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The Black Is Tech Conference 2020 Is going Virtual!!! And its FREE for everyone!!! Yes you heard it right. 

The Black Is Tech Virtual Conference will be held on Sept. 23- 25, 2020 and will attract over 6000 black and LatinX tech professionals and entrepreneurs streaming our sessions, networking with one another, and connecting with recruiters, all from the comfort of their homes. 

The 3-day event will include: 

- Keynotes, Fireside Chats and Panels from well renowned leaders in tech. 

- Workshop sessions

- Recruiting Sessions

- Virtual Booths

- Networking 

- Loads and loads of learning, information and connections.

This Event is FREE for all general admission tickets. 

*VIP passes are available for attendees looking to rewatch recordings after the Conference, and the opportunity to have 1-on-1 video calls with some of our speakers.

The event will be streamed online and all other event related activities will be virtual. 


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Schedule

· Stage
Intro Networking & DJ Mix
Intro Message, DJ and some Networking.
· Stage
Recruitment Day 1: Presentation By MongoDB
Want to Learn more about job opportunities and the work culture at MongoDB? Hear from the MongoDB team on the Main Stage. Q & A Follows at the MongoDB booth
· Stage
Recruitment Day 1: Presentation By Blend
Want to Learn more about job opportunities and the work culture at Blend? Hear from the Blend team on the Main Stage. Q & A Follows at the Blend booth
· Stage
Recruitment Day 1: Presentation By Amazon
Want to Learn more about job opportunities and the work culture at Amazon? Hear from the Amazon team on the Main Stage. Q & A Follows at the Amazon booth
· Expo
Recruitment Day 1: Expo Hour & Break
Take some time to visit the Booths at the Expo and connect with all the companies represented. Don't forget the Bronze Sponsors.
· Stage
Recruitment Day 1: Presentation By Twilio
Want to Learn more about job opportunities and the work culture at Twilio? Hear from the Twilio team on the Main Stage. Q & A Follows at the Twilio booth
· Stage
Recruitment Day 1: Join the Microsoft Partner Network
Learn about how joining the Microsoft Partner Network can unlock the tools and resources you need to accelerate your tech business.
· Networking
Open Networking
Test your Speed Networking Skills and connect with other attendees at the Conference. Recruiter - Attendee Networking comes up later at 5pm CST
· Stage
Recruitment Day 1: Presentation By JP Morgan Chase
Want to Learn more about job opportunities and the work culture at JP Morgan Chase? Hear from the JPMC team on the Main Stage. Q & A Follows at the JPMC booth
· Stage
Recruitment Day 1: Presentation By the United States Digital Service
Want to Learn more about job opportunities and the work culture at the USDS? Hear from the USDS team on the Main Stage. Q & A Follows at the USDS booth
· Networking
Recruiter - Attendee Open Networking
A Chance to connect randomly with a recruiter. Go to the networking area of the event to be connected randomly to a recruiter.
· Stage
Day 2 Intro Networking & DJ Mix
Intro Networking and DJ Break for Day 2
· Sessions
Recruitment Day 2: 15 min. Presentation By Branch
Interested in Learning more about job opportunities and work culture at Branch? Stop by their presentation. Q & A Follows at the Branch booth
· Stage
Recruiting Day 2: Company Presentations in the BreakOut Rooms (Sessions area)
Day 2 Company Presentations take place in the Sessions area of the Conference. Click on "Sessions" at the lower left corner of the page
· Sessions
Recruitment Day 2: 15 min. presentation By Citi
Interested in Learning more about job opportunities and work culture at Citi? Stop by their presentation. Q & A Follows at the Citi booth
· Sessions
Recruitment Day 2: 15 min. presentation By Capital Group
Interested in Learning more about job opportunities and work culture at Capital Group? Stop by their presentation. Q & A Follows at the Capital Group Booth.
· Sessions
Recruitment Day 2: 15 min. Presentation By ServiceNow
Interested in Learning more about job opportunities and work culture at ServiceNow? Stop by their presentation. Q & A Follows at the ServiceNow Booth
· Sessions
Recruitment Day 2: 15 min. Presentation By Bloomberg
Interested in Learning more about job opportunities and work culture at Bloomberg? Stop by their presentation. Q & A Follows at the Bloomberg Booth..
· Sessions
Recruitment Day 2: 15 min. Presentation By Apple
Interested in Learning more about job opportunities and work culture at Apple? Stop by their presentation. Q & A Follows at the Apple Booth.
