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Urban Tech Weekend Global Innovation Hack-A-Thon

For three days during the Urban Tech Weekend in Houston, Texas Software Developers, Mobile App Designers and App Idea Geniuses will come together for social good and compete to create, build and engineer apps during the Global Innovation Hack-A-Thon. The event will take place Thursday September 25th – 27th, 2014 at the Wyndham Houston West, Energy Corridor…

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PRESS RELEASE: Urban Tech Weekend: Innovation, IT Resources & STEM Focused Event…

Houston is poised as host city of the 6th Annual Urban Tech Weekend. The event will be held Thursday through Saturday, September 25-27, 2014, at the Wyndham Houston Energy Corridor.

Annually, the event attracts thought-leaders from across the country for an intensive three days of workshops and collaboration, a research and technology symposium, high-tech vendor expo and recruitment fair, certification training and countless networking opportunities.

More than 40 dynamic speakers, entrepreneurs, industry experts and panelists from over 20 states will convene in Houston to attendees to dialogue and offer solutions to bridging the digital divide, address the underrepresentation of African Americans and other minorities in IT, Tech careers and silicone valley and work collectively on solutions to close the equity gaps and eliminate barriers to entry in silicone valley and beyond… Click here to read more on

NBITLO & Blacks In Technology Partnership

From founder to founder Greg Greenlee and Andrew West who are both visionaries of two of the nations most innovative and committed organizations and online communities dedicated to bridging the Digital Divide have strategically aligned to support each others goals regionally and nationally.. “I’m a Geek by nature, and Engineer by trade and dedicated to my craft” said BIT founder Greg Greenlee who’s focus areas are Cloud computing · Computer Science · Distributed Computing ·Hadoop · Information security · Linux · Network engineer · OpenStack· Python programming language · Software Developer · System Administrator · Systems Engineering · Virtualization · VMware

“I welcome and respect the work of many others in the tech space. I’ve known of Greg’s work through Blacks in Technology and was more than proud to forge this relationship with Greg and BIT. I esteem him highly. The membership bodies which we serve deserve the best of the best in tech professional resources and community building amongst each other”, said Andrew West founder of NBITLO & Urban Tech Weekend.

Tech Entrepreneur, Social Change Agent ,Tech+STEM+Innovation Connector, Thought-Leader, Author@TheModernCEO, Founder@NBITLO, CEO West Innovation Group.

Blacks In Technology is a tech-focused community and media organization focused on increasing diversity in technology.Blacks In Technology’s mission is to increase visibility, participation, and change the perception of people of African descent in technology through community focused activities, events and media. Blacks In Technology (BIT) is “Stomping the Divide” by establishing a blueprint of world class technical excellence and innovation by providing resources, guidance and issuing a challenge to our members to surpass the high mark and establish new standards of global innovation.“Stomping the Divide”

Founded in 2009, NBITLO is America’s premier national organization dedicated to bridging the digital divide, creating equity in the information technology workforce, diversifying the S.T.E.M. pipeline, incubating and equipping innovators with world class inventions and global business ideas.

Greg Greenlee
Founder of Blacks In Technology

Andrew West_BIT_NBITLO
Andrew West
Founder of NBITLO

National Black Information Technology Leadership Organization Announces Urban Technology Weekend 2014 and Call for Speakers

HOUSTON (May 28, 2014) — The National Black Information Technology Leadership Organization (NBITLO) today announced that speaking proposals are now being accepted for the NBITLO Urban Technology Weekend 2014 (Urban Tech Weekend), September 24-27, 2014, at the Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor, 14703 Park Row, Houston, TX 77079. In addition to being the nation’s premier urban technology thought leadership forum, and STEM development summit, Urban Tech Weekend offers unparalleled educational and professional development opportunities to help bridge the diversity gap in STEM related career fields.

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