Your Voice is Power- Make Beats. Learn Code. Promote Equity.
From Blair Banks on April 20th, 2021
Your Voice is Power: Make Beats. Learn Code. Promote Equity.
Sabrina Grossman, Roxanne Moore, Chalece DeLaCoudray, and Danyelle Larkin
In light of recent events around racial injustice, Amazon Future Engineer and Georgia Tech have partnered with Pharrell and his philanthropic organization, YELLOW, to create an innovative learning experience and coding competition for students across the country. Using Pharrell and JayZ’s new song “Entrepreneur”, students will explore how entrepreneurship, music, and computer science are transformational pathways toward equity. Students will analyze how musical artists design songs to build awareness of racial injustice, and inspire listeners to take action towards creating a more just nation. Using Georgia Tech’s EarSketch platform, students will learn how to code in python to create a musical remix using sounds from Entrepreneur. Students will have the opportunity to submit their remixes to the competition and will be judged based on music, code, and messaging. This session will outline the learning experience, provide a tutorial on EarSketch, and share competition details.