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Blacks In Technology Announces Masten Worley as New Director of Strategic Partnerships and Business Operations

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Blacks In Technology is happy to announce that Masten Worley has been appointed as the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Business Operations for BIT. Continue reading

Blacks In Technology presents: The Tech Life…Getting Hired – Engineering at Puppet w/ Grace Andrews and James Jones

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On this episode of “The Tech Life..Getting Hired” we’ll be joined by Solutions Engineers at Puppet,  Grace Andrews and James Jones.   About our guests: Grace Andrews is a Technical Solutions Engineer at Puppet who spends a lot of time with Read more…

Attend the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Symposium With BIT

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In a partnership with Blacks in Technology, the Linux Foundation is offering BIT members several ways to participate in the discussion around open technologies that will take place at the Open Source Summit in Los Angeles this September including free passes, discount codes, and scholarships. Continue reading

Win a Free Pass to USENIX ATC 2017 conference

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The USENIX ATC 2017 Conference will be held on July 11 – 12, 2017 in Santa Clara, CA.  Blacks In Technology will be giving away several conference passes to select BIT community members.  Qualifying for a free pass is easy! How do I Read more…

Win A Free Pass to the USENIX Security Symposium 2017 Conference

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Blacks In Technology will be giving away several free conference passes to the USENIX Security Symposium to select BIT community members. Continue reading

Blacks In Technology announces partnership with USENIX

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Blacks In Technology is proud to announce that we have renewed our partnership with technology organization, USENIX – The Advanced Computing Systems Association. Continue reading

What is a Product Manager and Why Does My Startup Need One?

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By way of introduction, I am a product manager at a high growth Fintech company based in London. Prior to this, I co-founded a music discovery and streaming platform with over 100,000 loyal fans called Mixtape Madness. I also love Read more…

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Blacks In Technology presents: The Tech Life…Getting Hired – Engineering at GitHub w/ Jasmine Greenaway and Stanley Goldman

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology The Tech Life Google Hangout Series, we’ll be speaking with GitHub Software Engineers, Jasmine Greenaway and Stanley Goldman. Continue reading

How Blacks In Technology Helped Me Level Up in Tech

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In this article, one of the first BIT contributors recalls her journey in tech from entry level to owning her own business. Continue reading

Blacks In Technology Twin Cities “Tech at Target” meetup

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Blacks in Technology and Target are proud to collaborate on our “Tech at Target” Meetup! Come listen to a variety of speakers from Target Continue reading

Gear Up for NSBE’s 2017 Summer Engineering Experience for Kids Program

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The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will be hosting its 2017 Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program across 15 US cities. The program is in its 11th year and is the nation’s largest summer engineering program geared towards African-American youth. Continue reading

#BITTechTalk Podcast Episode #107 w/ PhD Student And Hip Hop Artist – Sammus

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are joined by Science and Tech PhD student and hip hop artist Sammus. Continue reading

#BITTechTalk ep. #106 w/ Sherrell Dorsey – #BLKTECHCLT

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we catch up with Sherrell Dorsey to see what she’s been up to since her earlier appearance on our show. Continue reading

Tech Playground: How Americans Will Keep Getting Smarter

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It’s more important than ever that we attract and engage all ages of people into technology. Unfortunately the path to tech hasn’t been well paved for most (white Americans males included). Continue reading

Why You Should Consider a Salesforce Career

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The demand for Salesforce developers is growing. Here’s some information on why you might want to consider a career in Salesforce. Continue reading

Toya Gatewood at Dreamforce 2016

Blacks In Technology presents: The Tech Life…Getting Hired w/ Brian Reaves Sr. VP at SAP

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Hey everyone! Sorry for the long layoff but we are back with a brand new episode of the Blacks In Technology presents: “The Tech Life…Getting Hired”  series. On this episode we’ll be speaking with Brian Reaves, Sr. VP within the office of Read more…

PuppetConf 2017 Offers Diversity Scholarships

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PuppetConf 2017 is right around the corner and our partners at Puppet are promoting and celebrating diversity in the technology industry. Puppet is bringing PuppetConf back to San Francisco, California from October 10-12, 2017. Continue reading

Blacks In Technology Tech and Mingle Meetup at Self Conference 2017

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The annual Self developers conference is just around the corner and Blacks In Technology will be organizing another fantastic meetup filled with great networking, food, drinks and prizes. We welcome people from all areas of technology to attend. Continue reading

Blacks In Technology Announces New Editor

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Blacks In Technology is happy to announce Michael Jenkins as our new Editor. Continue reading

Call for Contributors

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Are you a blogger, podcaster, or multimedia expert looking for a new outlet? Here’s an opportunity to add your unique voice to the discussion of people of color in tech with an emphasis on their accomplishments and achievements. Blacks in Technology is looking for new contributors for all media outlets including the website, podcast, and newsletter. Continue reading

Blacks In Technology presents: The Tech Life…Getting Hired – Outreachy Internships Pay Underrepresented Groups to Work in Open Source Software w/ guest Tony Sebro

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Blacks In Technology presents a special Google Hangouts On Air event, as we sit down and talk with Tony Sebro (general counsel at the Software Freedom Conservancy) about Outreachy, an initiative that helps people from underrepresented groups get involved in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) as well as offer paid full time internships opportunities. Continue reading

Upcoming Twin Cities Blacks In Technology Software and Tech Meetup – “Leaders In Tech and Tech Pathways”

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Join the Twin Cities chapter of Blacks In Technology for their upcoming meetup, “Leaders In Tech and Tech Pathways”. Learn from and engage with Tech leaders of color. Here their paths to the C-Suite and opportunities to forge a great career. Speakers: Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #105 w/ Amanda Spann

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast our guest is Amanda Spann, Entrepreneur, Marketing Director and Founder of SpannandCompany, a marketing consulting firm.  About our guest Amanda Spann is marketer and app entrepreneur on a mission to help fellow founders Read more…

BIT Startup Of The Week: Socialgive – “Making donating easier through social media”

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Q: Who Founded your company?   A: Brandon Parkes Q: Give us a brief summary of your background in tech A: Having a mixed background in nonprofit management and corporate social responsibility, I have had the opportunity to leverage technology Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #104 w/ Derick Pearson Founder of BlackTech Week

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Happy New Year everyone! We are back after a long hiatus and a change of venue. On this exciting episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we will be speaking with social entrepreneur and founder of BlackTech Week, Derick Pearson. Read more…

BIT Startup Of The Week: Nomsy – “Bringing you the food you want and need”

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Q: Who Founded your company?   A: Robert Greenfield (CEO), Nick Conflitti (CPO), and Jonathan More (CTO) Q: Give us a brief summary of your background in tech (2-3 sentences)  A: Robert Greenfield has a full-stack development background and has worked at Read more…

HBCU To Startup hosting online info sessions with Pinterest and Uber

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Our good friends at HBCU to Startup are hosting 2 virtual information sessions this week with 2 top tech companies, Pinterest and Uber. Thursday December 8, 2016  9:00 am – 9:30 am PT Join HBCU to Startup for this 30-minute virtual Read more…

BIT Startup Of The Week: Moving Analytics

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Q: Who Founded your company? A: Ade Adesanya, Harsh Vathsangam Q: Give us a brief summary of your background in tech. A: Did research in nano-technology as an undergrad building chips for semi conductors, co-founded givepals.com a social market place Read more…

Volunteer with Blacks In Technology

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Blacks In Technology is looking to expand our efforts of increasing diversity in tech through community and media, and we need dedicated individuals that can serve as volunteers to help move the organization forward. Since these are part-time volunteer positions, Read more…

Hacking Diversity – Views from the USENIX Security Symposium 2016

By Asti Plear 0 Comments

I attended the USENIX Advance Computing Systems Association Security Symposium in Austin, TX last month and it was amazing!! Hundreds of IT Security scholars and professionals gathered to participate in a great event. (Special thanks to Blacks in Technology and Read more…

Strideforce Hackathon – Hacking for Diversity & Inclusion in Tech

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Blacks In Technology is happy to be a community sponsor for the upcoming Strideforce hackathon happening November 4-6. Strideforce’s mission is to create a future where tech sector diversity reflects that of the population at large; with the intention of bridging the current racial Read more…

Win A Free Pass to the USENIX LISA 2016 conference

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Blacks In Technology has once again partnered up with USENIX as an official community sponsor for their annual LISA (Large Installation System Administration) conference happening Dec. 4-9 in Boston, MA at the Sheraton Boston hotel. As a result of our continued partnership we will be selecting 5 individuals Read more…

Win A Free Pass To The Clojure/conj 2016 Developers Conference

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Blacks In Technology is once again partnering up with Clojure/Conj as an official community sponsor for their annual conference happening Dec. 1-3 in Austin, TX at the Hilton Austin hotel, 500 E 4th St. Austin, TX 78701. As a result of our Read more…

African American Founded Tech Startup Offers Stock/Ownership In Company

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African American founded tech startup Bluurp (a social networking app that lets you post messages across Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and LinkedIn as well as share videos from YouTube, songs from Spotify, and photos across Instagram, Pinterest, and Flickr), has joined with Read more…

#BITTechTalk Podcast ep. #103 w/ Courtney and Tye Caldwell of ShearShare

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are joined by Courtney and Tye Caldwell, Founders of the startup ShearShare, an app that connects salon and barbershop owners to individual beauty operators to fill unused salon suites and stations on Read more…

Win a Free Pass to the Tech Inclusion 2016 Conference!!!

