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Technologists of Color

Technologists of Color (ToC) is a organization committed to building the African American tech community in Atlanta. Our primary goal is to connect tech professionals so that they can share knowledge, resources and opportunities. We also strive to inform and educate the community to help increase African American participation in technology.

The organization was created in May of 2012 and has steadily grown to become a valued voice in the African-American technology community. ToC is fiscally sponsored by Successful Paths, Inc a 501c3 corporation.

Here's a sampling of our programs and events:

  • Code Your World - This is a series of technology workshops given in public and private settings. We have provided and/or hosted multiple programming workshops on Arduino, 3D Modeling, Mobile App Development and WebRTC technology.

  • ToC Happy Hour - ToC hosts regular Happy Hour events during which members fellowship and network. The Technologists of Color Happy Hour provides a great opportunity to meet technology professionals in a casual setting. It will also helps tech professionals get plugged in to what's happening in and around Atlanta's technology scene.

  • App Showcase - ToC hosts an event where members of the community were given an opportunity to share or "pitch" their app, website or service to the audience and receive constructive feedback.

  • Hour of Code - We used Code.org’s "Hour of Code" program to introduce over 180 students to programming at the Lindley Sixth Grade Academy during Georgia’s "Day of Code".

  • Biologue STEM Fair and Black Girls Code - As a group, ToC also provided volunteer support to the Biologue STEM Fair and helped to organize the Black Girls Code "Build a Web Page in a Day" events in Atlanta

  • Academy of Scholars - ToC provided volunteers to assist with the Academy of Scholars pilot Saturday coding classes.

Funded by Atlanta, GA (August 2017)