Sessions 2020

Keynote
Keynote

I spent 10 years working in gas stations, liquor stores and small retail....

Danny Thompson Danny Thompson
Combatting Bias in Machine Learning
Combatting Bias in Machine Learning

In this talk I cover how to see the bias in your data and machine learning...

Ayodele Odubela Ayodele Odubela
The Ideal Community Model: Lessons Learned
The Ideal Community Model: Lessons Learned

There are many ways to push your career to a point it takes a great turn,...

Shodipo Ayomide Shodipo Ayomide
Empowered by Imposter Syndrome
Empowered by Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome is something that the industry continues to represent as...

Valerie Phoenix Valerie Phoenix
Breaking into Tech: From the Trenches
Breaking into Tech: From the Trenches

Bottom Line: Grit is required from historically underrepresented groups to...

Mo Hampton Mo Hampton
Empowerment to the People!  What You Need to Know about Black People, Disability, and Accessibility
Empowerment to the People! What You Need to Know about Black People, Disability, and Accessibility

About one fifth (20%) of the global population lives with disabilities.​...

Angela Hooker Angela Hooker
Black Queer Living: a history of DIY culture in the Black LBGT+ community
Black Queer Living: a history of DIY culture in the Black LBGT+ community

What is DIY culture? How does DIY culture intertwine with the Black LGBT+...

Harold Jackson N/A Harold Jackson N/A
From Combat To Code: How Vets Who Code Trained Over 250 veterans how to Code and Get Jobs For Free
From Combat To Code: How Vets Who Code Trained Over 250 veterans how to Code and Get Jobs For Free

A detailed origin story of how I became known as the Web's Captain America...

Jerome Hardaway Jerome Hardaway
Journaling as a Dev
Journaling as a Dev

Are you working with impact and purpose? Are you solidly attuned on what...

Brittney Braxton Brittney Braxton
What they don't teach you about fundraising as a Black Founder
What they don't teach you about fundraising as a Black Founder

useneu.com has made 3 attempts at raising capital for our business. Each at...

Claudius Mbemba Claudius Mbemba
Your next open source contribution
Your next open source contribution

Today Open Source is ubiquitous and comprises nearly 80% – 90% of the code...

Brian Douglas Brian Douglas
Giving Back to Tech without Burnout
Giving Back to Tech without Burnout

You did it! You’re a Software Engineer! After many hours of studying and...

Mo Hampton Mo Hampton
Keynote: The Journey To Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3DC)
Keynote: The Journey To Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3DC)

How we ended up building an innovation space for black and underrepresented...

Aaron Saunders Aaron Saunders
Keynote: The Reality of Developing an Artificial World
Keynote: The Reality of Developing an Artificial World

Our world is changing. Artificial intelligence is being employed in just...

Angie Jones Angie Jones
Innovating on OUR STEM Education
Innovating on OUR STEM Education

What is an IQ? Why do we take the SATs? How did it end up even being a me...

Nate Rose Nate Rose
The future of tech and how to keep in touch while it evolves
The future of tech and how to keep in touch while it evolves

Building and leading communities, one of the common pitfall many people...

Dawood Iddris Dawood Iddris
What does culturally responsive teaching mean in an online environment?
What does culturally responsive teaching mean in an online environment?

Culturally responsive teaching (CRT) is an instructional approach that...

Dr. Tressa Matthews Dr. Tressa Matthews
Dr.  Jennifer Banks Dr. Jennifer Banks
Lightning Interviews - Part 1
Lightning Interviews - Part 1

Danny Thompson will prerecord a series of interviews, which will stream co...

Danny Thompson Danny Thompson
Lightning Interviews - Part 2
Lightning Interviews - Part 2

Danny Thompson will prerecord a series of interviews, which will stream co...

Danny Thompson Danny Thompson
Is Headless CMS the future of development?
Is Headless CMS the future of development?

As digital products continue to evolve, so does the content we consume. A...

Blessing Krofegha Blessing Krofegha
Why You're Not Landing That UX Role
Why You're Not Landing That UX Role

As a UX Coach, the question I am asked the most is "How do I actually land ...

Ashley Janelle Ashley Janelle
Through Programming I became a better Artist
Through Programming I became a better Artist

Code is my new favorite artistic medium. Creating art was once the only ac...

Shukri Abdullahi Shukri Abdullahi
For Us, Without Us: Addressing Tech’s Shortcomings in Creating Equity for Black People
For Us, Without Us: Addressing Tech’s Shortcomings in Creating Equity for Black People

Many consider technology to be the “great equalizer”, but it’s evident that...

Jacqueline Gibson Jacqueline Gibson
Intellectual Property rights in the technology sector
Intellectual Property rights in the technology sector

The slave who made the whiskey, Jack Daniel, was not given recognition un...

Mark Okhakumhe Mark Okhakumhe
Blackfacts and The Wakanda Technology Platform - Technology By Us/For Us/About Us
Blackfacts and The Wakanda Technology Platform - Technology By Us/For Us/About Us

The subject of 'Inclusion' in the Tech Industry is a hot topic today. In...

Ken Granderson Ken Granderson
Dale Dowdie Dale Dowdie
Grimoire: A Data Centric Blogging Platform
Grimoire: A Data Centric Blogging Platform

In this talk, I will describe how I built a new blogging platform focused o...

Banjo Obayomi Banjo Obayomi
Closing keynote and Town hall - Part 2
Closing keynote and Town hall - Part 2

#BlackLivesMatter: What Next...

Michael Brown Michael Brown
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