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Blacks In Technology is happy to announce that we are official media sponsors for the Tech Inclusion 2016 Conference happening Oct. 25th – 26th at Innovation Hangar 3601 Lyon Street Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall San Francisco, CA,  and as a result of this partnership BIT will be Read more…

Upcoming #BITTechTalk ep. #102 w/ Scott Hanselman

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Join us on September 15th, 2016 at 9pm EST for the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast ep. #102 with Author, Speaker, Blogger, Developer and friend Scott Hanselman.   About our guest: Scott Hanselman is a web developer who has been Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #101 w/ Sherrell Dorsey – Founder of ThePLUG

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast our guest is Sherrell Dorsey, Founder of ThePLUG. About our guest: Sherrell Dorsey is a social impact tech writer covering technology, sustainability, and equity in Fast Company, Next City and other national Read more…

Win A Free Ticket To The Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit

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The Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit is happening in Burlingham, CA on Oct. 10-11th, 2016. The TechConneXt Summit is a 2 day event filled with insightful tech talks, interactive technology workshops and one on one sessions featuring some of the top minds in Tech such as Tristan Walker (Founder of Walker and Read more…

******POSTPONED****** Blacks In Technology And Puppet To Host Online Job Recruiting Event

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! Blacks In Technology has teamed up with our partners, Women In Linux and leading software technology company, Puppet, to host an online job recruiting event, Thursday August 25, 2016 at 6pm EST Read more…

The Tech Life….Getting Hired ep. #2 “Interning in Silicon Valley” w/ Camille Eddy and Kymberlee Hill

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology presents The Tech Life…Getting Hired, we are joined by Camille Eddy and Kymberlee Hill, interns at HP and Intel respectively. We will discuss their experiences as interns at two of the biggest technology Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #99 w/ Marquett Burton Founder of Fletch

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are joined by Marquett Burton. Marquett is an entrepreneur, a speaker, an educator and the founder of Fletch a college retention app empowering students to form study groups & easily get academic support. Read more…

Blacks In Technology presents “The Tech Life…Getting Hired – Interning in Silicon Valley”

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Join us on Sunday August 7th, 2106 at 8pm EST, for another Google Hangout episode of “The Tech Life…Getting Hired”. We are keeping with our tradition of providing informational and inspirational resources to our community. Camille Eddy and Kymberlee Hill Read more…

6 Things I’ve Learned From Interviewing Black Female Founders

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Over the past 2 months, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing black women founders on my podcast, HustleNRose, who have made their mark in Technology, Nonprofit, and Creative ventures. These women are building technology companies with a social justice component and Read more…

Why the Matrix Still Has You

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“The Matrix” was one of the best, thought-provoking movies ever made (and yes, I am referring to the first one, not the sub-par sequels). The metaphors, similes and analogies that can be derived from the story are many – thus Read more…

Akamai Technical Academy partners with The Tech Connection to provide paid technical training

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Good news for the BIT community. Melissa James and our good friends over at The Tech Connection (you remember Melissa right. from the #BITTechTalk podcast ep. 97?) are now a proud partner for the,  Akamai Technical Academy (ATA) which is a Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #98 w/ Makinde Adeagbo – Founder of /dev/color

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are joined by Makinde Adeagbo, Software Engineer and Founder of the /dev/color organization. /dev/color is a non-profit organization on a mission to advance the careers of black software engineers. About our guest: Makinde Read more…

Springboard Initiative is seeking mentors

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Blacks In Technology believes that our youth are more than capable of participating,  making contributions to, and competing in the tech industry. Most just need the exposure to careers in tech, educational and training resources and also the opportunity to Read more…

Expert SIS16 Insights on Including Blacks in Technology

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The 2016 Social Innovation Summit (SIS16) took place in Washington, DC and represented a global convening of the world’s leading luminaries to discuss ideas at the nexus of technology and social change. The summit was starting in about 25 minutes. Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #97 w/ Melissa James – Founder and CEO of The Tech Connection

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are joined by Melissa James, President and CEO of The Tech Connection, which is a premier marketplace for purpose driven, diverse technical talent. Their mission is to help people reach their Read more…

Blacks In Technology partners with USENIX

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Blacks In Technology continues to seek out strategic partnerships that will help the members of our community become world class technology professionals. In doing so we are proud to announce that we have partnered with another great technology organization, USENIX Read more…

BIT is an Cfficial Community Sponsor for DevOpsDays Minneapolis

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Blacks In Technology is proud to announce that we are an official community sponsor for DevOpsDays Minneapolis taking place on July 20-21, 2016 at the Downtown Minneapolis Hilton. BIT is always happy to lend our community support to the DevOpsDays movement Read more…

BIT Startup Of The Week: BeautyLynk “Bringing the Salon to you”

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Salons and barbershops have always been plagued with scheduling woes and the customers always seem to be on the losing end of that battle. Then there is the issue of waiting even longer when you get to your appointment. Thirty minute to Read more…

TechUP Cleveland Inclusion Summit & Career Fair

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Cleveland’s leaders in inclusive tech are gathering for a summit and showcase featuring important discussions, local technology, and real talk about the value of diversity, equity and inclusion. TechUP is an organization that intentionally connects skilled tech professionals from underrepresented Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #96 w/ Kory Campbell “Inspired to Code – From HBCU Grad to Full Stack Developer”

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are joined by our guest Kory Campbell, an HBCU graduate with a degree in Quantitative Analysis, about his journey from being an HBCU graduate to participant in the General Read more…

BIT Startup of the Week: Intellifunda

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We’ve all heard that everyone learns differently. To some the learning process is an arduous and difficult one. Some say they learn better by doing, while others seem to pick things up just by talking about it. Whatever your learning Read more…

BIT Startup of the Week: ShearShare

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Tye and Courtney Caldwell are tech visionaries whose goal is to disrupt the $265 billion beauty industry. Together, they are American businessmen, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs whose aim is to help beauty professionals build efficient, passion-filled businesses. Q: Who Founded your Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #95 w/ Marlin Page – founder of Sisters Code

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are broadcasting LIVE from Self.Conference and speaking with Marlin Page, founder of Sisters Code. About our guest: Marlin Page is a technology strategist, speaker, media contributor and founder of Sisters Code, a national Read more…

“Smartform” startup company Wyzerr announces $1.5M in seed funding

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As of February 2016, only 11 VC investments over $1 M were raised by a woman of color. As of last week, you can add Natasia Malaihollo, Covington-based CEO and co-founder of customer feedback solution Wyzerr, to that list. Wyzerr, who works Read more…

BIT Startup of the Week: DOSS – “Disrupting the real estate industry with Artificial Intelligence”

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Searching for a place to live is a very intimidating and exhaustive experience but millions of people suffer through it every year. The process is tedious. Searching through hundreds of online listings for the right look and searching even more listings Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #94 “QA Engineering at Sesame Street” with Onyi Nwosu

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are joined by Onyi Nwosu, Director of QA Engineering at Sesame Workshop. We discuss Onyi’s background in engineering, her QA career, her volunteer efforts at Blacks Girls Code New York and her Read more…

GOOGLE ANNOUNCES $250,000 IN GRANTS IN RESPONSE TO FLINT, MI. WATER CRISIS

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(May 3, 2016, Flint, MI) Access to clean drinking water is a concern all over the world, but in the United States it’s often a foregone conclusion. That is not the case recently for the residents of Flint, Michigan, many Read more…

The Tech Life….Getting Hired ep. 1 w/ Michael Dorsey of Amazon

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On our very first episode of the Blacks In Technology presents The Tech Life…Getting Hired, we are joined by Mike Dorsey, Software developer at Amazon. In this episode we discuss interview strategies, resume tips and advice for getting hired as Read more…

BIT Startup of the Week: OjaExpress – “Expanding access to ethnic groceries”

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Q: Who founded your company?  A: Boyede Sobitan is the CEO/Co-founder and Fola Dada is the CTO/Co-founder of OjaExpress. Q: Give us a brief summary of your background in tech.  A: Boyede Sobitan: I am a registered Nurse with a Read more…

