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BIT members enjoy the benefit of leveraging a global community to receive discounts on training and certifications, technical products and services, access to career resources, and exclusive professional networking and social events. 
 
Join Blacks In Technology

Leveraging Mentorship to
Advance Your Career

Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:00 PM EDT

In this webinar, The Blacks In Technology Foundation and the Converge mentorship program will discuss how having a mentor can aid in your professional career development. Receive actionable advice on where to find a mentor, the various types of mentorship programs, what to look for in a mentor, and how to develop a successful mentor/mentee relationship. If you are looking to take the next step in your career and are interested in finding a mentor or becoming a mentor, this conversation is for you. 

⁠Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZeTHPfneQwqYRzlbkOGlLQ

Advertising on Facebook Info Session


Join Facebook for a live webinar on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 12:00 PM PDT for a deep dive into digital marketing solutions that can help you kickstart your marketing career.
 
In this webinar, you will:
·         Learn about Facebook’s ads management platform, Ads Manager, from a Facebook expert trainer 
·         Get tips on kickstarting your career in social media marketing
·         Get a sneak preview into our newest Community Manager certification program
 
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
 
Sign-up: https://www.facebookblueprint.com/student/page/243767-student-session-advertising-on-facebook
The Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program will have an info session on Tuesday, May 04th at 6:00 pm EST. This event is for anyone interested in increasing the pipeline of Black students in the computer science or information technology field.
 
You should volunteer to teach computer science with TEALS if you… 
·        are a tech professional  
·        possess a strong background in computer science
·        enjoy working with High School students 
·        are passionate about inclusion and diversity in the tech industry 
 
Our  TEALS Program Brochure provides an overview of the TEALS volunteer support options.

We are accepting 2021-22 volunteer applications. Apply here!

Register for the info session here: https://www.tealsk12.org/volunteer-info-sessions/

Inclusive Product Management Summit

Friday May 7th 


Blacks In Technology is proud to be a promotional sponsor for the University of Washington's Foster School of Business's Inclusive Product Management Summit. Learn from product leaders and professors. Connect with inclusion-minded product managers. Develop skills to manage inclusive teams and build inclusive products. Hear speakers from Salesforce, Google, Netflix, Oracle, T-Mobile, Zillow, Amazon, Nintendo, and more.

Register: http://discover.uw.edu/MTMxLUFRTy0yMjUAAAF8UeH5TSe5tYSGU9pGUV_AncmTao-BFnMYSsW38wFUPI6-vR3KnQxH0n7T_iPCmfKxfpsYfeM=

Upcoming Events

DATE EVENT | REGISTRATION
4/27 Microsoft Leap Apprenticeship Program BIT Info Session
4/28 BIT Hampton Roads Monthly Chapter Meeting
4/28-4/29 Applying Professional Scrum (APS) Certification
4/29 Breaking Into Tech – BIT Nashville
4/29 Breaking the Digital Ceiling: How to Start a Career in Tech! – BIT Dallas
4/29 Using Therapy to Reset in IT Workplaces – BIT PDX
5/4 Volunteering as a Code Instructor - Microsoft TEALS

Feature Partners

Cathedral High School NYC


Cathedral's Business & Law Academy hosted a virtual event recently that discussed “College & Career Opportunities in Technology, Engineering and Design with Blacks In Technology Foundation leaders. Cathedral High School is an all-girls Catholic College Preparatory school in the Archdiocese of New York located in Manhattan.

To schedule an in-person visit, where you can take a tour of the main areas of the school and ask any questions you have, or to schedule a time to connect through a video call, please contact Johanna Velez, Director of Admissions at jcastex@cathedralhs.org or call (347) 809-3231https://cathedralhs.org/

Launch Alaska is accepting applications for its Tech Deployment Track (TDT)a deployment accelerator for companies who are solving problems related to food, water, transportation, and/or energy. The program is focused on pairing startups with partners and projects in Alaska. Learn why Alaska is a unique place to deploy your tech!

Applications close on Friday, April 30th, 2021. For more information, contact Pam (deploy@launchalaska.com) and check out their TDT Applicant Packet and How TDT Works video. Tell them BIT sent you.

Further qualifications include:

  • Have a minimum viable product

  • Are validating your business model

  • Are raising a Seed or Series A funding round

  • Have revenues or are revenue ready

  • Need a demonstration project to secure early customers or to validate a new market

  • Technology solution fits into the food, water, transportation, and/or energy technology recruitment areas

Many programs and resources are free to Blacks In Technology Foundation members. You can become a BIT member for free here:
https://foundation.blacksintechnology.net/join-bit
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