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Its Our Time

ToC strives to create a cohesive and thriving community
of African Americans in technology.

Code Your World with Arduino

Interactive programming workshop for middle school students

about us

Our mission is to increase African American participation in tech in Atlanta

About ToC

All about community

Established in May of 2012, Technologists of Color is a passionate collection of professionals from the information technology arena. We understand the influence of technology on everything from the food we eat to the way we spend money. We want to make sure that African-Americans are among our nation’s technology influencers and policy decision-makers.

The community we form is committed to building the African American tech community in Atlanta. We share skills and knowledge to support and assist in the advancement of African Americans in information technology. Our primary goal is to connect tech professionals, entrepreneurs, "newbies" as well as "career changers" so that they can share knowledge,

resources and opportunities.  We strive to inform and educate the community to help increase African American participation in this rapidly growing world of technology. ToC has steadily grown to become a valued voice in the African-American technology scene – and that growth is only just beginning.

Connect

To build a strong and cohesive community of African American technologists we first bring together professionals, entrepreneurs and students alike.

Inform

In order to take advantage of the vast amount of opportunity in the technology industry, we help to make the community aware that these opportunities exist; so that it can move to meet the demand.

Teach

To help address the shortage for technology professionals, we help to create a pipeline of young technologists by training them on the technologies highest in demand.

Mobilize

We provide opportunities for technology professionals to reach back and contribute their expertise to the education of those looking to grow in the industry.

Programs

Our core programming focuses on connecting, informing and teaching.

Meetups

Meetups

Our meetups are designed to provide information on the latest trends in technology as well as to provide a forum for discussing issues as it relates to African Americans in technology fields. Join us on

ToC Happy Hour

Happy Hours

The ToC Happy Hours provide an opportunity to meet tech professionals in a casual setting. It also helps those interested in technology to get plugged in to what's happening in and around the tech scene.

Code Your World

Code Your World

Code Your World is a series of programming workshops for students from elementary to high school. The workshops cover technologies such as Arduino, Javascript, mobile and web app development.

events

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Students taught

donations

Events

Here's what we've been up to.

ToC App Showcase - Fall 2016

App
Showcase - 10.27.16

Entreprenuers present their app or startup concept and receive constructive feedback from the audience.

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Mobile Apps and App Inventor

Mobile Apps & App Inventor - 11.14.15

Students 12-16 years old learn how to create a apps using MIT’s App Inventor - a blocks-based tool used for building Android apps.

Tinkercad and Kickstarter

Tinkercad and Kickstarter - 10.10.15

Students 12-16 years old learn how to use the Tinkercad program to create 3D models of product ideas and learn how to crowdfund on Kickstarter.

AT&T WebRTC Workshop

AT&T WebRTC Workshop - 8.27.15

A hands-on coding workshop at the AT&T Foundry Innocation Center taught by AT&T’s lead architect for their WebRTC service.

Code Your World With Arduino

Code Your
World - 5.9.15

In this pilot workshop, students learned how they can use computers to interact with the physical world using the Arduino prototyping kit.

State of Black Tech - Feb 2015

State of
Black Tech - 2.26.15

A town hall-style meeting to discuss the tech landscape from the African American perspective and to explore ideas for advancement in the industry.

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App Showcase

App
Showcase

Entreprenuers present their app or startup concept and receive constructive feedback from the audience.

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ToC + BDPA Holiday Tech Social

Toc + BDPA
Holiday Tech Social

Technologists gathered to enjoy food, spirits and music as we closed out the year. This was the first joint event between ToC and BDPA.

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Georgia Day of Code

Georgia
Day Of Code

150+ sixth-graders at Lindley Sixth Grade Academy were introduced to programming using the Code.org's Hour of Code Program.

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Technology + Social Activism

Technology
and Social Activism

This town hall style event was an open discussion that focused on technology's use to support “grass-roots” efforts to change the world.

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Code Your World With Arduino

Code Your World
With Arduino

In this pilot workshop, students learned how they can use computers to interact with the physical world using the Arduino prototyping kit.

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Think Mobile

Think Mobile
by Nudaptix

Attendees learned about mobile's growth in the market and discovered the primary areas that should be evaluated before taking the leap.

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The State of IT

State
of IT

Attendees learned about mobile's growth in the market and discovered the primary areas that should be evaluated before taking the leap.

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The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup
By ThoughtWorks

Attendees learned about mobile's growth in the market and discovered the primary areas that should be evaluated before taking the leap.

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The Health IT Opportunity

The Health IT
Opportunity

Attendees learned about mobile's growth in the market and discovered the primary areas that should be evaluated before taking the leap.

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Team

The lead technologists

Marcellus Haynes - Organizer

Fearless leader / Figure head

- Marcellus Haynes, Co-Founder

Yolanda Davis - Lead Instructor

The one who really runs everything.

- Yolanda Davis, Co-Founder

Sponsors and Partners

Organizations that support us

ThoughtWorks Macy's AT&T Foundry Power My Learning ProjectLocker 5 Seasons Westside

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