Black Enterprise is back at the San Francisco Marriott Waterfront Oct 8-9 for TechConneXt – the premiere tech conference for people of color. This is not a music festival or mixer-only event. This is the place to be for tech job seekers, techpreneurs, enthusiasts, as well as the tech curious. There will be companies on-site looking to hire programmers, developers, engineers and more! Plus, some of the most successful and distinguished people of color in tech (or those who used tech to build their brands) will be on hand speaking on panels, giving advice, and taking your questions.
Why Else Should You Attend TechConneXt?
Your attendance is one step closer to:
- Solving the black tech diversity issue
- Building the tech pipeline
- Bringing black tech professionals together to learn from one another
This year’s incredible lineup of speakers includes:
Akon – Chief Visionary, Akoin; Grammy-nominated artist, Producer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Morgan DeBaun – Founder and CEO, Blavity
Angela Yee – Radio Host, Breakfast Club; Creator, Lip Service Podcast
Kareem Yusuf, Ph.D – General Manager, Watson IoT, IBM
Dajae Williams – Manufacturing Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Delane Parnell – CEO, PlayVS
Abiola Oke – CEO & Publisher, OkayAfrica
… and many other greats!
What You Will See
As mentioned, there will be fantastic panel discussions, keynotes, and “BE Talks,” covering a wide range of topics: making it big in podcasting; building a real Wakandan city from cryptocurrency, discussing the latest in artificial intelligence, making money in eSports; and of course, presenting the latest and greatest black and brown innovators in tech.
You will also want to attend the inaugural Black Tech Awards; see the finalist tech entrepreneurs vie for $10,000 in the TCX Pitch competition; and support the future of tech by rooting on the brightest computer science minds from 16 HBCUs as they compete in the BE Smart Hackathon (sponsored by American Airlines).
Finally, there will be opportunities for networking, kicking back and relaxing, while enjoying great food and beverages (family-friendly and adult!)