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Black Speakers in Tech

This is a list of black speakers in tech. Please submit a PR if you'd like to add yourself or add others! Or you can email me / send a DM and I will add you.


Please add speakers!

The only criteria for adding speakers to this list is that your speaker is in the development/tech/web space.

Format:

Please add speakers alphabetical by last name.

#### Full Name

- [@twitterhandle](http://twitter.com/)
- Topics -
- Location -

Code of Conduct

If anyone is reported as malicious or making others feel uncomfortable, they may be removed from this list. To report, email sam@samanthabretous.com.

Speakers

United States

Salih Abdul-Karim

  • Topics - UX Design, Diversity
  • Location - California

Monsurat Adebanjo

  • @Ms_Monsura
  • Topics - Diversity & Inclusion, Utilizing Tech For Social Good, Transforming Social Mediums Into Safe Spaces, Technology & Art
  • Location - New York, New York

Tae'lur Alexis

  • @TaelurAlexis
  • Topics - Career Development
  • Location - Seattle, Washington

Kimberlee Archer

  • Topics - AR/ VR
  • Location - California

Samantha Bretous

  • @samanthabretous
  • Topics - React, D3, Gatsby, Shared Components, Mentorship
  • Location - New York, New York

Tia Caldwell

  • @_Tiacaldwell
  • Topics - Leadership
  • Location - San Francisco, California

Nyah Check

  • @nyah_check
  • Topics - Cloud Security, Go, Open Source
  • Location - San Francisco, California

J. Clemonts Junior

  • @Technificent989
  • Topics - Cybersecurity, Infosec, Technology integration into businesses, Education
  • Location - Washington DC

Troy Connor

  • @troy0820
  • Topics - NodeJS, Kubernetes, Docker, Diversity in Tech
  • Location - Hampton Roads, Virginia

Chris Crawford

  • @chris_crawford_
  • Topics - Neurotech, Robotics, Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Location - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Kim Crayton

  • @KimCrayton1
  • Topics - Diversity in Tech
  • Location - Atlanta, Georgia

Jenifer Daniels

  • @jentrification
  • Topics - Diversity & Inclusion, Social Impact Investing, Branding, Entrepreneurship
  • Location - Detroit, Michigan

Yolanda M. Davis

  • @YolandaMDavis
  • Topics - Tech Leadership, Apache
  • Location - Atlanta, Georgia

Houssein Djirdeh

  • @hdjirdeh
  • Topics - React, Google
  • Location - Mountain View, California

Iheanyi Ekechukwu

  • @kwuchu
  • Topics - Cloud Development
  • Location - Brooklyn, New York

Chantal Emmanuel

  • @chantalemmanuel
  • Topics - Engineering, Startup/Entrepreneurship
  • Location - Bay Area

Den Fran

  • @denisu81
  • Topics - UX design
  • Location - United States

Adriel Frederick

  • Topics - Pricing
  • Location - San Francisco, California

Osa Gaius

  • @osagaius
  • Topics - React Native, Elixir
  • Location - Atlanta, Georgia

Alfred Glover

  • @AlfredKGlover
  • Topics - Cloud Infrastructure
  • Location - Atlanta, Georgia

Jasmine Greenaway

  • @paladique
  • Topics - Machine Learning, C#
  • Location - Brooklyn, New York

Arlan Hamilton

  • @ArlanWasHere
  • Topics - Venture capital funding
  • Location - West Hollywood, California

Shawntera Hardy

  • @shawnterahardy
  • Topics - Community Development and Internet of Things; Civic / Gov Tech; Equity and Technology
  • Location - St. Paul, Minnesota

Quinnton J Harris

  • @quinntonharris
  • Topics - Entrepreneurship
  • Location - Bay Area, California

Ruben Harris

  • @rubenharris
  • Topics - Entrepreneurship, Startups
  • Location - San Francisco, California

Susa Hart

  • @smhart1
  • Topics - Tech Leadership, UX
  • Location - Atlanta, Georgia

Dashon 'DJ' Hawkins

  • @Dashon_Hawkins
  • Topics - Javascript, Node.js, React, ReactNative, JAMstack, Progressive Web Applications (PWA's), Headless CMS, Serverless, GraphQL, FaunaDB, Computational Thinking, Entrepeneurship, Fullstack Web Development, Startups, Business Credit Education, Diversity/Inclusion, Emotional Intelligence, Imposter Syndrome, Coding Bootcamps, Tech Leadearship, Mentorship, Formerly Incarcerated Individuals in Tech, WordPress, community building, personal brand building
  • Location - Phoenix, Arizona (Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana)

Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo

  • @superSGP
  • Topics - Javascript, Code and Art, Errors
  • Location - Brooklyn, New York

Allison Higgins

Asia Hoe

  • @asiahoe
  • Topics - UX, Design for Good
  • Location - New York, New York

Amal Hussein

J.J. Jackson

  • @jjjacksn
  • Topics - API design, iOS
  • Location - San Francisco, California

