11 Things we can't wait for at #AfroTech16

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| November 04 2016,

08:00 am

Blavity's inaugural tech conference kicks off in a little under a week, and needless to say, we can't wait. Starting with startup and entrepreneurship programming on Friday, the opportunities, community and innovations to come are undeniable. If you'll be in attendance, get ready to hear from peers who are changing the game, talk to leaders who can help you achieve your goals and mingle with brands you already admire

1. Lit happy hours

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2. A Milli: Life scaling your business after raising 1M+ in funding

3. IRL: Being a digital brand and the media landscape

Hear from Everette Taylor of Skurt, Rashad Drakeford of REVOLT Media & TV, and Quinta B of Buzzfeed Video on branding yourself in the digital age. Social media has created many opportunities for people of color to build their own audiences and generate revenue - this fireside chat will be full of gems.

4. AMA with Ben Silbermann, CEO of Pinterest

5. The networking and recruiting office hours.

6. Building apps without code by Tara Reed

7. Start-up Survival: Building a Small Business from the Ground Up

8. Hack it 'Til You Make it: Acing Your Next Technical Interview

9. The Blavity Team will be there.

10. Lightning talks

11. Do you like Soulection? Well...the after party will be brought to you by Toasted Life and features 3 celebrity DJs

So, what are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below! We'll see you there.

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