SXSW Interactive is a hotbed of inspiration and innovation drawing hundreds of influencers in the technology space. For African-American techies, the place to be in Austin this weekend was the SXSW Blacks in Technology weekend. With a primary focus of encouraging networking, BIT weekend also seeks to continue the discussion on the state of blacks in technology.
The weekend began with keynote speech from University of Texas professor, S. Craig Watkins. The author of ”The Young and The Digital,” Watkins discussed expanding the conversation of blacks in technology beyond being consumers.
“The questions today are less about access and more about the quality of our participation and engagement with technology and how we are empowering our kids into becoming the masters of their technology universe.
The following video has a few highlights from this weekend. Check it out and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Monday, March 14, 2011
SXSW 2011 Blacks in Technology Weekend Recap | Black Web 2.0