It's no secret that the tech industry has a diversity problem. Fortunately, industry giants like Google are taking deliberate steps to remedy this issue. Now, a group of Atlanta University Center students and alumni are seizing this momentum by creating a tech and startup fair for students, tech companies, alumni, and musicians to converge and network as #TechMeetsTurnUp.
The inaugural festival, billed as Tech Groove 2017 kicks off at The Morehouse College Leadership Center in Atlanta this Friday, April 28th. The free event will feature a number of panels and workshops, touching on topics such as “Coding 101,″ "Monetizing Your Idea," and “Building Your Startup with $500.” Tech companies such as Mozilla and LinkedIn will be on deck and recruiters from Google, Amazon, Tinder and other tech companies will be scoping out talent.
Atlanta's young and multicultural demographic as well as its ranking as one of the nation's top 5 cities to launch a tech startup, makes it an ideal location for such an event. With speakers and panelists like Candace Mitchell, founder of Atlanta-based personalized hair care service, Myavana, Jasmyn Lawson culture editor for Giphy and Noirbnb co-founder Stefan Grant, the event is sure to inspire!