Black Voices in Tech Sponsored by BET

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9am - 12pm EST Friday, February 2 2018
NJIT, Newark NJ
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Derris on Jan 24, 2018

Today Blacks and Latinos only make up 4 to 5 percent of the tech workforce, as a result young people of color are not confident about their ability to become successful in the tech industry. Students are five times more likely to take an interest in computer science if they often see people who look like them in that field (Gallup/Google). In honor of Black History Month, Black Voices in Tech aims to do just that by bringing in successful men/women of color making history today, to speak and mentor to a group of young men and women of color from the Newark community. Panelist will speak about how they ventured into the tech industry, as well as give actionable advice on how young people can follow their lead.

Introduction & Welcome

Anthony Frasier, ABF Creative & BET

Remarks by Mayor Baraka

Black Voices Panel Discussion “Making History Today”

Moderator: Citi Medina CEO of Equal Space

Panelist: Derris Boomer, Boomer Technology, Navarrow Wright, Former CTO Interactive One, Sheena Allen, Founder/CEO Capway, Dasean Barnes, Former VP Digital Revolt TV

Newark Voices Panel Discussion powered by Code for Newark “We know there is a GAP, but what next?”

Moderator: Isaiah Little Director of Code for Newark

Panelist: Diana Candelejo, Global Shapers Newark, Britt Jade, Newark Radio Coop
Steve Gomez, Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation (GNEC)

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