Blacks In Technology presents…The Tech Life

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Blacks in Technology is pleased to announce The Tech Life — a continuing Google Hangout web series that discusses the behind the scenes life of PoC in tech. Why “The Tech Life” For the past several years we’ve heard our Read more…

BIT Startup of the Week: NuuED – “Using tech to determine your learning personality”

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Q: Who are the founders of your company and give us a brief summary of each their backgrounds in tech. Derrick O’Neal Derrick has over 20 years of experience in sales across various markets and mentoring youth. NuuED was developed from his Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #93 w/ Darell Austin Co-Founder and CMO of Bluurp

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast  we are joined by Darell Austin, Co-Founder and CMO of Bluurp, a social networking platform that allows you to share media and send messages to other networks for free. Darell Austin, Jr Read more…

BIT Startup of the Week: Vet’s Who Code – “Training Troops for a career in Tech”

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Q: Who Founded your company? A: Myself and Alexis (Lex) Brown II are the original co-founders of FRAGO. Lex will eventually lead the Atlanta squad, once we are able to expand our operations there. Q: Give us a brief summary Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #92 w/ Tameika Reed and Dionne Parler “Women in Linux”

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are  joined by Tameika Reed (CEO) and Dionne Parler (COO) of the Women In Linux organization. Tameika Reed – Founder & CEO Founded Women In Linux out of frustration that there Read more…

Blacks In Technology partners with The Linux Foundation to increase diversity in tech and Stomp the Divide!

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The mission Blacks In Technology has always sought to provide our members with the type of resources that will assist them in becoming world class experts in the technology industry. In the past we have partnered with organizations such as Read more…

BIT partners with Clojure/West 2016

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Blacks In Technology has once again partnered with the folks from Clojure/West for their annual Clojure conference. This year the conference will be taking place April 15-16 in Seattle Washington. BIT is offering FREE passes: This partnership has allowed BIT to offer Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #91 w/ Annyce Davis “Crushing Code at the Washington Post”

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are joined by Annyce Davis, Android Developer, Speaker and published author. About our guest: Annyce is an Android Google Developer Expert. She has spent the past 5 years developing applications for Read more…

We Found the Leak In Your Pipeline

By Hadiyah Mujhid 1 Comment

A look at 2014 undergraduate computer science degrees awarded by institutions may reveal why blacks are underrepresented at tech companies. Each year the National Center For Education Statistics (NCES) releases data on colleges and universities located in the United States. Data Read more…

BIT Startup of the Week: RetraceHealth – “Affordable, Convenient and Personal Primary Care”

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Just about everyone has experienced visiting the doctors office for an ailment only to be sent home with nothing but advice on treatment. In the end you wind up wasting a lot of time and a lot of money. RetraceHealth hopes Read more…

Blacks In Technology T-shirts are now available for sale!

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Recently Blacks In Technology unveiled our new logo. Because of the positive feedback we have been receiving we decided to slap the logo on a t-shirt and make them available to our community. Both men’s and women’s shirts are available. If Read more…

BIT Startup of the Week: Purchase Black – Positive community impact through supporting black owned businesses

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Q. Who Founded your company?  A. Brian AM Williams is the founder of PurchaseBlack.com Q. Give us a brief summary of your background in tech. A. I am an engineer graduate that attended the Purdue University Engineering Honors program.  I Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #90 “Conquering Engineering and Space” w/ Camille Eddy

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast our guest is Camille Eddy, Mechanical Engineer student at Boise State University. About the guest: Camille Eddy is a Mechanical Engineering student at Boise State University and an intern at Read more…

BIT Startup of the Week: Venue Center – “Making it easy for you to find event space”

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Whether it’s a deal on airfare, car rentals, hotel stays,  or bed and breakfasts, one thing is for certain, people love deals and what they love even more, is being able to find deals easily. Expedia, Priceline, Airbnb, and many Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #89 w/ Natasia Mailahollo CEO and Co-Founder of Wyzerr

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast, we will be speaking with the CEO and Co-Founder of Wyzerr, Natasia Mailahollo. This is Natasias second startup venture and we will explore how she went from law student to Read more…

BIT Startup of the Week: vThreat – Security as a Service

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Let’s face it, security is a big deal and companies are faced with the daunting task of making sure that data is protected, information is kept private and their apps are secure. All this while trying to keep a very Read more…

BIT Startup Of The Week: Upsie – Looking To Disrupt the Retail Warranty industry

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Q. Who Founded your company?: A. Clarence Bethea Q. Give us a brief summary of your background in tech: A. I’ve assisted or help found multiple start ups in different industries. Im originally from Atlanta, Ga and love building things from scratch.  Read more…

Moody invites you to attend their Diversity Open House

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One of Moody’s key strategic business imperatives is to increase the diversity of its workforce at all levels which supports their continuing commitment to make Moody’s a diverse and inclusive workplace. As part of Moody’s commitment, they are pleased to invite you to a Read more…

Blacks In Technology partners w/ the Bay area Black Professionals Network for “Black Excellence and Achievement” event

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Join Blacks In Technology® (BIT) and the Bay Area Black Professionals Network for the “Celebrating Black Excellence and Achievement” event happening Feb 18th 6pm – 8pm PT at the Infusion Lounge in San Francisco, CA. Blacks In Technology with the Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #88 “Technically, An Apprentice: How Reebok and Adidas Fill Their Talent Pool” w/ Nia Allen-Lee

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast our guest is Nia Allen-Lee, marketing and corporate social apprentice for Reebok. The apprentice program is a rigorous and competitive year long program with the goal of helping recent grads get into Reebok Read more…

#BITTechTalk podcast ep. #87 “Changing Lives Through Careers In Tech” w/ Chrystal Banks

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast our guest on the show is Chrystal Banks. Chrystal is a Per Scholas graduate and aspiring web developer. We sit down with her to discuss how a career in technology changed Read more…

Twin Cities Blacks In Technology Software and Tech Meetup

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The Blacks In Technology MSP was started to share our experiences and support each other in our professional growth and development. Our events will range from social to educational.  Anyone is welcome to participate. We hope you can come out and Read more…

BIT partners with Elastic – sends 3 members to Elastic[ON] conference

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Continuing with our CBC2020 Tech Initiative to send 150 members to tech conferences, Blacks In Technology has partnered with Elastic (formerly Elasticsearch) for their annual conference, Elastic[ON].  This partnership will allow Blacks In Technology to sponsor tickets for three members of Read more…

#BITTechTalk podcast ep. #86 “Failure and Rejection” w/ Curtiss Pope

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast our guest is software engineer and entrepreneur Curtiss Pope. We talk to Curtiss about “Failure and Rejection” According to Magazines,books,blogs and even autobigraphies ;failure is such an integral part of success in business. SO Read more…

6 Steps To Landing a Google Internship and Turning It Into An Offer

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A few weeks ago I signed a full time offer to begin my career as a Software Engineer at Google. I’ll begin once I graduate next fall. As I signed the virtual document, I reflected on what had been my Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #85 Changing lives through careers in tech (Step It Up America)

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast Greg sits down with several women from the Step It Up America program, and speaks with them how their lives have changed by entering the tech industry. We’ll be joined Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #84 w/ Jenifer Daniels – CEO and Co-Founder of Colorstock

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we sat down and spoke with Jenifer Daniels of Colorstock. Colorstock is a stock photo destination filling the growing need for authentic depictions of people of color. The company offers images of Black, Asian, Read more…

Congressional Black Caucus to announce new initiatives to increase tech diversity

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CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield and Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Co-Chairs of the CBC Diversity Task Force, Convene Leading African American Organizations to Announce New Initiatives to Increase Tech Diversity WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, December 3rd at 10:00 a.m. EST Read more…

The Black Googler Network Presents: Transforming Technology Mixer

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Google engineers do it all–from developing technologies that make the world’s information more accessible and useful to operating the most efficient data centers in the world. Ever wondered what being a Google engineer is really like? Come find out! We Read more…

Social Justice Takes a Stand at Seattle University’s Social Justice Hackathon

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Seattle, Washington, Nov. 6-7, 2015 – Seattle University School of Law will host its first “Social Justice Hackathon.” Law students, lawyers, and developers will collaborate to create technology-based solutions aimed at increasing access for those in need of legal services. This event is Read more…

“Driving Innovation” Twitter chat with Black Enterprise

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Blacks In Technology founder, Greg Greenlee will participate in Black Enterprise’s “Driving Innovation” Twitter chat this Friday November 6th at 12pm EST. To participate use the hashtag #DrivingInnovation! Hope to see you there!

