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Black Lair is OPEN starting this Thursday, April 7th

Black LaIR is providing Assignment Debugging Help for CS106A and CS106B ​with the support of the CS Department. Black LaIR is open to everyone, so if you’re a 106A or 106B student who needs conceptual or debugging help, feel free to stop by!

About Us

Black in Computer Science aims to build and strengthen the growing community of Black students studying or interested in Computer Science here at Stanford. We hope to facilitate the educational and professional development of Black Stanford students in tech and help combat the issues they face in the tech industry. At Black in CS we strive to create an inclusive and welcoming community by hosting programming centering the black experience in Computer Science while equipping students with the tools, resources, and networks to succeed in their fields.

If you are interested in receiving more information about the events and programs that Black in CS runs, you should join the Black in CS Mailing List! Please fill out this Black in CS Interest Form, and we will add you to the mailing list as soon as we can.

Programs and Opportunities

Check below for ways you can get involved with Black in CS!

Black Lair

Black Lair is an academic mentorship program for students in CS106A and CS106B. Black Lair runs multiple help sessions per week where students can come in with bugs, questions, or seeking general guidance. With 20 amazing course helpers, 48 quarterly sessions, and 300 students served annually, Black Lair works to foster a community of mentorship, collaboration, and inclusivity within the Black CS community.

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CS Career Prep

Black in CS hosts a range of career-centered programming. This programming serves to help make students equipped for interviews, network opportunities and the barriers students may face in the tech industry. Career Prep events include Open Gym coding interview prep, company tours, and networking panels with black tech employees.                                                                                                                              

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Workshops

Education is at the forefront of our organization, and through a range of educational experiences, we provide learning opportunities for students outside the classroom. Throughout the year, we host workshops centering opportunities for students to learn new undiscovered skills, improve their technical proficiency, and gain confidence.  

Upcoming Events

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AfroTech Conference

AfroTech is an annual conference held in Oakland, California that features over 60 professional speakers and hosts over 10,000 attendees that brings together Black undergraduate and graduate computer scientists, venture capitalists, recruiters, technologists, and culture enthusiasts from all over the world. AfroTech will be held virtually in 2021.

November 8th - November 13th

In order to register for the AfroTech Conference, please fill out this AfroTech Interest Form by Friday, October 29th, 2021.

 

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CURIS Undergraduate Research Fellowship

CURIS is the undergraduate research program of Stanford's Computer Science Department. Each summer, 100+ undergraduates conduct and participate in computer science research advised and mentored by faculty and Ph.D. students.

CURIS Fellowships provide guaranteed funding for undergraduates to participate in summer research. A Fellowship student's stipend is paid for by the department. A student awarded a CURIS fellowship is responsible for finding a research project to work on, but does not go through the matching process of standard CURIS participation. Students receiving Fellowships are encouraged to use the CURIS project listings to find interesting projects and reach out to the corresponding faculty and Ph.D. students.

Application Deadline is December 15th, 2021.

Contact curis-mentors@cs.stanford.edu with any questions or concerns.

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Contact Us

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about Black in CS or any of the programs or events we run.