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

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…

Join BIT for Diversity in Tech Happy Hour at StrangeLoop

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CoderGirl in conjunction with Blacks in Technology and AIGA St. Louis is throwing a Diversity in Tech Happy Hour, an unofficial FREE event of the Strange Loop Conference. We want to give conference attendees coming from all over the nation Read more…

6 Things I’ve Learned From Interviewing Black Female Founders

By Rose Espiritu 0 Comments

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…

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…

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…

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…

#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…

Win a free ticket to PuppetConf 2014

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Blacks In Technology is once again “Stomping The Divide” and this time we have partnered up with PuppetLabs  (creators of the Puppet IT Automation and Configuration Management tool) for this awesome contest. For the next 3 weeks we are giving away 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…

Blacks in Technology “Stomps the Divide” with GLAZEDcon 2014

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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…

International Day Against DRM – May 6th

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On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014, the world comes together to say no to Digital Restrictions Management. See how you can get involved, check out participating organizations, and read publications about the Day. As part of the International Day Against DRM several eBook publishers are offering Read more…

Inside Bitcoins NYC

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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…

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

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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

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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…

African Americans Choose Tech & Code as Next Movement

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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…

#BITTechChat IRC Channel

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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: African American Youth Share Their Stories in “Their Voices”

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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…

Notable African Americans in Technology, the Wikipedia Project

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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…

HBCU Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley

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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…

DerbyCon – “All In The Family”

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A couple of weekends ago I attended a conference called DerbyCon. DerbyCon is an Information Security conference held in Louisville, KY and features security talks, workshops, training and of course,  vendor schwag galore. This year is DerbyCon 3.0, meaning this Read more…

Why Chromebooks Make Sense…For Some

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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…

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

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

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…

Are You Prepared for the Natural Gas Boom?

By Faye Anderson 1 Comment

There’s gold in them thar rocks. More accurately, natural gas produced from Marcellus Shale is as good as gold. The geologic formation covers much of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and portions of New York, Ohio, Maryland and Virginia. Pennsylvania’s first energy 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…

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…

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…

Why I Use Twitter and Why You Should Too

By Ricardo Wilkins 2 Comments

{originally posted at in May 2011} There’s an online techie forum I subscribe to, in which a conversation got started regarding Twitter.  They were discussing the relevance of Twitter versus ‘more popular’ services like Facebook.  I got a slight suspicion that maybe they Read more…