Making the most out of my Dreamforce 2015 experience

By Toya Gatewood 1 Comment

I am a certified Salesforce.com administrator and 2015 marked my 3rd time attending Dreamforce. As always, it was packed with tons of keynotes, breakout sessions, hands on training, parties and networking events – all of that in addition to the Read more…

Valuing Diversity in Design and Technology event at the SF Jazz Center

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Diversity in design and technology leads to more creative, innovative and profitable solutions; in our industry, community and in the world that surrounds us. On Thursday, November 12 please join Inneract Project at the SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium in San Francisco, CA, and our Read more…

BIT offering sponsored passes to DevOpsDaysOhio

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Win a free pass to DevOpsDaysOhio 2015 Because of our partnership with the DevOpsDays organizers and our continued dedication and commitment to establishing a blueprint of world class technical excellence and innovation, Blacks In Technology will be offering five lucky BIT Read more…

Blacks In Technology meetup at PuppetConf 2015

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PuppetConf 2015 is just around the corner and thanks to our partnership with PuppetLabs, Blacks In Technology will be hosting a BIT meetup on Wednesday Oct. 7th 6:30pm PT at Exhibit Hall A. We hope that you can make it Read more…

Tech808 conference coming to NYC!

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Tech808 the Hip Hop inspired tech conference is coming to NYC Monday November 9th at NYU in partnership with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. Tech808 is a one­day tech conference for minority and millennial entrepreneurs. Tech808’s mashup of Hip Hop Read more…

Opportunity to attend Clojure/Conj in Philly

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BIT community, here is a chance for you to attend Clojure/Conj. The organizers of Clojure/Conj are once again providing opportunity grants to underrepresented groups in technology (including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, persons with disabilities and women Read more…

Win a FREE pass to PuppetConf 2015

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Last year Blacks In Technology partnered with PuppetLabs to help increase diversity at the PuppetConf 2014 conference. BIT was able to provide 8 free passes to members of the community to attend the event and let’s just say, it was Read more…

Win a FREE scholarship to attend DreamForce

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Blacks In Technology is happy to announce that we have partnered with Salesforce for their annual Dreamforce conference happening in SanFrancisco, CA. September 15th – 18th. Because of this partnership and Blacks In Technology’s commitment to world class technical excellence Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #80 w/ Bjorn Simmons of Wyzerr

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast episode #80 we speak with Bjorn Simmons, VP of Sales and Marketing for the data analytics startup Wyzerr. About our guest: Bjorn Simmons is a 26 year old entrepreneur, activist, and Read more…

Cincinnati Blacks in Technology meetup: ‘What Cloud Computing Means for Business’

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BDPA  in partnership with Blacks In Technology (BIT) hosts ‘Cincinnati Blacks In Technology’ monthly meetup to collaborate with the vibrant community of like-minded technology professionals of color in our city.  The doors are wide open for those folks who are Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #79 w/ Lisa Caywood – “What you need to know about SDN”

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast Greg welcomes to the show Lisa Caywood of Brocade Communication Systems to talk about SDN (Software Defined Network). We will explore what SDN is, it’s impact on the industry and what businesses Read more…

Live Stream of #OSCON 2015

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OSCON is a week long conference focused on open source software, architecture, framework and tools for todays engineers. Check out the live stream of the event here!

BIT is on #Slack now!!!

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It’s been a while since we’ve had chat in our community (outside of IRC), and we felt it was time to get something going again that helps our community communicate, network and share knowledge with each other, so we started Read more…

An Open Letter On the State of Women of Color in Technology

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As originally posted on http://www.modelviewculture.com Below is an open letter from Women of Color in Tech, an organization focused on tech inclusion, advocacy, and providing support & community for Latina, Indigenous/Native and Black women tech professionals. You can follow their Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #78 w/ Brandon Terrell – Founder of Nomadic Technologies

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast, Greg Greenlee sits down with guest Brandon Terrell, Founder of Nomadic Technologies. Brandon Terrell, known to his colleagues and friends as BT, has been trailblazing a path within the startup community Read more…

#BITTechTalk podcast ep. #77 w/ Rodney Williams (Founder/CEO of LISNR)

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On this edition of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are joined by tech entrepreneur/startup founder/CEO of LISNR, Rodney Williams. About our guest: Rodney Williams, Founder/CEO of LISNR, leads one of the hottest companies in the IoT space that intends Read more…

BIT partners with O’Reilly for SOLID IoT conference

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Blacks In Technology has partnered with tech media giant, OReilly media, to offer our community a 20% discount on the price of admission.  Use the code 20BIT when registering to receive your discount. About Solid: The O’Reilly Solid Conference is returning Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #76 “Open Data, Civic Engagement through technology” w/ Lavita Tuff

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are joined by LaVita Tuff, Policy Analyst for the Sunlight Foundation and we’ll be talking about Open Data and Civic Engagement through technology. The Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan nonprofit Read more…

Things I learned about Sitecore 8 at Houstons first Sitecore meetup group

By Aqueelah Grant 2 Comments

On March 11, 2015, during a visit to Texas, I had the opportunity to attend a “Introduction to Sitecore 8” meetup. Prior to attending this event, the first time I had been introduced to Sitecore was in 2013 while working Read more…

Walking the Tightrope Across the Opportunity Divide

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I had been in and out of college for three or four years when my mother brought home a flyer for some technology program. In so many words, she told me, “You’re going to do this. I signed you up.” Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #74 w/ Computer Scientist Dr. Nicki Washington

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast Greg is joined by Dr. Nicki Washington, Computer Scientist and Associate Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Science at Howard University. Dr. Nicki Washington was the 2000 valedictorian of Johnson C. Read more…

Feeling Othered

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Originally posted on http://blog.8thlight.com/malcolm-newsome/2014/06/18/feeling-othered.html I recently had the distinct pleasure of speaking with three aspiring software developers. They recently enrolled in a code school that helps facilitate their learning and prepare them for careers in the software field. They are sharp Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #73 w/ Dr. Damon Williams of the Boys & Girls Club of America

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On this episode of the #BITTechTalk podcast we are joined by our guest Dr. Damon Williams, Senior Vice President and Chief Education officer at Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Listen as we discuss the BGCA’s new technology Initiative called “My.Future“, an initiative that Read more…

SANS is looking for cybersecurity talent with SANS CyberTalent Fair

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All interested professionals, jobseekers, and students – take a minute and check out the SANS CyberTalent Fair (SCTF), a virtualcareer fair hosted by the SANS Institute that will allow you to directly connect with employers about cybersecurity job opportunities in an online setting two Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #68 with Sian Morson CEO of Kollective Mobile

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(Because of previous technical issues this podcast was rescheduled from Jan 22nd) On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we welcome back our good friend, author, founder, speaker and digital strategy expert, Sian Morson. Sian is the CEO/Founder Read more…

Apple offers scholarships to the WWDC 2015 conference to Blacks In Technology students and members

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Apple has just announced their Worldwide Developers Conference for the week of June 8th-12th in San Francisco, CA.,  and is offering scholarships to the conference to members of the Blacks In Technology organization as well as members of other participating STEM Read more…

A War, a Manifesto, Respect, Courage and some barking: Scrum just got real Part 2

By Aqueelah Grant 8 Comments

On February 25-26, 2015, I took a two-day ScrumMaster class with Instructor Peter Borsella of Winnow Management. On March 1, 2015, I passed my ScrumMaster exam and I am now a Certified ScrumMaster. I must first start off by telling Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #72 w/ Yolanda Conyers – Diversity, the Lenovo Way

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast Greg is joined by guest Yolanda Conyers, Vice President, Worldwide Functions and Human Resources ,Chief Diversity Officer at Lenovo, Author and Speaker. About our guest: Yolanda  is  vice  president  of  worldwide  functions HR Read more…

Inclusion or Lack Thereof: GDC Mirrors Tech Industry

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The annual Game Developers Conference is the pinnacle event for developers to network, and for tech companies to showcase their latest products and advancements. As a first-time attendee who had missed the first three days of the conference, I was Read more…

#BITTechTalk podcast ep. #71 w/ Dr. Danielle Paige Smith “UI/UX – making tech usable”

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In this episode of the #BITTechTalk podcast we are joined by UI/UX (User interface/User eXperience)  expert, Dr. Danielle Paige Smith.  Check it out as we discuss UI/UX as a career in technology and the research that goes on in the field. Read more…

BIT partners with Self.conference to help tackle diversity in tech!

