From December 2nd to December 20th, NPR's Tell Me More program hosted daily twitter chats under the hashtag #NPRBlacksInTech. Techies from all over the world, including yours truly, shared our experiences as minorities within the tech space and discussed ways to improve our experiences. Sharing serious stories was often balanced with seeking humor in some of the situation that we could all relate to being one of the few minorities in our respective fields.
One of the key messages was that we need to continue the conversation. My next series of posts will be expanding on some of the tweets that I shared during this conversation. Starting tomorrow, I'll feature one of my tweets and discuss the intricacies of it. Buckle up!
For background, check out NPR's Storify discusing the reasoning behind #NPRBlacksInTech, as well as its successful implementation.