#BlackMenInTech is a membership community and brainchild of with by Brian Martinez and myself. Our goal is to provide a private membership community to connect African-American men who are founders, investors, engineers, designers, developers, or working for a startup inspiring each other become successful. We started off with brunches in San Francisco and now has transformed to an online community to help grow and connect the echo-system. At the core #BlackMenInTech is committed to diversity and inclusion. We’re passionate about uplifting African-American men and other underrepresented groups by providing access, educational opportunities. – See more at: http://blackmenintech.com/#sthash.ejMdZkjw.dpuf
Today at 12pm PST / 3pm EST the #BlackMenInTech communit will host it’s frist AMA with Social Network Pioneer Omar Wasow.
Previously Omar co-founded BlackPlanet.com in 1999 and sold it in April 2008 for $38MM by Radio One.
Currently Omar is is the Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton with a PhD in African American Studies, an MA in Government and an MA in Statistics from Harvard University.
In 1995, Wasow was proclaimed by Newsweek as one of the “fifty most influential people to watch in cyberspace.” Around 1999 or 2000, Wasow introduced Oprah Winfrey to electronic mail in a series of 12 appearances on her television show.
In 2003, Wasow appeared in an Apple, Inc advertisement discussing their latest operating system at the time Mac OS X Panther.
In 2010 Wasow appeared as a guest on Stephen Colbert’s show as a guest to explain cyberwar.
You can read more about Omar here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Wasow
If you’re interested in joining the #BlackMenInTech Community you can apply at BlackMenInTech.com