On Oct. 7, American Airlines sponsored the Black Enterprise (BE) Smart Hackathon, with more than 110 students from 23 Historic Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) participating in a 24-hour nonstop coding competition.

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The BE Smart Hackathon prepared students from HBCUs to become dynamic tech leaders by providing them valuable opportunities to build relationships, gain mentorship, and add meaningful experience to their resumes. American Airlines was proud to sponsor the event, as they continue their focus on recruiting, developing and retaining the best and brightest talent possible with diverse backgrounds.