· Expo
Q & A at the Pepsi Booth
Interested in Learning more about job opportunities and work culture at Pepsi? Stop by the Pepsi Booth in Expo Section to ask the Pepsi team your questions
· Sessions
Recruitment Day 2: 15 min. Presentation By WarnerMedia
Interested in Learning more about job opportunities and the work culture at WarnerMedia? Stop by their presentation. Q & A Follows at the WarnerMedia booth
· Networking
Quick 15-minute 1-on-1 Networking starts
Get your Speed Networking Skills going.
· Sessions
Recruitment Day 2: 15 min. Presentation By Oracle
Interested in Learning more about job opportunities and work culture at Oracle? Stop by their presentation. Q & A Follows at the Oracle booth
· Sessions
Recruitment Day 2: 15 min. Presentation By Vimeo
Interested in Learning more about job opportunities and the work culture at Vimeo? Stop by their presentation. Q & A Follows at the Vimeo booth
· Sessions
Recruitment Day 2: 15 min. Presentation By Colgate
Interested in Learning more about job opportunities and the work culture at Colgate? Stop by their presentation. Q & A Follows at the Colgate booth
· Sessions
Two Sigma Presentation
· Sessions
Recruitment Day 2: 15 min. presentation By Cree
Day 2 Company Presentations take place in the Sessions area of the Conference. Click on "Sessions" at the lower left corner of the page
· Sessions
Recruitment Day 2: 15 min. Presentation By Bandwidth
Interested in Learning more about job opportunities and the work culture at Bandwidth? Stop by their presentation. Q & A Follows at the Bandwidth booth
· Networking
Open 1-on-1 Networking
The famous 1-on-1 Speed Networking Continues Today!!!
· Stage
Welcome Message/Networking and DJ MIx.
Welcome Message from the Black Is Team plus some DJ mix. The Networking Continues
· Stage
The Fourth Industrial Revolution: The POC Conversation
How should Communities of Color benefit from the 4th Industrial Revolution powered majorly by technology?
· Sessions
Strategic Relationship-Building: Leveraging The Power of LinkedIn To Fill Your Sales Pipeline
Establish high-value LinkedIn relationships that convert into high-paying clients in this fun, hands-on workshop where you’re required to play on your phone!
Liz Simpson
· Sessions
Expert Lecture: When Open Source Goes Very Wrong: Cautionary Tales in Web Development
Dr. Shallon Brown
· Sessions
Data-Mining: Patterns and Processes
A Crash Course on Data
Derwin Warren
· Sessions
Q & A for the 4th Industrial Revolution
Q & A for Industrial Revolution
· Sessions
Entrepreneurship: Achieving more together: Growing your business with Microsoft.
Join us for a panel discussion featuring successful entrepreneurs to learn how you can work with Microsoft to innovate and deliver new solutions.
· Sessions
Conversation: Careers in Cybersecurity - Q&A with Chelsea Pierre
Chelsea  Pierre
· Sessions
How to Progress in Your Career Through Strategic Moves (Twilio)
Join us to learn tips from people who have changed industries, changed teams internally and have been been promoted.
Yusuph Mkangara Tony Calloway
· Stage
The Digital-Divide and the Future of Work - A Conversation
Addressing inequalities in access to digital resources and its importance in shaping the Future of Work.
Geoffrey Starks Kathryn Finney
· Stage
How Will You Vote This Year? (Democracy Works)
· Sessions
Machine Learning & Data Driven Customer Experience (Comcast)
Duplicate session - Please join us in the other Machine Learning session listed to the left.
Mumin Ransom Marquis Chamberlain
· Sessions
Q & A for the 4th Industrial Revolution
Q & A for the 4th Industrial Revolution
Dele Atanda Rose Desauguste
· Sessions
BIT Conversations: Be a Brand and Not an Employee in Tech
Tips/ways to build your career as a Brand in Corporate Tech
Kanika  Tolver Broadus Palmer
· Sessions
Q & A for How Will You Vote This Year
Q & A for the How Will You Vote This Year panel hosted by Democracy Works
· Sessions
USDS Sponsored Session: Working For the Government in Tech
Tech Positions within the Government and Black and LatinX professionals can contribute to the future of tech.
· Sessions
Black Lunch Table: Addressing Biases in Digital Imagery
Diversifying Digital Imagery Creation.
Heather Hart eliza myrie
· Stage
Artificial Intelligence Panel
Ganesh Bhat Kendra Gaunt Nicole Alexander Shawn Harris, MBA
· Sessions
Q & A: Artificial Intelligence: A Panel
Q & A for Artificial Intelligence: A Panel
Ganesh Bhat Kendra Gaunt Nicole Alexander Shawn Harris, MBA
· Sessions
The Serverless StartUp (AWS)
