Greg Greenlee• Systems/Network Engineer (Jack of all Trades)• CCNA certified• 12+ years of Technology experience• Works fo...
www.blacksintechnology.net        www.bitdigest.net            Twitter:        @blkintechnology         @bittechdigestcont...
My 9-5                        Appica• Datacenter and Managed Services Provider      •   Datacenter colocation      •   Dis...
Blacks In Technology (BIT)• Online community of close to 800 members  nationwide.• Free to join• All tech disciplines, gen...
BIT Tech Digest•    Technology blog•    Tech articles by minority SME’s    • Development    • Security    • Network    • V...
3 points of focus• Visibility• Perception• Participation
Visibility•   We need to be seen•   We need to be heard•   More tech content being produced•   BIT helps    – Podcasts    ...
Perception• We can do it• In order to change perception we must change  the conversation  – Whats the conversation?• BIT h...
Participation• We need more black techs/engineers  – More creators• We need more speakers at conferences• We need more con...
ParticipationMore mentors!!!
Solidarity• Community• Mentorship  – Career advice  – Knowledge transfer• Eco system  – Other organizations• Networking
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Cincinnati Blacks In Technology (Greg Greenlee)

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Greg Greenlee, founder of Blacks In Technology - www.blacksintechnology.net - was guest speaker for BDPA Cincinnati chapter in March 2013

The goal for Cincinnati Blacks In Technology is to collaborate with the vibrant community of like-minded technology professionals of color -- innovators and enthusiasts who are working with or interested in Web-based and related technologies. We’re talking the whole techie gamut from bloggers, digital media specialists, online community managers, web masters, web designers, social media strategists, developers, online marketing experts, IT recruiters, software developers, programmers, telecommunications specialist, cloud computing experts, IT managers, IT executives, tech-based entrepreneurs, project managers, geeks and nerds!

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Cincinnati Blacks In Technology (Greg Greenlee)

  1. 1. Greg Greenlee• Systems/Network Engineer (Jack of all Trades)• CCNA certified• 12+ years of Technology experience• Works for local datacenter/service provider located in downtown Cincinnati• Founder of two websites focused on minorities in the technology field• Husband and Father• Avid comic book reader
  2. 2. www.blacksintechnology.net www.bitdigest.net Twitter: @blkintechnology @bittechdigestcontactus@blacksintechnology.net info@bitdigest.net greg@blacksintechnology.net
  3. 3. My 9-5 Appica• Datacenter and Managed Services Provider • Datacenter colocation • Disaster Recovery • Hosted Storage solutions • Web hosting – Linux » Apache » mySQL – Windows » IIS » MSSQL • Public and Private cloud – VMWare • Email hosting – Hosted Microsoft Exchange – POP (Qmail)
  4. 4. Blacks In Technology (BIT)• Online community of close to 800 members nationwide.• Free to join• All tech disciplines, gender and age• Various communication components – Forums – Live chat – Social networking
  5. 5. BIT Tech Digest• Technology blog• Tech articles by minority SME’s • Development • Security • Network • Virtualization/cloud • Career advice
  6. 6. 3 points of focus• Visibility• Perception• Participation
  7. 7. Visibility• We need to be seen• We need to be heard• More tech content being produced• BIT helps – Podcasts – Tech articles – videos
  8. 8. Perception• We can do it• In order to change perception we must change the conversation – Whats the conversation?• BIT helps – Forums – Chat – Spotlight • Organizations • Individuals
  9. 9. Participation• We need more black techs/engineers – More creators• We need more speakers at conferences• We need more conference attendees
  10. 10. ParticipationMore mentors!!!
  11. 11. Solidarity• Community• Mentorship – Career advice – Knowledge transfer• Eco system – Other organizations• Networking

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