List of Tech groups who cater or specifically includes African or Caribbean descent.
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For those who missed it, I have written up notes from my workshop at AfroTech Fest. Leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts.
Before we start,
Disclaimer — This is a list of groups who cater or specifically includes individuals from an African or Caribbean heritage who are either currently working in tech or who are interesting in tech who are mainly based in the UK.
The purpose of the workshop was to brainstorm and create a library for individuals (from an African or Caribbean heritage) who are currently working or interested in Tech.
Things that we covered during the session:
- 1: Forums / Communities that cater to individuals (from African or Caribbean descent) current working or interested in tech.
- 2: Inspirational people in tech from an African or Caribbean descent only.
- 3: Local organisations / business that support with funding / co-working space / mentoring / advice / job opportunities.
This was the result of 25 people split into 3 groups, please refer to the tweet thread for the original answers (twitter post below).
I decided to do some research and create a starting point list for individuals who want to join groups which are :
- Specifically designed to cater to individuals from African or Caribbean descent.
Or inclusive for all ( tested by me personally, attended and felt welcomed).
- Open for people who are currently working or interested in tech.
- Offers job opportunities / mentoring ( can be either for non-technical or technical roles).
Groups / Organisations / Communities
- Black Girl Gamers
The latest Tweets from Black Girl Gamers (@blackgirlgamers). Heightening Black Women’s voices in gaming. Advocates for…twitter.com
The latest Tweets from BlacksWhoDesign (@BlacksWhoDesign). A directory of inspiring Black people in the design…twitter.com
- Elpha ( includes Hustle Crew is now part of Elpha)
The latest Tweets from Elpha (@joinelpha). Where women in tech talk candidly online. San Francisco, CAtwitter.com
The latest Tweets from Legacy71 (@WeAreLegacy71). Legacy 71 is a startup ecosystem focusing on Community, Courses and…twitter.com
- PLM Academy
The latest Tweets from PLM Academy (@PLMAcademy). The People Like Me (PLM) Academy is a programme upskilling young…twitter.com
The latest Tweets from Foundervine (@foundervine). We help diverse entrepreneurs build startups from scratch. #Events…twitter.com
- Black Young Professional Network
The latest Tweets from BYP Network (@BYPNetworkApp). App that connects black talent. Worked with @Spotify @Deloitte…twitter.com
Empowering the community to fulfill its potential through increasing diversity in technology
- WCAN Network
The latest Tweets from WCAN.UK (@WCANetwork). Social enterprise connecting black women to top firms & likeminded women…twitter.com
- LBAcademy Network
The latest Tweets from LBAcademy (@LBSAcademy). LBAcademy is a UK #GrowthHub that provides #digitalskills and #talent…twitter.com
- Witty Careers
The latest Tweets from WITTY CAREERS (@wittycareers). An organisation on a mission to equip Black & Minority Ethnic…twitter.com
- Black Tech Women Organization
The latest Tweets from Black Tech Women ™ (@blacktechwomen). Leading organization for black women in technology. Insta…twitter.com
- Code Collabs Society
The latest Tweets from CODE COLLABS ⚡️ (@codecollabs). Let’s code together! Society aimed at improving and encouraging…twitter.com
- Young African Centre
The latest Tweets from Young Africa Centre (@YG_AfricaCentre). YAC is a community hub that empowers young people of…twitter.com
- Black Girls Rule
The latest Tweets from Black Girls Rule.LDN (@BGRLDN). A supportive community with the purpose to mentor, empower…twitter.com
- Coders of colour
The latest Tweets from Coders of Colour (@codersofcolour). Inspiring underrepresented teens of colour to pursue a…twitter.com
- Black Girl Book Club
The latest Tweets from Black Girls Book Club (@bg_bookclub). 📷 BG_BOOKCLUB 📩 firstname.lastname@example.org #BGBOOKCLUBPRESENTS not…twitter.com
- Black Girl Nerd
The latest Tweets from Black Girl Nerds (@BlackGirlNerds). A pop culture online publication from the lens of nerdy…twitter.com
- People Of Creativity
The latest Tweets from People of Creativity (@POCreativity). Connecting and celebrating underrepresented groups in the…twitter.com
- Black Girl Festival
The latest Tweets from Black Girl Festival (@BlackGirlFest). Celebrating Black British women past, present & future…twitter.com
- Black Girl Tech
The latest Tweets from :bgt (@blackgirltech). Providing black women the opportunity to get into coding. Follow & listen…twitter.com
- Afrotech Fest
The latest Tweets from Afrotech Fest (@afrotechfest). A tech festival by and for black people of African and Caribbean…twitter.com
The latest Tweets from UKBlackTech (@UKBlackTech). Dedicated to accelerating the growth of Black and Ethnic Minorities…twitter.com
The latest Tweets from iCANproject (@icanprojectldn). Inspiring and Empowering the young leaders of tomorrow through…twitter.com
- This is YSYS
The latest Tweets from YSYS (@ThisIsYSYS). Whether you are building the world’s next best app, or working for a…twitter.com
The latest Tweets from amaliah.com (@Amaliah_Tweets). We’re a Media Platform Amplifying the Voices of Muslim Women and…twitter.com
The latest Tweets from FoundersoftheFuture (@founders_future). Programmes, events and tools for future founders in…twitter.com
- Color in Tech Organisation
The latest Tweets from Colorintech (@Colorintechorg). Making Europe the most inclusive tech hub in the world. London…twitter.com
- Shades of Success
The latest Tweets from Shades of Success (@SoSWomen_UK). A professional development network to accelerate professional…twitter.com
- POC in Play
The latest Tweets from POC in Play (@pocinplay). Creating initiatives & events to increase the visibility &…twitter.com
The latest Tweets from Froware (@Froware_). The home of black tech professionals. London, Englandtwitter.com
The latest Tweets from Let's Get Together! (@xuntos_). We're building a community of the most bright and ambitious…twitter.com
A collection of media content available online that I personally enjoy as a techie and for my own personal growth.
- @Deborah Okenla has created an amazing list of role models in tech (female), please refer to the Coders and Techies section.
Disclaimer: Firstly, I want to point out this is not a post about how we need to encourage more black women into tech…medium.com
There so many individuals who are inspiring in tech from African and Caribbean descent, please leave comments of anyone who inspires you in this field. Please refer to my twitter post for some male role models.
A podcast by two millennials talking about all things tech, pop culture, and life.
- Why Aren’t You A Doctor Yet?
The latest Tweets from Why Aren’t You A Doctor Yet? (@whynotadoc). The podcast where science/tech journalism meets…twitter.com
- Dream Big. Hustle Hard Book by Abadesi
The millennial woman’s guide to success in tech.
Hustle Crew Diversity and Inclusion Tech Communitywww.hustlecrew.co
The series looks at the incredible women revolutionising our lives through technology.
If you think a group /organisation/community/ indiviudal is missing from this list, please just add via the comment section. Your contribution is welcomed.