28 Days of Diversity

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 16, I would like to introduce to some and present to others: Wesley Faulkner

Wesley Headshot2
Website: http://wesley83.posterous.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/wesley83

Wesley’s experience spans multiple facets of the technology industry, from manufacturing to product development. His passion for technology was fostered through over thirteen years of experience in technical and customer service support, field engineering, and digital media entertainment development. Recently, Wesley has become a rising player in the social media scene; he has been a featured guest on several web media outlets such as CNET and ManiaTV. As an AMD Evangelist he assists in the development of their social media strategy and helps discover new business partnerships.

Wesley’s previous employers include: Applied Materials, Integrated Devices, and Dell. Wesley currently works at AMD as a Product Development Engineer and Evangelist.

Come back tomorrow to see who’s next on the list.

Also check out past entires on http://28daysofdiversity.com

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