Angie Jones

  • @techgirl1908
  • Topics - Automation
  • Location - San Francisco, California

Rokeya Jones

  • @TeamRokeyaJ
  • Topics - Cloud Development
  • Location - Redmond, Washington

Jared Jordan

  • @jaredjordan
  • Topics - User Interface
  • Location - Mountain View, California

Jowanza Joseph

  • @jowanza
  • Topics - Data Engineering, Apache Pulsar
  • Location - Salt Lake City, Utah

Jowanza Joseph

  • @LawrenceRJ
  • Topics - Data Engineering, Apache Pulsar
  • Location - Salt Lake City, Utah

EricaJoy

  • @EricaJoy
  • Topics - Diversity
  • Location - Oakland, California

Adil Kadir

  • @adilrhymes
  • Topics - Product
  • Location - Los Angeles, California

Brandon Kearns

Tariq M. King

Kamilah Z Kiser

Shemika Lamare

  • @slamare15
  • Topics - Data Science
  • Location - San Francisco, CA

Crystal Martin

  • Topics - JavaScript
  • Location - St. Louis, Missouri

Jamarlin Martin

  • @samanthabretous
  • Topics - Data Anaylitics, Crypto
  • Location - Los Angeles, California

Carrie Maxwell

  • @Carofine247
  • Topics - React, Civil Hacking
  • Location - United States

Rushaine McBean

  • @copasetickid
  • Topics - Testing, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails
  • Location - New York, New York

Tirell McKinnon

James Mickens

  • @markovmickens
  • Topics - Computer Science, Security, Machine Learning
  • Location - Cambridge, Massachusetts

Jeff Nelson

  • @thatJeffNelson
  • Topics - Technical business development
  • Location - Atlanta, Georgia

Adekunle Oduye

  • @adekunleoduye
  • Topics - Front End Tolling, Design Systems
  • Location - Brooklyn, New York

Omose Ogala

  • @omoseisreal
  • Topics - Automation, iOS Development
  • Location - San Francisco, California

Mekka Okereke

  • @mekkaokereke
  • Topics - Digital Ecosystems
  • Location - North California

Mimi Onuoha

Leo Osahor

  • @losahor
  • Topics - Startups, Leadership, Career Development.
  • Location – Seattle, Washington

Jyrone Parker

  • @mastashake08
  • Topics - Progressive web apps, Laravel, Vue, React and Tech Entrepreneurship
  • Location - Louisville, Kentucky

Delane Parnell

  • @delane
  • Topics - Game Development
  • Location - Los Angeles, California

Maxime Paul

  • @Maxap
  • Topics - Startups, Leadership, Career Development
  • Location - Atlanta, Georgia

John Paz

  • [@TechWriterNinja](https://twitter.com/TechWriterNinja
  • Topics - Technical Writing, Content Design, UX Writing, Non-technical Tech Jobs, Blatino topics, Parenting, UX Design, Living Abroad, Atlassian, Agile
  • Location - San Francisco Bay Area, California (willing to travel, too)

Momo Pixel

  • @MomoUhOh
  • Topics - UX Game Design
  • Location - United States

Wylesha Rachell

Brandon T Roberts

Craig Rodrigues

Carlos Rymer

  • @carlosrymer
  • Topics - Engineering Management, Leadership, Building on the Cloud, Lean UX, Javascript
  • Location - New York, New York

Rodney Sampson

  • @rodneysampson
  • Topics - Entrepreneurship, venture investment, startup ecosystem building, inclusion & racial equity
  • Location - Atlanta, Georgia

LaSean Smith

  • @lasean
  • Topics - Computer Vision, IoT
  • Location - Seattle, Washington

Erica Stanley

  • @ericastanley
  • Topics - Managing engineers
  • Location - Atlanta, Georgia

Kevin Stewart

  • @kstewart
  • Topics - Building teams, Data Engineering
  • Location - Seattle, Washington

Everette Taylor

  • @Everette
  • Topics - Entrepreneurship, Marketing
  • Location - Los Angeles, California

Richard L Taylor Jr

  • @rightincode
  • Topics - Angular, Testing
  • Location - Huntersville, North Carolina

Troy Taylor

  • Topics - Angular
  • Location - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Erin Teague

  • @ErinTeague
  • Topics - VR, Product
  • Location - San Francisco, California

Andrew Usher

  • Topics - Front-end Web
  • Location - Memphis, Tennessee

Tara Walker

  • @taraw
  • Topics - Cloud Development
  • Location - Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Nicki Washington

  • @dr_nickiw
  • Topics - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, K-16 CS Education, and K-12 Curriculum/Standards
  • Location - Charlotte, North Carolina

Kesha Williams

  • @KeshaWillz
  • Topics - AWS, Facial recognition, JavaScript
  • Location - Atlanta, Georgia

Europe

Yannick Assogba

  • @tafsiri
  • Topics - TensorFlow.js, JavaScript
  • Location - Cambridge, England