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Blacks In Technology focuses on increasing diversity in technology as well as establishing a blueprint of world class technical excellence and innovation by providing great resources to the community. In the past year we have partnered with organizations such as O’Reilly Read more…

Black Founders brings their HBCU Hackathon to Grambling State University

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On March 20-22, Black Founders will bring their HBCUHacks program to Grambling State University. HBCUHacks is a series of weekend hackathons that introduce students at historically black colleges and universities to technology careers and entrepreneurship. Grambling, LA (March 3, 2015) — Black Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. 70 with Nnena Ukuku — “Bitcoin, what you need to know legally”

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast, we are talking Bitcoin again. On our last podcast about Bitcoin we discussed the technical ins and outs of the digital currency. This episode we are joined by Nnena Ukuku, tech start-up attorney Read more…

Verizon Shows The Potential Of Us with Blacks In Technology Founder Greg Greenlee

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In celebration of Black History month, Verizon Wireless has kicked off its “Potential Of Us” initiative highlighting the accomplishments of diverse technology trailblazers from around the country. Verizon does a fantastic job in recognizing the crowning achievements of the Bronx Academy Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #69 w/ Jibril Sulaiman

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Joining us on this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast is serial entrepreneur and technology businessman, Jibril Sulaiman.   Bio: Jibril Sulaiman II is the president of Pay Cell Systems, a technology company that specializes in solutions for the Read more…

Bringing diversity to Bsides Tampa InfoSec conference – Up close with organizer, Derrick Thomas

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Derrick Thomas is doing his part in tackling diversity in the Information Security world. He is the organizer of the BSides Tampa InfoSec conference in Tampa, Florida and an information security expert. He recently sat down with BIT so that Read more…

How to show your worth during your QA interview

By Aqueelah Grant 1 Comment

Even if you are the most intelligent and qualified person, if you are not prepared for your interview you can lose the opportunity. I think I speak for most people when I say interviewing has always made me want to Read more…

MIT celebrates MLK day by hosting AMA on Reddit with Computer Scientist James Mickens

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Yesterday MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) celebrated MLK Day by holding a special Q&A session on Reddit with James Mickens, a computer scientist at Microsoft Research and Visiting Professor who is at MIT as part of the Read more…

Boys and Girls Club of America partners with Comcast NBC Universal to launch tech initiative

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The Boys and Girls Club of America has been a fixture in America’s inner city communities for quite a long time. Their mission is “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #67 “Making sense of your data” w/ guest Jordan Sissel

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Looking at server logs, or any type of logs for that matter, can be a tedious and painstaking task for any sys admin. Most often we have to remote into each individual server and then if we have to piece Read more…

Software Testing terms, you may not be familiar with

By Aqueelah Grant 3 Comments

…But may actually, be doing at work. I find that people are familiar with the more commonly used terms such as functionality testing, non-functional testing, usability testing, unit testing, and regression testing, however here are 3  that can stump you Read more…

BIT Company Profiles – Black Men Run

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About the Founders Who is/are the Founder(s)/App creator:    The company is Diverse Mobile, LLC. – “Bridging the Digital Divide” The BMR App creator is company president and founder Brian Roberson. Co founders are VP Jason Russell and VP Edward Read more…

BIT Company Profiles – Many Mentors

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About the Founders: Who is/are the Founder(s)/App creator? Tiffany St. Bernard and Keshia Ashe Give us a brief summary of your background in tech (2-3 sentences): Keshia and Tiffany are both the Ph.D. candidates in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, respectively. Read more…

Career Advice for Entry-Level Software Testers

By Aqueelah Grant 6 Comments

One of my college buddies  reached out and asked if I could give his younger sister career advice as she is a newbie to the software testing industry. Here’s the advice I gave her….. Distance yourself from negative people: One of Read more…

#bossup: Rejection is a Blessing advice from #Tech808

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I captured this excellent advice from my buddies over at The Phat Startup so I just had to share. Read more of their excellent advice on The Phat Startup Blog and don’t forget to register for #Tech808 The Entrepreneur Conference Read more…

#BITTechTalk podcast ep. #65 “Bitcoin/crypto-currency, what we need to know”

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we delve into the world of bitcoins and crypto-currency. Joining us to answer questions about crypto-currency, it’s potential impact in the black community and their digital wallet application, Pheeva, is our guests Read more…

Tech conferences…where are we?

By Greg Greenlee 9 Comments

I love tech conferences. The knowledge to be gained from attending talks, the schwag you receive from technology vendors trying to push their latest and greatest product, the incredible networking with other professionals in the tech space,  and most importantly Read more…

The Awesomeness that was PuppetConf

By Greg Greenlee 5 Comments

A few weeks back from attending PuppetConf and I’m already missing it. Let’s start off by saying, my trip to San Francisco as well as my attendance at PuppetConf was one of the best experiences I’ve had as a tech professional, Read more…

#BITTechTalk podcast ep. #63 “Innovation and Diversity at tech conferences pt. 2”

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are revisiting the topic of diversity at tech conferences. Given our recent partnerships with PuppetLabs, StrangeLoop, O’Reilly and DevOpsDays Chicago, as well as our attendance at some of these Read more…

Salesforce Million Dollar Hackathon

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Do you have what it takes to build a mobile app on the Salesforce platform? Well here is your chance to prove it. Salesforce.com, the #1 cloud computing company in the world is giving away a whopping one million dollars in Read more…

The KNOW’S for beginners in Software Training

By Aqueelah Grant 1 Comment

Your Guide to being a beginner and still helping others KNOW your Stuff – It’s important to ensure that you, are the subject matter expert. Take a deep dive into the software you are training others on, prior to your Read more…

BIT in the Bay “Meet and Greet” event

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Blacks In Technology (BIT) is in the Bay area and we want you to come out and kick it with us.  Join other tech professionals of color for a couple of hours of fun, networking, drinks and some tech talk.   What: Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #62 “Summer End Splash” podcast

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Yes, once again it’s that time of year. Time for the leaves to begin changing colors. Time for the us to start breaking out our jackets and coats. Time for the pools to close up shop. It’s the end of Read more…

“A Dive Into DevOps” #BITTechTalk podcast

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A couple of years ago BIT featured a blog post entitled “A Dive into DevOps“. The article touched on some of the ideals and tools behind the DevOps culture. Two years later and the talk around DevOps is bigger than ever Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #59 “Diversity at tech conferences”

By Blacks In Tech 2 Comments

Diversity issues in technology are nothing new and given the recent diversity reports released by tech giants Google, Facebook and Twitter we all know that there is a lot of work that needs to be done. Take a look at the average technology Read more…

Knight-Mozilla Fellowship Opportunity

By Ayori S. 1 Comment

Opennews.org needs help to encourage women/minorities to apply to the Knight-Mozilla Fellowship programme http://opennews.org/fellowships. They have this year included a box on the application form for minorities so they can track their outreach. It is run by Mozilla who have a big Read more…

Automate all the things – PuppetConf 2014

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PuppetConf , an annual technology conference organized by Puppet Labs, is billed as “The IT Automation Event Of  The Year”. Noted IT Automation and DevOps gurus from around the world will come together to talk about, demonstrate and teach conference attendees Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #58 #FoundersHour with guest Dr. Lanise Block

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast – Founders Hour edition, Greg and Jewell speak with Dr. Lanise Block. Listen as we discuss her organizations focus on enabling teens to become creators of technology, Digital Kinship and some lessons Read more…

Minority Led Technology Startup Creates the Urban Emoji app: Eboticon™: in an Asian and White Male Dominated Technology Industry

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It’s no secret that Silicon Valley and the high tech industry in general is dominated by men of certain races. However the tide might be slowly turning with the introduction of a minority-owned start-up from Atlanta, Eboticon LLC. The groups Eboticon emoji app Read more…

Founders Hour Is Back

By Jewell Sparks 2 Comments

On July 30, 2014, Blacks in Technology in collaboration with BiTHouse will kickoff “Founders Hour,” for a period of 6 months.  During this time, we will tell the stories of Founders who are impacting the lives of others and the Read more…

Googe I/O Live Stream

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Google I/O is an annual developer-focused conference held by Google in San Francisco, California. Google I/O features highly technical, in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more.

