What Do You Do When You Are Running Out Of Time? Take Action — 2018 Theme

My life has changed tremendously the last 30 days. In order; I came out about my struggle with depression, co-hosted my first tech event outside of the US with Tech Inclusion London. Melinda and traveled the UK (London, Manchester, Bath, Edinburgh Scotland,) for three weeks. I experienced Hamilton West End. Then Melinda and I got married. I have yet to grasp each experience fully. But I can say that each experience has affected my mindset to review life differently.

As another year embarks our world, the time comes again to set goals and outcomes that will lead to a better life. In [...]

How President Obama’s Timeline of Hope Inspired Me To Create An Inclusive Tech Ecosystem

During President Obama eight years of being President of the United States of America I had the opportunity to visit the White House three times. Each time was related to work I've been doing to create a diverse and inclusive tech culture. But the journey began eight years ago.

Like many African-Americans before my generation if you would have told me I would see a black president in my lifetime I would not have believed you. Growing up as a black man from a small town, Teachey, NC with a population of 200, if you would have told me I would visit the White House not once but three times [...]

2017 – Plan. Execute. Repeat!

2016 taught me that I could hope, only to be slowly crushed by a thousand paper cuts. 2016 showed me I could work towards change but continue to fill a pinch of pain constantly breaking me. Now I have a choice. I can choose to focus on the pain or can focus on healing. I choose to fight back. 2016 also showed me the pain can make me stronger.

How To Embrace Being An Introvert Entrepreneur

A term introduced by the psychologist Carl Jung to describe a person whose motives and actions are directed inward. Introverts tend to be preoccupied with their own thoughts and feelings and minimize their contact with other people.

If you were to ask me if I was an introvert vs extrovert before 2015 I would have said I'm an extrovert. I have spoken at over 100+ tech meetups, conferences and events. I've organized conferences that has 1000 plus attendees and attended large events such as SXSW and CES with over 50K attendees. I've been active on social media before it was called social [...]