Creating Combination of technologies that allow building of highly scalable and performant web applications without running any servers.
Corey  Harris Jr (AWS)
· Sessions
Demystifying Product Management
Discover the many paths of Product Management with career advice from seasoned thought leaders in Product.
Natasha Johnson Cinneah El-Amin Nate Stewart Tyrone Canaday
· Sessions
The Power of Networking for Black/LatinX Tech Professionals
Networking..why it works and how you can make it work effectively as a tech professional/Entrepreneur
MK Palmore
· Stage
Marketing & Ad-Tech 3.0
Understanding how today's tech resources are redefining how businesses and individuals market.
Alex  Wolf Robert  Collins
· Sessions
Rewriting C++. Underbelly: Changing Text Processing in Systems Programming
Rewriting Text Processing Methods in C++
JeanHeyd Meneide
· Sessions
The Many Roles of Design (UI/UX)
Understanding the different skills and areas in UI/UX and how professionals can enter and grow in these different areas
Devon Singh Elèna Ruyter Daniel Mann Jamal Momon Chika Eke
· Stage
I'm in tech but how do I level-up in Cloud?
Creating and Growing careers in Cloud Computing
Kanika  Tolver Bobby Allen
· Sessions
Q & A for Marketing/Ad-Tech Panel
Q & A for the Marketing/Ad-Tech Panel
Robert  Collins
· Stage
Transformation: From Banking to the Battlefields <> Mainframes to Microservices
Nicole Johnson Damani Corbin Marquita Priester Tameika Reed
· Sessions
Q & A for I'm in Tech but how do I level-up in Cloud?
Q & A for I'm in Tech but how do I level-up in Cloud?
Bobby Allen Broadus Palmer
· Sessions
Inclusive Outreach - Where Action Meets Your Diversity Intentions
Maasha Kah
· Sessions
Q & A for Transformation: Mainframes to Microservices
Q & A for Transformation: Mainframes to Microservices
Damani Corbin Marquita Priester Tameika Reed
· Stage
Intro Networking & DJ Mix
Network and Music
· Stage
Morning KeyNote: Who Tells Your Story and Why It Matters
How do we tell our own stories digitally? A Wiki Guide.
Janeen Uzzell Bofta Yimam
· Sessions
Fintech and Financial Inclusion
Ulysses Smith - Blend (Head of DIB) Steven  Morgan
· Sessions
The Future of Storytelling
Arvel Chappell III Ricky Tydus
· Sessions
Managed Blockchain: An AWS Edition
Maggie Hsu
· Sessions
How Technology Drives Innovation Through Financial Services
How Technology Drives Innovation Through Financial Services
· Stage
Why #blacktech Matters: Building for Us by Us
Ways to Build Tech Systems and Platform that work for us - from the ground up.
Antoinette Tull RIchard Robinson Odean Maye
· Sessions
Healthcare X Tech: Connecting the Disconnected
· Sessions
Technical Leadership: Leading from Behind
Technical Leadership: Leading from Behind
· Stage
The Black/LatinX Woman's Role in the Future of Tech
Black Woman Magic: A Tech Edition
Monique Lindsay Tiffany Davis Glynis Lee Chelsea  Pierre
· Sessions
Pivoting on Purpose
Kim  Coles
· Sessions
Advanced UX: Managing the Designer and Researcher Relationship: How to Strategize and Build Together
Renee Reid Harrison Wheeler
· Sessions
The Will Test: A POC Engineering Guide to Evaluating Company Culture
How do you know if a company is right for you as a Black or LatinX Engineer? Enter the Will Test.
William Hill
· Sessions
Capitalization Tables For Startups
Understanding the importance, use cases and basic methodology of Capitalization Tables for Startup Companies
De'Havia Stewart
· Stage
Recruiting Panel Session
· Sessions
Cloud: Better Than Before, Yet Worse Than Ever
Is the Cloud perfect? Addressing Strengths and Weaknesses of the Cloud and how we can make it better?
Bobby Allen
· Sessions
Self-Made: The Path to Business Growth
Self-Made: The Path to Business Growth
· Sessions
Atlas Data Lake: Data Management for Modern Application
Wisdom  Omuya
· Stage
Connecting Athletes with Tech Investments
How more Black and LatinX Athletes can invest in Black/LatinX Tech Startups
Tahira White Jelani Floyd
· Sessions
0 - 100 on the Internet Real Quick with GitHub Pages
A course on Web Development for Beginners
Quincy Iheme
· Sessions
Q&A: Connecting Athletes with Tech Investments
Q&A: Connecting Athletes with Tech Investments
Tahira White Jelani Floyd
· Stage
Rebuild Black
Creating Tech for Socio-Economic Impact
Justin [ThugDebugger]
· Sessions
Drones: Presentation/Panel
· Stage
The Real Kubernetes
Damani Corbin
· Sessions
The Future of Building Web Apps
· Sessions
Rebuild Black: Q & A
Rebuild Black Q & A
Justin [ThugDebugger]
· Sessions
Q&A: The Real Kubernetes
Damani Corbin
· Stage
Party at the BIT
Join the Party at the BIT. It's the Weekend. Also 1-on-1 Networking will be open at this time
· Networking
1-on-1 Networking
1-on-1 Networking