Help Blacks in Tech Send Zachary to Yes We Code Hackathon at Essence Festival 2014 #YWChack

By Ayori S. 1 Comment

Last February during Black History Month we at Blacks in Technology featured our first podcast on the topic of Hackathons and participated as a community partner in the first ever Hackathon on Black Male Achievement. As a result of these efforts and others the Read more…

Help Zachary get to Yes We Code Hackathon #YWCHack

BIT at Solid 2014: Where Hardware and Software Meet Everywhere

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Solid is O’Reilly Media’s first conference wholly dedicated to the intersection of hardware and software around what is popularly referred to as IOT or the Internet of Things. Held at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA May 21 Read more…

Stomping The Divide – Velocity Conference 2014

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Blacks In Technology has once again teamed up with O’Reilly Media in order to “Stomp the Divide” and bring valuable resources to our community. This time we are turning our attention to Web Operations. Developers, Sys Admins/Engineers, CTO’s etc everywhere Read more…

OAKLAND BLACK EDTECH STARTUP ON PATH TO IMPACT 20,000,000 STUDENTS

By Blacks In Tech 1 Comment

MindBlown Labs CEO Joins Presidential Advisory Council President Obama recently announced the appointment of Jason Young, Co-Founder and CEO of MindBlown Labs, to his special Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. MindBlown Labs is an Oakland education technology Read more…

Blacks in Technology “Stomps the Divide” with GLAZEDcon 2014

By Jewell Sparks 1 Comment

BiT and BiTHouse have joined forces with GLAZEDcon 2014 to “Stomp the Divide” and “Minimize Barriers to Entry” for Blacks in Technology. Join us at #GlazedCon by ‪WearableWorld on June 3-4 in San Franciso at the Regency Center and receive Read more…

Win a free ticket to MongoDB World

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MongoDB World  is the largest MongoDB conference in the world and we are giving away one or two free tickets a week for the next 4 weeks. Winners will be announced every week. MongoDB World is taking place June 23 Read more…

Configuration, Automation, Relaxation – IT operations at scale

By Greg Greenlee 1 Comment

Manually deploying and administering a server is a mundane and painstaking task. Even with virtualization some organizations are still having to install the operating system, load all the software, configure the OS and the software, and also run updates. Going Read more…

Help Blacks in Tech Fund Startups: Get VUE with Brian Clark

By Ayori S. 0 Comments

People ask me all the time “Who are the African Americans in technology? What can we do to help them?” I want to highlight one today who is on the grind every day about his business and deserving of our support. As Read more…

Help Blacks in Tech Fund Startups

O’Reilly Media partners with Blacks In Technology

By Greg Greenlee 1 Comment

Blacks In Technology strives to provide resources to our community in order to enhance the skill sets of technologists maintaining and building platforms for both present and future utilization Our mission is to provide resources to those of the African Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #53 w/ Kelsey Hightower

By Greg Greenlee 1 Comment

We are back once again with another exciting episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast. This one you won’t want to miss and don’t forget to send us your questions (@blkintechnology) on Twitter using the hashtag #BITTechTalk. Description: This week Read more…

Solid Conference 2014 Software/Hardware Everywhere

By Greg Greenlee 0 Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT), Wearable Tech, Big Data, are just a few of the latest buzz words in technology and people still have questions about each one. What is wearable tech? How do I leverage it? What is the Read more…

Technologists and Coders: Driving Innovation Hackathon Presented by Toyota

By Jewell Sparks 0 Comments

BLACK ENTERPRISE will host its first Driving Innovation Hackathon presented by Toyota, where technology and creative minds will come together to build tools that demonstrate the advantages of sustainability. Leaders of the technology and innovation communities will judge which team Read more…

Inside Bitcoins NYC

By Jewell Sparks 0 Comments

Whether you’re a venture capitalist, lawyer, technologist, entrepreneur, regulator, or public policy expert, their agenda offers the latest intelligence for everyone and anyone interested in learning more about bitcoin. The conference will take a glimpse into bitcoin’s future with sessions Read more…

What you need to know about Bitcoin pt. 1

By Nnena Ukuku 1 Comment

Bitcoin has become both the villain and darling of the world and is a topic virtually on everyone’s tongues. Though a popular topic, very few governments and communities know how to handle Bitcoin. I believe that innovation in the way Read more…

The Future of Wearable Tech & Why You Need to Care

By Ayori S. 2 Comments

The term “Wearables” has got to be my favorite buzz word that is “blowing up” all over the place. Everyone is using the term and talking about “Wearable tech”, but like “Big Data” few people actually have a clue what Read more…

For Entrepreneurs, it’s all about Execution

By Charles Belle 0 Comments

Startup Weekend events are one of the most fun and practical events anyone can participate in. In just 54-hours, participants will learn about themselves as entrepreneurs, build new friendships, and potentially launch a new business that could change their lives Read more…

Ras Pi’s and Robots – Hacking the Hardware

By Greg Greenlee 1 Comment

Within the past year there seems to be an uptick of organizations focused on teaching underrepresented groups how to program. Organizations like Blacks Girls Code, Yeswecode, Hidden Genius Project and Code2040, just to name a few. But when it comes to Read more…

What is a Hackathon Anyway? Behind the Scenes, Organizing Startup Weekend Oakland – Black Male Achievement

By Ayori S. 4 Comments

I love Oakland. I always have. There is a specialness in the people of this area we like to call the “town”. There is a special history of this region as well which makes the conversation of technology and innovation Read more…

Entrepreneurs and Affordable Care Act, Subsidies are Available

By Jewell Sparks 1 Comment

Recently, I was asked to provide a quote for a journalist of a tech publication wanting to write a story on minority entrepreneurs and health care.  The question really got my head spinning and as a result, I am sharing Read more…

50 Marks the Spot: Podcast “Founders Hour” Founders Come Together to Discuss the WILL of Entrepreneurship

By Jewell Sparks 0 Comments

Tonight we will conduct our 50th podcast.  Thank you to those who have supported us and chimed in to get us where we are today.  Our topic tonight is a very important one.  We will have an opportunity to hear Read more…

Tell Me More #NPRBlacksinTech

By Jewell Sparks 0 Comments

NPR kicked off an effort to to recognize black innovators in technology on December 2, 2013.  NPR’s Tell Me More has been utilizing Twitter to engage the African-American community by asking entrepreneurs and techies to profile themselves during #NPRBlacksinTech “A Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #50 “Founders Hour”

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg Greenlee, Ayori Selassie and Jewell Sparks sit down with 5 Black start-up tech founders to discuss their ventures, their journey in the start-up world and advice they may have for up Read more…

African Americans Choose Tech & Code as Next Movement

By Ayori S. 4 Comments

Organizations nationwide made a surge during Computer Science Education week to ensure African American youth are prepared to engage in the emerging need for code literacy. Code literacy in the African American community is no longer a conversation about awareness, Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #49 “University Edition”

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In this epsiode of the Blacks In Technology podcasts our host, Greg and Ayori, sit down to talk technology from a University and academic standpoint. Listen as we are joined by educators and speakers from across the country to talk about Read more…

#BITTechChat IRC Channel

By Greg Greenlee 0 Comments

Some of you have asked for this in the past and now we are finally bringing it to you. Blacks In Technology now has it’s own IRC channel on the freenode network. This channel is for those of us who Read more…

The Road to 50: Podcast: African Americans on the role of Higher Education in Innovation

By Ayori S. 0 Comments

How many times in your life have you heard someone say “go to college so you can get a good job”? Sadly I’ve heard this statement so many times I can’t even count it. I’ve heard it said by educators, Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #48 “Our Youth In Tech”

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg and Ayori speak with Rebecca and Maya, two young African American females who code and create. Listen:

The Road to 50: African American Youth Share Their Stories in “Their Voices”

By Greg Greenlee 2 Comments

The dialog about African American youth battling against the odds has been told time and time again. The pervasive story of successful youth in technology is generally not depicted as young faces of color. Look nearly anywhere and you’ll hear Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #47 “How to raise a coder”

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast Greg and Ayori sit down with the parents of coder as we discuss ways on raising a coder. Listen:

The value of tech conferences to your career

By Keith Townsend 4 Comments

Before making the commitment to going to VMworld this year, I debated on the value of the conference for my career and my dollar.  I had no commitment from my employer that they would pay for the conference and it’s Read more…

The Road to 50: African American Parents Share Tips, “How to Raise a Coder”

By Ayori S. 0 Comments

Many parents support their children in team sports and some hope their child might be the next Michael Jordan, LeBron James, or Kobe Bryant, but the truth is few will make it to the million dollar ranks in sports, and Read more…

Notable African Americans in Technology, the Wikipedia Project

By Ayori S. 5 Comments

BIT Tech Digest has been embarking on a journey to change the perception of Blacks in Technology since 2010, our first podcast was just over 3 years ago on November 23rd, 2010. Since then there are many who have joined Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #45 with guest Joshua Hoskins

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg and Ayori welcome Joshua Hoskins to the podcast to talk about his journey to becoming a salesforce.com consulting MVP. Joshua shares valuable tips on driving your career, taking risks, starting Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #44 Emerging Leaders Tech Women pt. 2

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In this second part of the Blacks In Technology podcast, “TechWomen Emerging Leaders” series, Greg and Ayori interview Djamila Douache of Algeria and Tonia Feghali of Lebanon. Both are participants of the 2013 TechWomen Emerging Leaders program and were hosted at Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #44 Emerging Leaders Tech Women pt.1

