Black Tech Conferences You Can’t Miss in 2019

I vividly remember the mix of shock and comfort I felt upon entering Disrupt Indy’s inaugural conference in 2017. I was raised in the Midwest, but going to a black tech conference in Indianapolis didn’t seem like a possibility years ago. That’s why the emergence of tech hubs outside of Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley has been really validating. The energy at Disrupt Indy was unique — like hanging out with a bunch of tech-obsessed cousins and other family members. I felt immediately comfortable being my authentic self as we discussed the importance of inclusive technology, bias in recruiting processes, and the need for black tech founders. I also felt genuinely supported by the companies recruiting at the event. Representation matters, and demonstrating a commitment to creating inclusive spaces for people of color in technology is increasingly important

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contributionBrandon Miller