Young Guru is looking to provide resources for the best of the best in the world of coding. On Wednesday (Aug. 22), the famed audio engineer for JAY-Z/renowned beatsmith announced the give away of one million dollars in scholarship funds for people of color interested in coding.
In partnership with Opportunity Hubs and Rodney Sampson, Guru will also team with the Flatiron School which is dedicated to this field and serves as an incubator of knowledge for 10,000 people. The announcement was accompanied by a national Tech To Wealth tour, ending on Oct. 3 in Seattle.
We are giving away 1 million dollars in scholarship money. I’m partnering with @rodneysampson @theohubs @flatironschool to get 10K people of color coding! Meet us in Atlanta on FRI, AUG 24 @WeWork Colony Square for the first #TechToWealth Tour, https://t.co/a6kb4wqABt pic.twitter.com/EP1LaalblY
In an interview with Highsnobiety, Guru discussed how music and technology go hand-in-hand and why creatives should take advantage of the tools that are at their disposal.
“The technologies we have, some of them are better than what we’ve imagined on Star Trek,” he said. “Those type of things, as an engineering feat, are amazing. Also, what these technologies do in terms of power, what they give to the user and to the artist in terms of creative power is just incredible.”