ICYMI: Inaugural Blacks in Tech Conference Pushes for Inclusive Ecosystem

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When it comes to the technology ecosystem, advocating for diversity and inclusion calls for collective action at the legislative level.

The inaugural Georgia Blacks in Tech Policy Conference took place earlier this month at Atlanta City Hall. This conference presented an opportunity for tech leaders, professionals, and community advocates to present policy changes and recommendations to members of the Georgia General Assembly. 27 state legislators were in attendance, including members of the Georgia Black Caucus.

Councilman Andre Dickens (far right) presents proclamations from the Atlanta City Council to Kiona Byrd, Dar’shun Kendrick and Rodney Sampson (left to right)  (Carlyn Pounders/UrbanGeekz)

Councilman Andre Dickens (far right) presents proclamations from the Atlanta City Council to Kiona Byrd, Dar’shun Kendrick and Rodney Sampson (left to right) (Carlyn Pounders/UrbanGeekz)

Carlyn Pounders of UrbanGeekz summarizes key outcomes of the day’s thinktank sessions, including proposal ideas for a statewide pitch contest and developing a Governor’s STEAM Advisory Council and funding for CodeStartGeorgia to train high school teachers software development skills that they can pass on to students.

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Organization Type: Education/Institution
Article Type: Editorials
Industry: Communication Services
Focus: Gov't/Politics
Location: Downtown Atlanta
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