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Black Tech PGH

Kelauni Cook moved to Pittsburgh to attend a coding boot camp hosted by Academy PGH. As a black woman in tech she was looking for an opportunity to tell her story and find more individuals like herself in the Pittsburgh area. Inclusive Innovation Week provided the platform and the timeline to host an event and on April 1st, 2017 Kelauni Cook hosted, “Where’s Black Tech in PGH?” The event received tremendous response and facilitated essential conversations with over 80 individuals including council members and influential leaders across Pittsburgh. Since the event Kelauni has launched the organization, Black Tech Nation, and has been invited to speak in council chambers to further the agenda and discuss the next steps necessary for Pittsburgh to welcome and celebrate black technologists.

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