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The Dallas Weekly

PO Box 151789

Dallas, TX 75215


Jess Washington


October 10th, 2022


A FREE event for the non-technical who wants a jump-start into a technical career.

DALLAS, Oct. 10, 2022 — The Dallas Weekly (DW) has partnered with Microsoft to sponsor a free community event designed to give readers a potentially life-changing opportunity to enter the field of computer technology.

This free event will be hosted by the Microsoft Corporation (LC1) on their Irving campus located at 7000 State Highway 161 (at Sierra Dr), Irving, TX 75039 on Friday, October 28, 2022 from 10am to 2pm and will feature several tech professionals, past and present, in a multitude of fields.

“I’m so excited for this partnership with DW and Microsoft to showcase the talent of DFW Black techs. More importantly, I want DW readers to know that there is opportunity right in their ‘backyard’…even if they didn’t go to school for tech,” said Dallas Weekly COO, Jess Washington.

Microsoft’s Casey Morris, coordinator of the event, concurs. “This ‘Breaking into Tech’ community event will focus on the Black and Brown communities in the DFW area who may come from non-traditional backgrounds but are driven, capable and available. This event will be a local, on-the-ground effort that lays out valid pathways and resources to make an entry level technical job accessible.

For more information about this event and other advertising or feature opportunities with The Dallas Weekly, contact Jess Washington at or call (214) 428-8958.  Go to eventbrite to register for the event.

About The Dallas Weekly – For over six decades, the Dallas Weekly has been recognized nationally, statewide, and locally as a valued Texas institution. From the heart of the African American community, the paper remains committed to addressing the issues, people, and organizations that impact lives in what is now the 4th largest metroplex in the nation. 

About Microsoft – Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.