Description

The Blacks in Technology Foundation is a free community that provides resources, guidance, and networking opportunities for Black people in tech. As a member, you can access job boards, mentorship, and strategic partnerships.

It's a space to connect with peers and leaders and build lifelong relationships. Besides, their virtual and in-person events include world-class training designed to take your career to the next level.

Members are software engineers, data scientists, engineers, UX/UI specialists, DevOps managers, instructors, and web developers. Besides, you can expect to meet technology leaders with roles such as C-suite executives, VPs, directors, and senior managers.

It's completely free to join and includes discounts on technical training, certifications, products, and IT services.

Before registration, you'll gain access to members-only resources and benefits.

Join to expand your knowledge in conferences and meet amazing people working in complementary fields. Moreover, they'll match you with a mentor willing to support your growth and have a curated job with interesting opportunities.

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Details

  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2008
  • Founders:

    Greg Greenlee

  • Online Group: Yes
  • Online Platform: Slack
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English
  • ONG: Yes
  • Method: In Person, Virtual

Benefits

Join a community for Black people in tech:
They focus on bringing the best opportunities and connections in the field. By joining, you will be part of a group of supportive fellows seeking to grow and learn in community.

Besides, membership unlocks new networking opportunities with leaders and IT professionals in exclusive events.

Attend in-person and virtual events:
As a member, you will be invited to participate in conferences, events, job fairs, and summits. Some of them are free and include training resources created to help you develop a solid technology career.

Job opportunities:
They have a job board with opportunities for a range of tech roles. Besides, members can upload CVs to directly connect with hiring companies and recruiters. Furthermore, BIT organizes job fairs to expand your professional possibilities and connections.

Mentorship programs:
As the community has partnerships with mentorship organizations, you can match an industry leader to upskill your profession. It's a valuable resource to fight against inequality in the workplace and accelerate your professional advancement.

Requirements

To identify as Black and work in the tech industry.

Place

    United States

    United States:

    • New York
    • Pennsylvania
    • Washington D.C
    • Georgia
    • North Carolina
    • South Carolina
    • Virginia
    • Florida
    • Tennessee
    • Illinois
    • Ohio
    • Michigan
    • Indiana
    • Missouri
    • Minnesota
    • Nebraska
    • Texas
    • Colorado
    • Arizona
    • Nevada
    • California
    • Oregon

     

    • Australia
    • Cameroon
    • Canada
    • Colombia
    • France
    • Germany
    • Kenya
    • New Zealand
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
    • United Kingdom

Learning Events

The community organizes online and in-person events, summits, job fairs, and conferences to learn and empower each other. Within these events, there are spaces to connect with industry leaders and peer-learning experiences.

Moreover, they offer a mentorship program to match members with expert mentors willing to support their professional development.

Networking Events

There are plenty of networking opportunities in virtual and local events. You can leverage these spaces to connect with professionals near you looking to impact the tech ecosystem.

Besides, they have a private Slack group to stay in touch with 24/7. To join them, you need to fill the application form with your professional information and LinkedIn profile.

Benefits with other companies

Their partnerships with top companies in the industry ensure you access to discounts on technical training, certifications, products, and IT services.

Impact/ESG

They work towards Black people's empowerment and equity of possibilities in the industry. With learning resources, networking opportunities, and special discounts, it's a community with plenty of channels to grow as a tech professional.

In addition, they provide free resources to help you gain confidence and vote in the US elections backed up with solid information.

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"I had the privilege of partnering with Blacks In Technology on a couple of virtual recruiter panels with top companies like Facebook Netflix, Twitter, PayPal, and more. It was a seamless process and effective partnership. We had high attendance along with positive user satisfaction scores. Thank you BIT for being supportive of my business and I look forward to future successes." -Christopher Lafayette

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