(BPRW) Black Tech Community Takes Over Disney World – Blacks In Technology Hosts BITCON 2022: Tech Conference For Culture
(Black PR Wire) ORLANDO, Florida — Blacks In Technology, LLC and the Blacks In Technology Foundation (BIT) are hosting (BITCon2022) their 4th annual conference for Black IT professionals, entrepreneurs, gamers, and Afro-futurists. Hundreds of people will descend on Disney World from October 26-28, 2022.
The in-person conference will feature global brands, world-class speakers and business leaders. Sponsors include Google, Disney, Northwestern Mutual, Bridgewater Consulting, Ally Bank, Block, TIAA, CapTech Ventures, Red Ventures, Intuit, ADP, Spotify and many more.
The lineup of more than 50 speakers will be led by writer, activist, comedian and tech, Baratunde Thurston, author of the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black and host of Lenovo’s Late Night IT and America Outdoors TV series. PBS.
WHAT IS BITCON 2022 THEME?
“This year, we will focus on three pillars: Meaningful Networking, Career Advancement, and Actionable Learning. The balance we want to strike is 40% block party 60% tech conference,” according to Dennis Schultz, executive director of the Blacks In Technology Foundation. “I want every participant to walk away with knowledge they can immediately apply…and have fun in the process.”
Greg Greenlee, Founder of Blacks In Technology, says, “After 2 years without in-person events, I am extremely excited that this year’s BITCON will be a hybrid conference. There is no replacement for the in-person engagement experience and BITCON has always been the perfect safe space for our community to interact.
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT AT BITCON 2022?
This year, BIT expects more than 1,000 participants. Onsite, there will be dozens of workshops, training sessions, tech demos, leadership conversations, and tech talks for beginners and experts alike. Topics and tracks include Web 3, Cryptocurrency, NFTs, Metaverse, AI & ML, Gaming & Esports, Cloud/DevOps, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Accountability social, government policy, career development, entrepreneurship and professional storytelling.
Plus, attendees can attend one of the largest in-person job fairs for diverse tech talent, enter a gaming tournament with a grand prize of $5,000, or enter a startup pitch contest with non-dilutive financing of $10,000.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT BITCON 2022?
Arlan Hamilton, author, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and BITCON 2022 speaker, adds, “Conferences like BITCON are important for the marginalized and underappreciated in tech. If we are not invited to sit at the table, we must build our own tables.
Alex Bernardin, multiple BITCON attendee and agile coach, adds, “I support BITCON and the BIT community because it’s the support network I didn’t have when I was scaling.”
To learn more about the conference and to purchase tickets, visit bitcon.blacksintechnology.net.
About the Blacks In Technology Foundation
Blacks In Technology (BIT) is the largest community of people of African descent in the tech industry. Through community-focused activities, events, and outreach, the Blacks In Technology Foundation is “stomping the Divide” by establishing a blueprint for world-class technical excellence and innovation by providing resources, guidance, networks and opportunities for members to share their expertise and advance their careers
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