Speakers

Jelani Floyd

Speaker

Tahira White

Speaker

Guidefi (Founder @charlenefadirepo)

Founder, Guidefi

Ricky Tydus

Vice President, Content, Strategy & Operations @ WarnerMedia

Arvel Chappell III

Head of Advanced Narratives & Neurotechnology @ WarnerBros

Maggie Hsu

Global Business Development @ AWS

Wisdom Omuya

Director of Software Engineering @ MongoDB

Alex Wolf

Tech Philosopher

Rose Desauguste

Founder @ HueLixir

Dele Atanda

Founder & CEO @ MetaMe

Yusuph Mkangara

Speaker

Tony Calloway

Speaker

Monique Lindsay

Staff Product Designer @ ServiceNow

Natasha Johnson

Roadmap Product Manager @ Bandwidth

Nicole Johnson

Principal Technical Architect @ Heroku (Salesforce)

Marquis Chamberlain

Software Engineer @ Comcast

Mumin Ransom

Software Engineering Manager @ Comcast

MK Palmore

FIELD CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER (Americas) at Paloalto Networks

Shawn Harris, MBA

Director of North American Sales, Zebra Technologies

Nicole Alexander

SVP, Chief Innovation Expert IPSOS

Kendra Gaunt

Technical Product Development | Intersectional Advocate | Published Writer

Ganesh Bhat

Global Head of Innovation, Citi Private Bank

Ulysses Smith - Blend (Head of DIB)

Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Blend

Tyrone Canaday

VP, Product Management - Investment Research & Management, Capital Group

Quincy Iheme

Software Engineer, Comcast

Nate Stewart

Chief Product Officer, Cockroach Labs

Glynis Lee

Panelist

Cinneah El-Amin

Product Development Manager, Finance & Travel Blogger, Ex-American Express

Tiffany Davis

Rocket Scientist

Kathryn Finney

Founder & CEO, Holding Co.

Geoffrey Starks

Commissioner of the FCC

Justin [ThugDebugger]

Senior Software Engineer @ MailChimp

Antoinette Tull

Human Resources Division Chief for the City of Richmond (Virginia) Police Dept.

RIchard Robinson

Director of Mobility and Software Development

Odean Maye

Director of Software Engineering

Harrison Wheeler

Design Manager @ LinkedIn

Renee Reid

Staff UX Researcher @ LinkedIn

Chika Eke

UX Researcher at Google

Jamal Momon

UX Researcher at Google

Daniel Mann

UX Content Strategist at Facebook

Elèna Ruyter

Product Designer at Capital One

Kim Coles

Actor and Comedian

Bofta Yimam

Emmy Award Winning Journalist and National TV Correspondent

Janeen Uzzell

COO @ Wikimedia Foundation

Corey Harris Jr (AWS)

Solutions Architect @ AWS

Broadus Palmer

Founder @ Level Up InTech

Kanika Tolver

Senior Project Manager @ US Department of the Treasury

Devon Singh

Lead UX Research @ Capitalone

Maasha Kah

Head of Talent Outreach & Inclusion @ Docusign

Dr. Shallon Brown

CTO @ NorthStudio

Tameika Reed

Senior Infrastructure Engineer @ EXPANSIA

Marquita Priester

Software Engineer @ United States Defense Digital Service

Damani Corbin

Kubernetes Evangelist @ WeaveWorks

De'Havia Stewart

Strategy @ Accenture

eliza myrie

Co-founder @ Black Artists Retreat & Lecturer @ SAIC

Heather Hart

Visual Artist & Professor @ Rutgers University

JeanHeyd Meneide

CTO @ Shepherd's Oasis

Derwin Warren

President @ Meaningful Power Foundation

William Hill

Senior Software Engineer @ NewRelic

Chelsea Pierre

Cyber Network Defender @ The US Department of Defense

Steven Morgan

Managing Director of ICG Markets & Operations @ Citi

Robert Collins

Director of Customer Success - Strategic Accounts @ Branch.io

Bobby Allen

CTO @ CloudGenera

Liz Simpson

Founder @ The Stimulyst

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