Saturday, March 11, 2017

DLL Storify of #SXSW2017 Panel with Kimberly Bryant, Kathryn Finney, and Bret Perkins -- Saturday 3/11/17

Last update: Saturday 3/11/17

Three distinguished panelists -- Kimberly Bryant (Founder/CEO, Black Girls Code), Kathryn Finney (Founder/CEO, digital undivided), and Bret Perkins (VP External/Government Affairs, Comcast) -- discussed "Inclusion and the Digital Neighborhood"  

The premise of their discussion was as follows:
"When it comes to the benefits of the surging tech revolution, America today resembles an urban neighborhood in the throes of gentrification, a welcoming neighborhood for the educated, tech savvy and relatively affluent. But a neighborhood where the poor and less educated are being displaced. 
Panelists will discuss how innovation can be paired with inclusion; current efforts to jumpstart the next generation of minority Technologists; and the tools available to help black and brown entrepreneurs succeed."
More information about each of the panelists can be found on pages linked to the discussion's event page.

Below find the DLL Storify of tweets that were generated by panelists and members of the audience who used hashtags = @digundiv, @blackgirlscode, and other relevant hashtags that emerged in the course of the discussion. As usual, this DLL Storify is merely a "firehose" draft, i.e., it includes all tweets in chronological order  without comment or classification ... Storyfies of other #DiversityInTech events are listed in the DLL Archives 

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