BlackTech Weekend is on its way to New York City! The multi-city road show, presented by Etsy, is happening Thursday May 17th through Saturday May 19th.
The goal of BlackTech Weekend is to strengthen the black tech community by presenting dynamic speakers, providing educational workshops, and highlighting vital financial resources for entrepreneurs and business owners.
Attendees of the NYC event will have the opportunity to hear from some of the top names in tech. Attendance of all three days of the conference is not mandatory and patrons can purchase tickets to their preferred events.
Each day offers something different and effective. Here’s a rundown of what guests can expect from each day:
Day 1– Black Tech @ Work, Etsy Recruiting Mixer: Participants should come prepared to make connections with their next employer. Presenting partner, Etsy, is looking to source talented Black professionals to fill their over 35 available roles during their recruiter mixer taking place at their headquarters in Brooklyn.
Day 2 – Barclays BlackTech FinTech Demo Day at Rise: Day 2 is all about highlighting Black founders who are changing the landscape of FinTech. During the first half of the day, speakers will share their insight on technology’s impact on finance, as well as some of the tech opportunities available at non- tech companies. The second half of the day will consist of FinTech demos and reviews, followed by the announcing of grant recipients.
Day 3- BlackTech Weekend NYC Summit Day: The last day of the conference is back at the Etsy Headquarters for the Summit. The day is packed with 10+ sessions and panels that cover topics ranging from Ethics in Engineering to the Future of Black Media. There is also a two-hour window built in for networking, an amazing resource and opportunity for attendees to connect with the speakers and each other.
BlackTech is a non profit and all proceeds of their events and conferences fund technology classes such as: digital literacy classes for adults, coding classes and camps for children under 14, and numerous free access opportunities for Black entrepreneurs and startup founders. You can also check out BlackTech Week to see what cities they are heading next or to purchase tickets.
Arielle Neblett is an all-star freelance writer with published work in Food Before Love and Cassius Life.