a16z Podcast

a16z Podcast: Code and Culture in South Central Los Angeles — An Audio Essay

Oscar Menjivar

Posted September 7, 2015


South Central Los Angeles — which includes Watts and Compton — in many ways still hasn’t recovered from the Rodney King riots of 1992. In South Central L.A. there isn’t the same opportunity found elsewhere in L.A. When Oscar Menjivar returned as an adult to his South Central community, what he found were too many teens facing options that went from bad to worse. He decided to attack the lack of possibilities through coding.