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Remember that statistic? We published it a few weeks ago. 

Now NPR’s Tell Me More is taking a hard look at African-Americans in the tech field. Throughout December, the show is inviting African-American tech leaders and entrepreneurs to talk about what a day in their life is like.

We are asking you to help us identify the 5 questions we’ll pose to them on Twitter as part of “A Day in the Life.” This is a chance to help shape the conversations and answer any burning questions you may have about working in the tech and entrepreneur sectors.

Share your questions and thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #NPRBlacksinTech or email tellmemore@npr.org. 

Salute to @ImBlackInTech #TFSvol2 panelists @dawnwdickson, @iamfastfreddy, @rodneybwilliams leading the charge at #BlackTechWeek!
#ImBlackInTech
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#BlackInTech #BlackFounders #TheFoundersSeries #BlacksInTech #Entrepreneur #Tech #Technology #TechDiversity #1871Chicago #ChicagoTech #TFSvol2 #DiversifyTech @1871Chicago #UPShow @lisnr @pigeon_ly @flatoutofheels

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185 Black Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter
It's a common retort among those who organize tech and business panels and assemble the "best of" lists in tech; that hire at small to large tech firms or who fund startups: "We can't find any black women in tech". Tech Inclusion advocate, attorney, blogger and digital media publisher Jeneba Jalloh Ghatt has curated list of very active black and African American women on Twitter in 2016 who are experienced coders, developers, software engineers, hackers, gamers, coders, tech evangelists, StartUp Founders and the like. Here is a start and jumping off point so that excuse doesn't have to be used again. Hit them up! Follow and learn from the events they are hosting, attending, or supporting; and the news about other founders, and leaders in the field who are excelling but not getting their news trumpeted as loudly as it should. For a more detailed version that includes the Twitter bios and a hyperlink directly to these accounts, find it at Jenebaspeaks.com. Search "161".

I met with Silicon Valley Congressman Mike Honda this weekend. Many thanks to the Harlem Business Alliance for organizing a great event and allowing me to meet such a prominent figure. #hbany #blacksintech

Danie’s Journey Learning Arduino

Hello Followers,
So I rarely ever put out new content but a new year means a new me.  I will be blogging about my journey learning how to use arduino kits. For those of you that don’t know, Arduino is a microcontroller-based kit for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical world.  Arduino boards are able to read inputs - light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online.

There are several resources available for new learners include a discussion forum with a variety of categories including: installation, general electronics! and display. There is also a handy reference guide, getting started guide, FAQ and resource pages.

Unboxing

At some point I realized I have a lot of small pieces and I should probably organize them. Unfortunately, I also was unable to verify all the pieces. There’s a list on the back of the box but it was not as helpful. I found resources like this that really helped me organize and label my pieces.


While following the getting started guide, I came across my first issue. I tried to upload the blink sketch and was unable to select a port. 

Things I tried: restart arduino program, unplug/replug physical arduino, google. 

Solution: change the usb port your arduino is plugged into on your computer.

That’s it for now. Stay tuned for the next post where I will start working through some of the tutorials.

#ThatTechGirl & @morgandebaun Meet #founder at @blavity!
#startuplife

A platform for #blackmillennials based here in #SiliconValley

I have known Morgan for a while and really respect her hustle. She has bootstrapped a brand! Check out #blavity!
Supporting other #womenintech is what I do!

#ThatTechGirl is #LibertyMadison
The #Oprah of #SiliconValley


#technerd #womenintechnology #girlsbelike #biracial #blasian
#gorgeous #blacksintech #femalefounder #chooseyourself #startuplife #startuplifehq #diversity #LibertyLesson #Millennial #morgandebaun

Congrats to @MrMogulChi, Founder of CANDID Cup microfeedback platform, and leader of @ImBlackInTech. We’re proud that he’s helping to shape the future of Black Tech Chicago.
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#BlackInTech #BlackFounders #BlacksInTech #Entrepreneur #Tech #Technology #TechDiversity #ChicagoTech #DiversifyTech

#Repost @blacktechmecca
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ANNOUNCING SPEAKERS for #SBTE2016 Thomas Stovall: Thomas is the Founder of CANDID Cup, a Chicago-based technology firm on the forefront of thought leadership in the microfeedback industry. Thomas is a published author expert with best-sellers to his credit on the topic of business amplification. True to form, he leads @imblackintech, Chicago-based business amplification event series for Founders and Professionals of color in the technology industry, which hosts the largest ongoing quarterly technology panel for Founders of color in the Midwest. Join Thomas on January 28th at 6 PM at the 2016 State of the Black Tech Ecosystem. Register Here: http://bit.ly/1RJwrxJ #BlackTechMecca (at Chicago, Illinois)

#Repost @flyduoatl
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Recently redesigned the BraveChick.com website with my partna in love & crime @flygirlfmp. 100% Custom from the ground up.

This was the 2nd time we had opportunity to work with the girls at Brave Chick. AnYtime someone wants to hire you back a 2nd time is a great thing. Thanks Janet and Lejoi, wishing you tons of success!
2015’s been a crazy busy year for my agency @_flyduo, eCommerce stores represent a helluva lotta work and we def experienced some scheduling pains, but I couldn’t be more proud of the end result.
I have little interest in being the biggest digital agency, we’re the DUO …but I damn sure am workin’ to make sure EVERYONE sees us as the most DOPE of the boutique web agencies!

#flyduo #Boss #girlBoss #design #webdesign #webdeveloper #style #fashion #beauty #onlineboutique #boutique #responsivedesign #fly #blackcreatives #blacksintech #handmadejewelry #jewelry #bravechick #la #blkcreatives #werk #grind #womenpreneur #smallbiz

@yarding_app, “group chatting [app] for us,” is looking for beta testers. Click the link in their bio to be invited to try out the latest version of their app. //
#ImBlackInTech #FounderRequestBoard
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#BlackInTech #BlackFounders #Entrepreneur #Tech #Technology #TechDiversity #Millennials #YardingApp #BlacksInTech #GroupText

How I greet a random #graduate on the street! #willsmith #ThatTechGirl #startuplife A fresh young man from #Oakland enters the world of #tech! I spotted him at #JackLondon and had to welcome him to the world of #Technology
#ThatTechGirl is the #Oprah of #SiliconValley
#StartupLife for the #Millennial
He was soooo excited!!! Or maybe I was …you never can tell :)
#tbt #blacksintech #latinosintech #recruit #millennialblogger #techblogger #femalefounder #womenintech #willsmith #jadasmith
#LifeofLiberty

When your boss is #lowkey all about that #startuplife
They be like hit commit then ship ok now walk do not run!

#ThatTechGirl is #LibertyMadison
#StartupLife for the #Millennial
#Oprah of #SiliconValley

#technerd #techlife #tech #founder #cofounder #teamwork #innovation #femalefounder #500strong #ycombinator #draperuniversity #startuplifehq #atherton #startup #blacksintech #latinosintech #millennialblogger #millennials #entrepreneur