Volume 02 | May 2020
Monthly Events News & Updates
Chapter Notes
I am excited to announce that Blacks In Technology, Inc. has recently restructured our 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We are now a member driven organization governed by a board of directors with chapters throughout the US. Formal membership options are now available. Become an official BIT NYC member for access to exclusive events, promotions, and professional development opportunities.

Additionally, BIT NYC has collaborated with Microsoft to leverage their Microsoft Reactor event space in Manhattan. We look forward to hosting in person events once social distance measures are no longer required.

Lastly, I encourage you to help us get the word out. Share our group with your friends and ERGs. Let me know the types of events you would like to see. Since we're all limited physically, let's be productive virtually.


Dennis Schultz, BIT NYC President, BIT National Board Member

Upcoming Events | May 2020
Current & Future State of XR
May 13, 2020
6:30 - 7:30 PM EST
Zoom Webinar
Explore with Christopher Lafayette as he gives us insight into the future and current state of extended reality and emergent technologies.

For additional information visit:
Unicorn Recruiter AMA
May 21, 2020
6:30 - 7:30 PM EST
Zoom Webinar
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear and ask questions of company recruiters from Dropbox , Facebook , and Twitter . Join Blacks in Technology as we ask questions regarding hiring freezes, company priorities, and tips for landing a job during this uncertain time.

F or additional information visit:
Startup Capital 101:
Navigating COVID-19
May 26, 2020
6:30 - 7:30 PM EST
Zoom Webinar
Our panel if experts from Shark Tank , AWSM , and Republic (pending), will provide essential tips on raising capital, pivoting your business model, and if you're interested, what it takes to land a spot on the hit show Shark Tank. If you are a startup founder in the Angel or Seed stages of funding, you can't afford to miss this discussion.
Pending Events for June

Personal IT Security Best Practices
Stephen Davis, CISO, Macmillan Publishers

How & Why to Start a Career in Cybersecurity
Stephen Davis, CISO, Macmillan Publishers

Beats, Rhymes, and Tech: The Crossroads Between Hip-Hop and Technology
Chuck Creekmur, Co-Founder and CEO, AllHipHop.com
Shawn "Mims", Former Rapper (Mims) and Founder of the Cre8or app
Eddie "F" Ferrell, Former DJ (Heavy D and The Boyz) Founder of EDF Development
Connect With Us
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If you aren't able to join our webinars live, we've converted them to audio for podcast playback.

The BIT NYC podcast is currently available on Spotify, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Anchor.

Join Our Team
The BIT NYC doors are open. If you would like to donate your time and expertise, we would love to speak with you. BIT NYCwould like help in the following areas:

  • Event Coordination
  • Marketing & Promotions
  • Public Relations
  • Corporate Sponsorships
  • Member Outreach
  • University Ambassadors
  • Social Media Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Editing & Motion Graphics

Interested volunteers, please contact us: info@bitnyc.org