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Upcoming Events

3/22 BIT Twins Cities: March Chapter Meeting
3/22 BIT St. Louis Chapter Kickoff
3/23 BIT DFW Meet the Organizers
3/23 Career Hacks for Free Technical Certifications (Rescheduled)
3/23 BIT Las Vegas Chapter Meeting
3/25 BIT Tampa - Women in Tech: Empowerment Session (Clubhouse)
3/26 The AWS Certification BIT Challenge: Welcome Session & Panel
4/7 BIT Cincinnati Chapter Kickoff
4/28-4/29 Applying Professional Scrum (APS) Certification

Feature Program

AWS Certification Blacks In Technology Challenge: Welcome Session & Panel

Friday, March 26 | 12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET

Join us in this live Welcome Session, where you can hear about the benefits and value of getting AWS Cloud Practitioner Certified, an overview of what to expect in the AWS Certification Challenge, and how to begin your training journey in this exciting Challenge! You'll also hear from a few AWS Certified members of Amazon's Black Employee Network on their certification journey and how it has helped them in their careers!

Program details and application can be found in the member's section of the BIT Foundation website.

Applying Professional Scrum (APS) Certification

Wed. Apr. 28, 2021, 10:00 AM  – Thu. Apr. 29, 2021, 5:30 PM EDT

Donis Marshall is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with will lead the training class.

Scrum is an agile practice that prescribes an empirical and iterative framework to manage product development in a collaborative manner.  The product is developed in short steps—sprints—that reflectively create the product. The goal of Scrum is a product that thrills customers. 
The three pillars of Scrum are transparency, inspection, and adaptation.

  • Transparency: Artifacts, events, and communication must be transparent and visible. Transparency provides trust. 
  • Inspection:  Scrum is a reflective process driven by inspection of artifacts, such as the product backlog. 
  • Adaptation:  Inspection may warrant adaptation to correct or adjust expectations and goals, as part of an iterative process.

Scrum has a proven record for creating successful products.  Learn more about Scrum in the upcoming Applying Scrum Professional (APS) event, April 29 and April 30. After class, you are a step closer to certification. Students will receive a complementary voucher to take the certification exam.

BIT member certification cost $700.

Program details and application can be found in the member's section of the BIT Foundation website.

Visible Hands Fellowship for Pre-Seed Startups

Visible Hands is a 14-week, virtual-first fellowship program that supports overlooked talent in building venture-backed technology startups by providing company-building services and investments of up to $200k. Starting on day zero, we resource an annual cohort of 30+ fellows to work full-time to build their startups. Each fellow receives meaningful funding, support with finding a co-founder, and access to an incredible network of advisors, customers, and investors. Applications for the inaugural cohort will open in late March.

Program details and application can be found in the member's section of the BIT Foundation website.

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