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The Road to TechConneXt: Tristan Walker

The Road to TechConneXt is a lead-up series to Black Enterprise's TechConneXt Technology Summit, profiling today's tech leaders and innovators. This week: Silicon Valley trailblazer and business wiz, Tristan Walker

The Road to TechConneXt is a lead-up series to Black Enterprise’s TechConneXt Technology Summit, profiling…

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On Being Black at Google I/O

It was almost as though black people were avoiding other black people.

I’ve seen this phenomenon before at other mainstream tech conference. I think there may be…

By Samara Lynn

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EMC, Intel among Award Recipients at Black Engineers’ Gala

The National Society of Black Engineers award ceremony, honored high-achieving students and academics in engineering as well as companies and executives fighting for diversity in tech.

“…our award winners not only show us the possibilities through their achievements, they also provide…

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Here’s A List Of The Most Influential African Americans at SXSW

Some of the African American luminaries at SXSW

Some of the African American luminaries at SXSW.

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Nigerian Startup, Africa Internet Group, Raises $326 Million in Funding

Africa Internet Group becomes Africa's first tech unicorn

Africa Internet Group becomes Africa’s first tech unicorn, raising $326 million in funding.

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ShearShare Founders ‘Kill It’ at Startup Grind in Silicon Valley

ShearShare founders share their experience at Startup Grind's Silicon Valley startup conference

Tye and Courtney Campbell are tech entrepreneurs.They just unveiled their app at Startup Grind. Black…

By Samara Lynn

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An Immersive Experience For HBCU Scholars at Apple

Apple and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund provide an immersive experience for HBCU students

Students are provided a unique opportunity to prepare for internships at Apple.

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Microsoft Chairman John Thompson on Racism and “Assimilating” to Succeed in Silicon Valley

The chairman of Microsoft, regarded as the most powerful African American in Silicon Valley, John W. Thompson, opens up with details on his life and career

Microsoft chairman, John W. Thompson, reveals a lot about his life and views during a…

By Samara Lynn

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Microsoft Welcomes New Metro District Manager, Laura Clayton McDonnell

Microsoft welcomes new district manager of Microsoft New York, Laura Clayton McDonnell

Microsoft places seasoned tech executive, Laura Clayton McDonnell, at the helm of Microsoft New York.

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The lack of diversity in tech can be a touchy subject. (Source: grist.org)

TechCrunch Writer Blasts Whites in Tech on Diversity, Comment Chaos Ensues

The Internet never fails to disappoint with outrageous and inflammatory comments on issues about diversity in tech.

A writer at TechCrunch posted an article blasting tech industry leaders for an overall tone-deafness…

By Samara Lynn

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9 Salary-Boosting IT Certifications

IT pros should consider obtaining additional skills

Recently, employment site Dice.com and CIO.com featured a list of the IT tech certifications that…

By Samara Lynn

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Diversity in Tech Advocate and Entrepreneur Hank Williams Passes Away

Williams was an early critic of the lack of diversity in tech

“If all the significant growth that we expect going forward is coming from fields in…

By Samara Lynn

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[TechConneXt Summit] Day 2: Diversity, Finance, Opportunities, and Success

Another full day is scheduled at Black Enterprise's first tech conference

Today the agenda is full of informative sessions on trends, gaming, music, strategizing, and more.

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[TechConneXt Summit] Day 1: Investing and Ascending

The inaugural Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit kicks off in Silicon Valley

Students, engineers, professionals, executives, and tech pioneers have gathered for two days of collaboration,…

By Safon Floyd

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Black Engineers Join Forces to Boost Diversity

/dev/color is a nonprofit mentorship organization for black engineers

Adeagbo says he hit on the idea while volunteering as a mentor to a couple…

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[TechConnext Summit] Mayor Kevin Johnson Confirmed for TechConneXt

The first African American mayor of Sacramento to speak at inaugural event

Kevin Johnson, the first African American mayor of the City of Sacramento, will be in…

By Safon Floyd

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[TechConnext Summit] Tech CEO Don Charlton Explains How His Company Survived Early Challenges

Jazz, a recruiting and performance platform for businesses, grew too fast and didn't focus on it's established clientele

“Jazz can be credited as the first company that gave startups the power to recruit.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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(Part 2) Veteran Tech CEOs Tell Stories of Bias in Silicon Valley

Three founders say lack of diversity a result of ignorance, not racism

Successful African American founders and CEOs of tech companies talk about real and perceived…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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4 African Americans You Didn’t Know Were Involved With Digital Media Platforms

With diversity in tech being a hot topic, here are four African Americans deeply involved…

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#NPRBlacksinTech Twitter Chat Series Spotlights Blacks in STEM

NPR’s ‘Tell Me More with Michel Martin’ hosts Twitter chat with innovators of color

From Dec. 2 through Dec. 20, NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin is chatting…

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