The State of Blacks in Technology Panel will be on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST) in San Francisco (not Oakland) but it supports Oakland-based ODALC.

Register here. (free for students!)

As we reflect on Black History Month in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Oakland and beyond let's take this time to have a high level, positive dialogue on the current state of Blacks In Technology. We all know the data but let's talk about solutions, outreach programs, and partnerships as to what we can do as thought leaders, innovators and role models to have an impact on our community as a whole.

Our panelist will range from founders, press/media, non-profit organizations, investors, and corporate diversity leaders.


Megan Rose Dickey, Tech reporter atBusiness Insider @meganrosedickey

Dan Miller, Founder of Fresh Sessions  @DanMillerSF

Monique Woodard, Innovation Fellow at San Francisco Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation &Black Founders @MoniqueWoodard

Erik Moore, Managing Director Base Ventures @basevc


Shaun Tai @shaun_tai  is the founder and Executive Director of Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (, an independent 501(c)(3) community building organization working to bridge the digital literacy and opportunity divide. 

Panel Moderator

Wayne Sutton@WayneSutton is the founder of PitchTo, which manages and rates founder pitches and cofounder of Student Ventures , a nonprofit organization which mission is to expose students to the world of technology entrepreneurship and STEM through online education, mentorship, project challenges and hackathons

All proceeds will go to support the 
Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center 


Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) is a 501(c)(3) community building organization working to bridge the digital literacy and opportunity divide. Oakland Digital works to increase digital literacy and opportunity among small business owners, local design students and entrepreneurs. 

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