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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

Nineteen Year Old Author Raises STEM Awareness With Children’s Book

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A lack of diversity in STEM fields inspired 19-year-old Washington D.C. native, Sasha Ariel Alston, to address the issue head on by authoring a children’s book: Sasha Savvy Loves to Code. Continue reading

Hacking Diversity – Views from the USENIX Security Symposium 2016

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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…

#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…

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…

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: 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…

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…

#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…

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

By Rachel Harsley 0 Comments

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…

Science Club for Girls Launches #STEMtoShine Matching Gift Challenge: Triple the Impact!

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  CAMBRIDGE, November 9th, 2015 ­ ​Science Club for Girls SCFG) (is launching a special opportunity to strengthen its work and mission of fostering excitement, confidence and literacy in STEM for girls. During the campaign, taking place between November 9th and December 9th, 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…

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…

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 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…

#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…

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…

What no one at #IGF2014 is courageous enough to address about #childsafetyonline

By Ayori S. 1 Comment

Internet Global Forum was developed to discuss public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance “in order to foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the Internet” (among other key activities) through engaging with multiple stakeholders 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…

#BITTechTalk episode #57 with guest Leah McGowen-Hare

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg and Ayori speak with Master Technical Trainer at Salesforce  Leah McGowen-Hare. Listen as we talk about diversity in tech, demistifying technology, staying relevant in tech and Soul Train lines at Read more…

Group in East Africa uses technology to deliver books to underserved communities

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The invention of the printing press in 1436 increased access to books and facilitated the spread of knowledge unlike anything before it in human history. Today however, many useful books sit idly on shelves largely out of reach of the Read more…

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…

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

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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…