Gavin Dennis

  • @HackingGavin
  • Topics - Offensive Security, Security Awareness, Security Operations
  • Location - Europe

Segun Famisa

  • @segunfamisa
  • Topics - Android, Kotlin, Android best practices
  • Location - Düsseldorf, Germany

Alex Fefegha

  • @fxfegha
  • Topics - Digital Ethics
  • Location - London, England

Jessica Jordan

  • @jjordan_dev
  • Topics - Ember, JavaScript, Web Components
  • Location - Berlin, Germany

Willian Martins

  • @wmsbill
  • Topics - JavaScript
  • Location - Berlin, Germany

Olu Niyi-Awosusi

Tolúlọpẹ́ Ògúnrẹ̀mí

  • @tolulopero
  • Topics - Game Developement
  • Location - London, England

Tara Ojo

  • @tara_ojo
  • Topics - Growing juniors
  • Location - London, England

Sani Yusuf

  • @saniyusuf
  • Topics - Ionic, Angular, Frontend Development, UI Design, JavaScript
  • Location - London, England

Nigeria

Adewale Abati

  • @ace_kyd
  • Topics - PHP, Laravel, Javascript, Open-Source.
  • Location - Lagos, Nigeria

Ire Aderinokun

  • @ireaderinokun
  • Topics - Frontend Development, UI Design, JavaScript
  • Location - Lagos, Nigeria

Ademola Adegbuyi

  • @_ooade
  • Topics - JavaScript, React, Building Communities
  • Location - Lagos, Nigeria

Shedrack Akintayo

  • @coder_blvck
  • Topics - Reactjs, Javascript, Open Source
  • Location - Lagos, Nigeria

Wale Ayandiran

  • @walecloud
  • Topics - Cloud & DevOps, Software Engineering.
  • Location - Lagos, Nigeria

Shodipo Ayomide

  • @developerayo
  • Topics - PHP, Javascript, Open-Source, Web Performance, Building Communities.
  • Location - Lagos, Nigeria

Okanlawon Emmanuel

  • @solarsoft0
  • Topics - Laravel, JavaScript, React, React Native, Microservice, Building Communities
  • Location - Lagos, Nigeria

Neo Ighodaro

  • @neoighodaro
  • Topics - PHP, Laravel, Javascript.
  • Location - Lagos, Nigeria

Ogbunude Lemuel

  • @lemuelOgbunude
  • Topics - Android Development, Java, Kotlin, Dart
  • Location - Abuja, Nigeria

Ekwuno Obinna

  • @Obinnaspeaks
  • Topics - Documentation, Github, JavaScript, Community Advocate, Open Source
  • Location - Enugu, Nigeria

Michael Okoh

  • @trojanokoh
  • Topics - Web Development and DevOps
  • Location - Lagos, Nigeria

Prosper Otemuyiwa

  • @unicodeveloper
  • Topics - Apollo, GraphQL, Webpack, Realtime Communication, Authentication and Security, Image and Video Performance, Building Communities
  • Location - Lagos, Nigeria

Oluwatobi Oyinlola

  • @TobiOyinlola
  • Topics - IoT, Embedded Computing, Hyperloop
  • Location - Nigeria

Ada Nduka Oyom

  • @kolokodess
  • Topics - Building Communities, Developer Relations, Open Source
  • Location - Lagos, Nigeria

Christian Nwamba

  • @codebeast
  • Topics - Image & Video Performance, JavaScript, Frontend Development, Building Communities
  • Location - Lagos, Nigeria

Niger

Daouada Hamadou

  • @hamadoudao
  • Topics - Xamarin, Android, Google cloud
  • Location - Niamey, Niger

Cameroon

Farouk Sabiou

  • @sabiiou
  • Topics - Abdroid, java, Kotlin, Firebase
  • Location - Douala, Cameroon

Kenya

Juma Allan

  • @_ jumaallan
  • Topics - Android, Kotlin, Golang
  • Location - Nairobi, Kenya

Eton Otieno

  • @eton_otieno
  • Topics - Android, Kotlin
  • Location - Nairobi, Kenya

Frank Tamre

  • @tamrefrank
  • Topics - Android, Kotlin, HTML and CSS, Building Communities
  • Location - Nairobi, Kenya

Zambia

Mukuma Musenge

  • @sour_bones
  • Topics - Communitiy Advocacy, Workshops, Laravel, Lifecycle Development
  • Location - Lusaka, Zambia

Daniel Madalitso Phiri

  • @malgamves
  • Topics - JavaScript, Vue, GraphQL, Community, Git, Tech Entrepreneurship
  • Location - Lusaka, Zambia

Canada

Hassan Djirdeh

  • @djirdehh
  • Topics - Vue.js, Workshops
  • Location - Toronto, Canada

Henri Helvetica

  • @HenriHelvetica
  • Topics - Web Performance & Technologies
  • Location - Toronto, Canada

Jason Matthews

  • @frontvu
  • Topics - Javascript, React Native, A11y
  • Location - Toronto, Canada