2023 Schedule

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Wednesday, Sep 20
5:00pm — 7:00pm
Museum for Black Girls
141 attending

Black Tech Denver Panel & Happy Hour

WELCOME TO Black Tech Denver! We are happy to have you here to provide support, resources and networking opportunities with other Black and POC folks in the local Denver tech space.

We will kick of this session with a panel of experts talking about the current state of tech and diversity, how hiring managers can support diverse candidates, how companies can retain diverse talent, how to navigate as a Black and POC in tech and how allies can support. After the panel, we will have light refreshments for a networking happy hour!

Black Tech Denver exists to bring Black people, People of Color, and other underrepresented (LGBTQ+, neurodiverse, etc) communities in tech together to share our tech learning and career journeys, network and hang out with likeminded people in the Denver Colorado tech industry. Allies welcome!

Meet Your Speakers:

Justin Conaway (he/him/his) has over 8 years of technical recruiting experience supporting start-ups, government agencies, to Google and Amazon. He has recently started a consulting company, Tenured, to help companies find their people, grow their people, and keep their people. On the personal side, Justin is a father of two girls, husband, super volunteer at church, and a gamer. He is currently studying for his SHRM CP, and is reading book on introverts in the workplace.

Deidra Smith (she/her/hers) has over 5 years of experience working with marginalized communities to provide meaningful resources aimed at empowering individuals. Deidra transitioned from the criminal justice industry to tech and intends on cultivating relationships amongst businesses, employers, and community entities to support Colorado’s workforce and our evolving tech economy.

Guy Rivers (he/him/his) is a Strategic Projects Sourcer at Accenture, where he is passionate about increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in tech. Guy’s also a proud trans man who enjoys helping organizations have courageous conversations about gender. Outside of work, he enjoys a Lego sets and spending time with his five-year-old pup named Aiko.


Check out our other events and get connected here: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14203261/

Thank you to Museum for Black Girls for hosting our panel and networking session: https://www.themuseumforblackgirls.com/

Janackeh Blackwell
Deidra Smith
Guy Rivers