Mayor Libby Schaaf and Director Shaun Tai
http://oaklanddigital.org/donate/ – Inspiration Awards is a heartfelt gala and fundraising celebration honoring three champions bringing about positive change through their passion, dedication, and innovation. It’s your chance to meet Bay Area thought leaders in the fields of technology, business, and philanthropy.
Video filmed by Owen Carlson for Oakland Digital & BRIDGEGOOD.com. Video post- produced by Shaun Tai, www.bridgegood.com/shaun.
Cal State East Bay Names Shaun Tai 40 Under 40
POSTED APRIL 26, 2017
Introducing Cal State East Bay’s 40 Under 40 Awards
The university prepares to honor 40 alumni at an inaugural ceremony April 28
An Emmy-winning newscast producer. A world-renowned composer. The minister of agriculture of a foreign country. They’re just a few of Cal State East Bay’s inaugural 40 Under 40 Alumni Award recipients, who will be honored by the university Friday, April 28 at Lake Chalet restaurant in Oakland. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a cocktail reception followed by the awards presentation.
“Cal State East Bay produces many talented young alumni who make substantial contributions to their communities and professions,” said Richard Watters, executive director of alumni and constituent engagement. “Our 40 Under 40 recipients are great role models for the university’s current students, and shining examples of how Cal State East Bay helps elevate the region and the state.”
Award honorees encompass Cal State East Bay alumni from all colleges and career paths, including educational leaders, entrepreneurs, social justice advocates, tech and marketing gurus, health care professionals and civil servants. While many universities in the area claim the same successes among their alumni, according to Jennifer Case, president of the Alumni Association, the achievements of Cal State East Bay graduates frequently hold deeper meaning and greater value, both for the individuals and those who helped them along the way.
“We know that many Pioneer alumni are first-generation college students and most worked their way through college with at least one job, sometimes two or three,” Case said. “Our alumni often persevere through challenging situations to complete their degrees and support their families and communities. Knowing that [these honorees] are age 40 or under, we look forward with excitement to see what’s next on the horizon.”
Cal State East Bay is honored to announce its 2017 class of 40 Under 40 Alumni Award recipients including:
Shaun Tai (B.A. ’02, Digital Art), Executive Director, Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center
Tai is the executive director of Oakland Digital, which he co-founded in 2009. He dedicates himself to enhancing tech literacy and opportunity among entrepreneurs and students. Tai also leads the direction and product strategy for BRIDGEGOOD, a web application that connects early stage creatives to professional opportunities. The platform is funded by Google.org and the Golden State Warriors Community Foundation. In 2015, he was named Cal State East Bay’s Distinguished Young Alumnus of the Year.
Inspiration Awards 2016
It takes creativity to change the world. Thank you donors, friends, and volunteers.
Inspiration Awards 2016 with Veronica De La Cruz, Jason Mayden, Justin Steele, and Rowena Tomaneng.
Photo by Malcolm Wallace for Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC), 2016.
Veronica De La Cruz and Shaun Tai
Oakland Digital’s Inspiration Awards 2016 took place Dec 3, 2016 – thrilled Veronica De La Cruz of KPIX CBS San Francisco Bay Area hosted… and was amazing!
Emily Turner & Shaun Tai
Emily, thank you for emceeing Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC)’s Inspiration Awards 2015! #OaklandInspiration
Photo by Harvey Wong, 2015 — at Oakland Asian Cultural Center.
Netta Brielle & Shaun Tai
#Special #thanks to #NettaBrielle for an #amazing & #inspiring performance at the #OaklandDigital #InspirationAwards2015! A #true #talent #newschool #swagg with #oldschool #RandB #hiphop #soul – bringin’ that 90’s #flava / #realness back! #InspireOakland #IA2015 @nettabrielle #580Music #3xKrazy #OaklandInspiration #imafan #bayluv
Mayor Libby Schaaf & Shaun Tai
Special shout-out to #OaklandMayor #LibbySchaaf – #giving #opening #remarks at #OaklandDigital #InspirationAwards on December 10! #IA2015 #OaklandInspiration #ODALC #InspireOakland #TWMTDW
Dr. Elñora Webb & Shaun Tai
Inspiring conversation with Dr. Elñora Webb, President at Laney College. Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) and friends honored her Dec 10th at Inspiration Awards 2015!
Photo by Andrew Warren for Oakland Digital, 2015.
Bridging the Digital Divide with Shaun Tai
KPR1 Radio special guest Shaun Tai
LinkedIn welcomes Founders of Oakland Digital
R. Shay Miles (The North Face) & Shaun Tai
Madrid to Oakland with Marta & Shaun Tai
Oakland Digital’s Evolution of the Music Business hosted at Pandora
Inspire Oakland 2014
Wix.com partners with Shaun Tai
Black History Month with Shaun Tai & Google
Zazzle & Shaun Tai
Zazzlers are a passionate bunch. We’re dreamers. And we believe that anything is possible (ok, most anything). From PhD’s in mathematics to national physics champions to professional artists and manufacturing gurus… we’re all over the place but united by a passion to re-define commerce.
The Clorox Company: Rita Forte & Shaun Tai
Rita Forte & Shaun Tai at Yahoo! HQ
“Yahoo is focused on making the world’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining – whether you’re searching the web, emailing friends, sharing photos with family, or simply checking the weather, sports scores or stock quotes.”