We are champions for inclusion this Friday.

I’m in Charlotte this week for a few projects, and I must admit I’m a little jealous that I’m missing out on Black Tech Weekend. Duty calls. Moments like this when I’m unable to attend major events, social media comes in handy. I’m following along with the #BTWKND17 hashtag.

The opening reception provided some serious gems.

Sherrell will be on site collecting interviews and groundbreaking knowledge from the dynamic lineup of speakers. Next week, ThePLUG will share a recap and major jewels from Black Tech Weekend.

Relax and refresh this weekend.

 
Tyler

 

P.S. In less than two weeks we kick off #BLKTECHCLT. Grab your tix today before they’re gone! Click here to secure your spot.

 

 

 

 

Google Pledges $11.5M to Combat Racial Bias in the Justice System

In addition to the grant, Google engineers will put their time and skills to work on improving the Center for Policing Equity’s national database.

 

JESSICA GUYNN | USA TODAY

 

Meet Silicon Valley’s Olivia Pope

How a political strategist and former NAACP advisor became Silicon Valley’s fixer.

 
RUBEN HARRIES| TECH CRUNCH

 

Google’s Immerse VR Series Debuts with Exploration of Racial Identity [VIDEO]

The search giant quietly dropped the first episode of its own series, Google Immerse VR, devoted to exploring the nuances and complexities of race, diversity and identity.

 
DAVID LUMB | ENGADGET

 

Mental Health, #BLKTECHCLT and Being Black in the App World

Shaun Andrews discovered #BLKTECHCLT when Sherrell Dorsey hosted the kick-off event last December, and says the experience was refreshing in a world where he rarely sees fellow entrepeneurs that look like him and face similar obstacles.

 
RYAN PITKIN | CREATIVE LOAFING

 

Why Social Media is Fascinated by This Little Girl and the Robot she Built

Robotics engineering is merely one of Noelle’s interests.

 
TAYLOR PITTMAN | HUFFINGTON POST

 

 

 

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