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In the first part of this two part Blacks In Technology podcast Greg Greenlee and Ayori Selassie are joined by recent participants of the Tech Women Emerging Leaders program, Emma Marie Ndoringoma of Rwanda, and Nathalie Tekam of Camaroon, for a very inspiring and Read more…

HBCU Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley

By Jewell Sparks 1 Comment

UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) is currently hosting its inaugural National HBCU (Historically Black College and University) Innovation Summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.  The Summit takes place October 29 – November 1, 2013 and serves as Read more…

LinkedIn UX Fail – Trypophobia

By Ayori S. 1 Comment

I love LinkedIn but I have to tell you, I’m having the creepiest reaction to their latest widget promoting people to amplify content on their platform. Just take a look at the image below and tell me if it starts Read more…

Silicon Valley: Growing the Network

By Ayori S. 0 Comments

The conversation around diversity is so broken right now it often doesn’t even sound like it’s about people. It comes off like a conversation for policy, regulation, and it sounds like a pill. Diversity isn’t just race and gender and Read more…

#BITTechTalk podcast episode 43 w/ Anjuan Simmons

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg Greenlee and Ayori Selassie lead a spirited discussion with our guest, newly published author and technology translator Anjuan Simmons. We discuss Anjuan’s new book “Minority Tech…Journaling Through Blackness and Technology”. The Read more…

Why UX is the Coolest Profession in Tech

By Danielle Smith 5 Comments

At last year’s SXSW BiT House, I was struck by the lack of talk about non-computer science careers in technology. Therefore, this article is meant to be an introduction to User Experience (UX) Research and Design as a profession. Like Read more…

THANK YOU for supporting BIT to reach over 1000 registered members!!!

By Ayori S. 1 Comment

This past August Blacks in Technology reached a special milestone, 1000 registered members! It feels exciting to be writing about this achievement because when BIT was started by a few good men (Greg Greenlee and Ronnie Hash) who wanted to Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #42 (Xavier Williams)

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast Sr. Vice President at AT&T Xavier Williams joins Greg and Ayori for a discussion around career progression, mentors, sponsors, The Internet of Things, and pushing those with influence and power to engage in solutions around tech inclusion. Read more…

NYC CAMP 2013 and the Cult that is Drupal: Drupal Talks Part 1.1

By Aqueelah Grant 1 Comment

You read it correctly, this is the biggest technology “cult” meeting you will ever attend! One of the most attractive things about Drupal is the passion in the community. The amount of people who want individuals to learn and grow Read more…

Google Site Reliability Engineering: Reasoning About Systems

By Ayori S. 1 Comment

Google seems like a great place to work. I say this after being invited to participate in a Site Reliability Engineering workshop hosted at their Mountain View headquarters a while back and I have to say, I learned a lil Read more…

Entrepreneurs Gain Visibility at TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon

By Ayori S. 0 Comments

The anticipation is electric for the anxious entrepreneurs wondering around the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco where one of the most anticipated Hackathon events of the year is being hosted by TechCrunch at Disrupt SF 2013. The powerpoint decks Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #41 (Talk about Google SRE)

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In this Blacks In Technology podcast episode, Greg introduces and welcomes Ayori Selassie as the new co-host to the BIT podcasts as well as a new member of the BIT organization. Ayori discusses with Greg, her recent experience in attending Read more…

Rich Snippet Testing Tool and how it can help with SEO

By Aqueelah Grant 1 Comment

During my time at NYC Camp Drupal 2013 training I joined a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) session. SEO is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine’s “natural” or un-paid (“organic”) Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #40 with guest Keith Townsend

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg sits down with  Keith Townsend, founder of the virtualizedgeek.com virtualization and cloud computing blog. Keith is an expert in virtualization and cloud technology and we talk about SDN (Software Defined Networks), network Read more…

JewelryBox – Avoid the Terminal when installing Ruby on Mac

By Aqueelah Grant 2 Comments

I recently brought a new Mac Book Pro and will be using it as my primary machine. I had to set up Ruby on it. This included Ruby, Rubygems, and RVM. While Mac 10.5 OSX and higher come with Ruby Read more…

Understanding why you REALLY perform Cross Browser Testing

By Aqueelah Grant 0 Comments

Often the term Cross Browser Functionality Testing is used in the web application world but many don’t understand the major reason it is necessary. My very first article for BIT Tech Digest focused on the role of Software Quality Assurance Read more…

The Deep End of the Pool – Staying Afloat as a Consultant

By Aqueelah Grant 7 Comments

I recently left my full time job to try my hand at consulting. Giving notice to leave my full time job for consulting work reminded me of the first time I had ever jumped into “the deep end of the Read more…

BIT Tech Digest Technology Trailblazers – Henry McKelvey (Engineer, Inventor, Educator)

By Greg Greenlee 6 Comments

1. Tell us about your technology background? I started my Electronics career when I was 9 years old. I was messing around with my dad’s TV and ended up taking it apart. Well when he got home I saw what Read more…

Are You Willing To Pay The Price For A Career In IT?

By Eric Logan 4 Comments

Originally posted on www.soulofageek.com During a past class session, a student asked me if there was an easier way to get into the I.T. field because there was just too much reading involved and he didn’t have time to do Read more…

When Windows becomes Linux…the “Cygwin Project”

By Aqueelah Grant 1 Comment

The Cygwin Project is a collection of tools that gives Windows the ability to look and operate as Unix/Linux environment. Apparently this project has been around since 2000 but I just found out about it recently. Previously the way I Read more…

Minimalistic Testing

By Watson 2 Comments

The problem with TDD is in the real world you often have to work with people who refuse to do it.  In my experience with rules of thumb/policies/best practices everything comes down to my ability to sell the technique/technology/belief system. Read more…

The Mono Project and how I chose a Compiler to fit my needs

By Aqueelah Grant 5 Comments

I decided to get back into Object-Oriented Programming and chose C# (pronounced C-Sharp) to focus on. Once I decided on the Language my next task was to find a Compiler. I wanted something that was quick to install, open source, Read more…

A Software Company that truly Blossom’s

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A few years ago when I began doing podcasts for the Blacks In Technology site a  gentleman emailed me about a couple of software developers that he had met at a Ruby conference. Being that the developers are minorities, he Read more…

Don’t Be a Victim of a Phishing Attack

By Kellep Charles 0 Comments

Criminals and hackers have been extremely sophisticated in creating phony, but authentic looking e-mails that seemed to have originated from legitimate companies. If you receive an e-mail that you believe to be a phishing attempt, do not reply to it Read more…

Top Three Components of Bad Managers

By Watson 2 Comments

Do you have a pet peeve so strong that you just wont put up with it?  That’s how I feel about bad managers!  I think bad managers are a product left over from the industrial age where if you were Read more…

THE SINGING AND CRAWLING AUNTIE – You’ve heard of the Soccer Mom, Well I’m the Tech Aunt Part 2

By Aqueelah Grant 3 Comments

Previously I wrote about my 10 month almost 11 month old nephew exploring Technology. http://www.bitdigest.net/youve-heard-of-the-soccer-mom-well-im-the-tech-aunt/ This is one of my follow up articles: A photo of Bashir after learning CSS for Babies. He’s very serious about his CSS. Progress with Read more…

Nixon’s Farm Will Let the Sunshine In

By Faye Anderson 0 Comments

A new Gallup poll found that Americans want the U.S. to focus on developing domestic energy sources. In every region of the country, solar is the alternative energy source of choice. Seventy-six percent of all Americans want more emphasis on solar Read more…

Blacks In Technology honors Kimberly Bryant

By Greg Greenlee 2 Comments

Wikipedia defines a thought leader as the following: “Thought leader is management terminology for a person or an entity that is recognized by peers for having progressive and innovative ideas. Typically thought leaders have proven themselves in the business, academic Read more…

Are professional certifications worth it to an entrepreneur?

