As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human.
As someone in the technology/web/social space, I often travel and attend various events in the industry and notice a huge lack of diversity, and when it comes to getting attention from mainstream media/tech blogs it’s almost impossible. That’s why I’m starting 28 Days of Diversity on SocialWayne.com. The goal of 28 Days of Diversity is to feature someone new everyday for the month of February for just being awesome in their own right. The list will include some of leaders in the social web space, startups, bloggers, conference organizers, IT professionals and friends not ranked in any particular order. Each post will include a picture, bio, two links from the selected person and this paragraph. So for the next 28 days, come back to visit SocialWayne.com to see who’s on the list. For day eight, I would like to introduce to some and present to others: Maurice Cherry
Maurice Cherry is a web designer whose work experience spans a number of different types of businesses, including federal government, Fortune 500 companies, and small businesses. In the past, he has worked with NASA, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, AutoTrader.com, WebMD, AT&T, and YELLOWPAGES.com – just to name a few companies. Cherry has worked as a web designer, web developer, e-mail marketing manager, web content manager, and business analyst. Currently, Cherry runs his own web design and consulting company, 3eighteen media.
Cherry holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in telecommunications management, and brings a high level of strategic expertise, future-forward creativity, and agile problem solving to his clients. Cherry also does independent consulting work, public speaking at technology conferences, and has several years of project management experience under his belt.
Cherry’s passion for technology and good design is contagious. Aside from his web design business, he is also a freelance writer on the subjects of online marketing and branding. Cherry is also the creator of the Black Weblog Awards, which has recognized the best in the Black blogosphere since 2005. Just recently, Cherry completed a position heading up the social media and web presence for the Borders for Atlanta Mayoral Campaign in Atlanta, GA.
Come back tomorrow to see who’s next on the list.