LPFI joined a roundtable discussion on August 4th at Bloomberg’s west coast tech hub with members of the CBC: Congressman G.K. Butterfield (NC); Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA); and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY) on the advancement of African Americans in technology.
Organizations represented at the table included: Bloomberg Beta, Hidden Genius Project, NCWIT, Code 2040, #YesWeCode, Google and Facebook. Participants discussed the deficiencies in tech that are driving the lack of diversity and were positioned to advise the attending CBC members on the necessary considerations as they further build out their strategy to address the problem.
A proud moment for LPFI was when second year SMASH Berkeley scholar Harrison Harvey gave a statement during the press conference. Hear what Harrison had to say: