ASC Summer Intensive. This funding more than doubles last year’s $100,000 contribution to ASC through AT&T Aspire, AT&T’s signature initiative that drives innovation in education to support student success in school and beyond.

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    Shaping Innovation Through Play

    July 14, 2016 10:51 AM by Anne Wintroub

    I live in San Francisco, where “making” and “tinkering” has become a rite of passage for kids. Schools, public and independent, are building maker spaces.  Libraries are hosting making workshops.  And every summer, parents go to somewhat absurd lengths to get their kids into the stunningly popular Maker Camps that have popped up across the city.  I know, I’m one of them.  And it’s worth it, my now eight-year-old still remembers proudly the giant crocodile he built two years ago at a Maker Camp, and brags daily that he knows how to use a chop saw.  To him, making equals fun, and first and foremost that’s what it is.  But it’s also deeply empowering for young people, who learn through making to collaborate, evaluate and create.   

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    AT&T Takes on AoT

    July 14, 2016 9:33 AM by AT&T

    By now, you’ve heard of IoT. You’ve probably heard of IIoT. But have you heard of AoT?

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    The Three Pillars of Supply Chain Sustainability

    July 12, 2016 2:15 PM by Stephen Bernard & Swathy Ramaswamy

    Implementing sustainability across one large company is substantial feat on its own. Yet for AT&T, we are not just working on sustainability at our own company but trying to embed sustainable business practices at hundreds of companies all at the same time. That is part of what it means to work on supply chain sustainability, from setting a goal to reduce our customers’ emissions 10x our own footprint, to setting goals to reduce energy intensity at our operations, to working with our suppliers to ensure they are living up to the standards we have set for ourselves. 

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    Working With Year Up to Tap the Potential of Opportunity Youth

    July 7, 2016 2:15 PM by MEGHAN BARNES

    During grad school, my econ 622 professor used a popular fast food burrito to help explain the basics of supply and demand.  I was reminded of this course while reading an article in preparation for a panel on new ventures in corporate philanthropy.  This time, however, the example was one I am much more passionate about: how opportunity youth can fix the strain on the United States talent pipeline.

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    Access and Aging: Leveling the Tech Playing Field

    July 7, 2016 1:21 PM by ROMAN SMITH

    Recently the AT&T Advisory Panel on Access & Aging (AAPAA) met in Washington, D.C. for a semi-annual meeting to discuss needs and trends in the accessibility and aging community with guest speakers and corporate advisors. AAPAA is a group of 15 different organizations that have a vast network of constituencies looking to AT&T to bring innovative technology to the market that allows individuals in accessibility and aging communities to lead fulfilling lives. Like prior gatherings, I had the honor of joining and participating. Over the course of two days, we had the opportunity to hear from both internal AT&T organizations and external speakers on how we are working together to meet the evolving needs of the accessibility and aging communities.

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