By Charles Tendell 3 Comments

As a serial entrepreneur and a relatively successful one at that I’ve had the opportunity to do what many in my industry only dream of. As a consultant I spend a lot of time engaging clients and advising them on Read more…

Why should I use their cloud when I can have MyCloud? “The Odyssey of MyCloud”

By Henry McKelvey 5 Comments

One day after going over the concept paper for my dissertation; it hit me that I have no place to store my dissertation data. So I created my very own cloud services and I kind of went overboard from my original thoughts. So here is the Odyssey of how I went for FTP to Cloud services. Continue reading

Diagram of MyCloud

Why Chromebooks Make Sense…For Some

By Eric Logan 5 Comments

Over the past few months, I have had a growing affinity for Chromebooks. So much so that I actually own two different models. What are Chromebooks you ask? A Chromebook is basically a personal computer running Google’s Chrome OS as Read more…

The #Emperor Has No Followers

By Donte' Ormsby 4 Comments

Am I crazy, or does social media have a poor ROI? This all started off as a result of an honest question. “Do you know any companies that have successfully used social media to increase sales?” My client looked at Read more…

A Dose of Nagios pt. 2 (the installation)

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What’s up fellow techies and welcome back to my series on Nagios. In the first part of this series we talked about what Nagios is and how it works. In part two I’m going to dive into the installation of Read more…

A Dose of Nagios pt. 2

Culture that Inspires DIY Mentality Builds Tech Stars

By Ayori S. 1 Comment

The first time I heard the quote “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” I got a geek rush. My brain immediately went flipping through every failure I’d seen where the strategy was perfect, but failure ensued anyway. I thought even more Read more…

Make Sure Your Tech DNA Isn’t All You Have To Offer In A Tech Environment

By Aqueelah Grant 2 Comments

No matter what company you work for there will always be a few things that are considered not QA worthy. Mainly by people who are NOT in QA. One of our new product managers who is full of process improvement Read more…

You’ve heard of the “Soccer Mom”, Well I’m the “Tech Aunt”

By Aqueelah Grant 2 Comments

When I first found out my sister was going to be a Mom I already had it in my mind that my nephew was going to be a Techie! When I held him in the hospital I kept saying to Read more…

Do You Have Any Good Ideas? – Black Inventors, Think Patents!! (Part 2)

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When developing a patent one must understand that the patent must be unique and able to be used for a purpose. Inventors are hackers, and hackers are inventors. Knowing this is one thing that provides comfort in the world of technology. There is diversity, but that diversity remains greatly unknown and untapped. So as the title says: Do You Have Any Good Ideas? – Black Inventors, Think Patents!! Continue reading

Are You Proactive?

By Eric Logan 1 Comment

Originally posted on www.soulofageek.com I hear the phrase, “we have to be more proactive” being thrown around at lot these days, but what does it really mean? My very basic definition of being proactive is being in preventative maintenance mode Read more…

Hiring Managers: BREAK YOUR FREAKING PARADIGM!!!

By Donte' Ormsby 2 Comments

On any given day I received anywhere between 4 to 8 emails and 2 or 3 phone calls, all related to the same topic: recruiters looking for viable candidates to fill positions. The problem many of these recruiters encounter is Read more…

Is VMware helping to Widen the Digital Divide?

By Keith Townsend 5 Comments

Originally posted on VirtualGeek.com Back in the mid 90’s I had a job where I gradually worked my way up from cleaning rooms at a major hotel chain to taking reservations.  I made a commanding $20,000 a year.  However, I Read more…

Nmap Scanning basics w/ Debian Linux pt. 1

By Greg Greenlee 1 Comment

This is going to be just a basic Nmap scanning tutorial, more advanced tutorials about Nmap will come later. Let’s begin. So what is Nmap? Nmap is for all intent purposes, a port scanner. You might ask, “Well what is Read more…

Nmap

Soft Skills for Software Engineers (and other techies)

By Ayori S. 1 Comment

Anyone can learn to code, but being a successful engineer requires more than mastering the language of machines, you must also be fluent in human needs. I’m talking about soft skills and emotional intelligence. The first thing I learned when Read more…

Do You Have Any Good Ideas? – Black Inventors, Think Patents!!

By Henry McKelvey 2 Comments

There are many good ideas out there, why not think about getting them patented, the process while not hard is tedious, but not insurmountable. Hey give it a try the worst that can happen is that you wait until you get a patent 6-7 years later, trust me it is worth the wait. Continue reading

Setting Up an A+ Certification Prep Home Computer Lab

By Eric Logan 2 Comments

Originally posted on soulofageek.com One question I am constantly asked by students and other aspiring I.T. professionals preparing for the A+ exams is “how do I get experience working on computers?” The best way to get experience and the method I used is Read more…

A Cautionary Tale in Changing Industries

By Keith Townsend 0 Comments

A little over 3 years ago I learned a very valuable lesson in considering moving from one industry to another in my IT career.  I took a job during the height of the tightness in the job market that might Read more…

Google Chrome glitch causes wrong warnings

By Charles Tendell 0 Comments

DENVER — A glitch in Google’s Chrome browsing software is warning some users to stay away from some of the internet’s most popular websites including YouTube. The warning, which appears as a red screen with the message Danger: Malware Ahead, Read more…

A dose of Nagios pt.1

By Greg Greenlee 1 Comment

Hey that rhymed!!! OK, I couldn’t help myself, it’s the hip-hop in me. plus I’m excited to finally write about Nagios. I’ve used Nagios in my workplace for the past 5 years and have really become more intimate with the Read more…

Facebook Privacy settings How To

By Charles Tendell 1 Comment

I received a call late Sunday night from a family member. “Someone posted a picture on my FaceBook page” After logging into the page I noticed that many of the security and privacy features withing FaceBook weren’t enabled. FaceBook currently Read more…

BIT Tech Digest Technology Trailblazers – Samara Lynn

By Greg Greenlee 1 Comment

The BIT Tech Digest is all about giving visibility to Black men and women in the technology industry. The Blacks In Technology community has given me the opportunity to meet some extraordinary people whom I consider technology trailblazers. One of Read more…

Tunneling….it’s not just for rats

By Henry McKelvey 4 Comments

The information in this blog is about the use of tunneling as a tool for privacy. It is not meant to provide a way to bypass security. However, this is a way of allowing a person to offer access via a safe and some what acceptable way because direct access to the company’s assets would have been prevented. The Banner picture is a network I designed using the information I conveyed in this blog to allow remote testers to access a test environment and then send the code and test results to me at my company’s web site. This was done to provide 24/7 testing remotely. It worked great and I even got a promotion because of the concept. Continue reading

Tunneling is not just for rats

U.S. Gearing up for a cyber war?

By Charles Tendell 3 Comments

The United States has always been on the cutting edge of warfare. But a recent review of governing policy has revealed that the President has the authority to order preemptive cyber attacks on foreign entities with nothing more than a Read more…

Chicken, Pigs, Poker and Master Splinter – The Scrum Methodology just got real!

By Aqueelah Grant 7 Comments

Though I’ve been a part of Scrum teams for years now it wasn’t until about two years ago that I started hearing about Chickens and Pigs in engineering meetings. Chickens are the observers in meetings they are not allowed to Read more…

Top 10 Reasons to be a Technical Consultant as a Minority

By Watson 2 Comments

Alan Weiss describes a consultant as “anyone that improves a client’s condition”.  If you are directing someone on how to solve a problem, then you are consulting.  Consulting includes a wide spectrum of activities.   On one side of the spectrum Read more…

I am a Paper Towel

By Brian Lipscomb 1 Comment

We use paper towels every day. Cleaning up spills, wiping down a dusty work area, cleaning a mirror. Towels are very versatile, and it’s easy to find yourself grabbing for one all the time. Checking the oil level on the Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #35 with guest Jaymes Davis

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg sits down and talks with Jaymes Davis. Jaymes is the Director of Cloud and Virtualization Strategies at Entisys. We discuss Jaymes latest article “How the Cloud Can Reduce Technical Debt”.  Jaymes is Read more…

Just Because You Have a Website Doesn’t Mean You’re “In Tech”- Or Does It?

By kat calvin 1 Comment

I recently filled out a survey about women entrepreneurs in which they asked a seemingly simple question: “Are you in tech?”. I had to take a second. Well, am I? I have a website. Who doesn’t? Whether you’re selling motherboards Read more…

Triple D: Domain Driven Design

By Cleavon J. Blair 0 Comments

There are soooo many software programming books out there nowadays, and a lot of them are really worthless as they teach you things that aren’t relevant or things that are dangerous in a real world enterprise setting. Most of us who have Read more…

“Computer Love”….Digital Love is a Beautiful Love (Turning Consumers into Digital Innovators)

By Aqueelah Grant 4 Comments

It was somewhat like “last call” at a club when you’re the last one on the dance floor, folks are cleaning up around you and you’re the only one on the dance floor because your song is still on! Only Read more…

ComputerLove- BIT Tech Digest - Aqueelah Grant

To Fix STEM Crisis, Go Back to the Future

By Faye Anderson 2 Comments

There is a STEM crisis in the United States. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The U.S. ranks 25th in math and 17th in science among the 65 countries participating in the Program for International Student Assessment. The Read more…

“Nobody puts BABY in the corner”… Creating a Basic HTML5 Player.

By Aqueelah Grant 0 Comments

One of my favorite quotes from a movie was in “Dirty Dancing” when Patrick Swayze came over to the table and said to Jennifer Grey’s family a.ka. Baby, “Nobody puts BABY in the corner”. I’ve always felt like that was Read more…