What we're about
The goal for the Minority Technology Mentors Initiative ("MinTechMI") is to create a dynamic community of like-minded minority technology professionals, innovators, and enthusiasts who are working with or interested in existing new and emerging technologies that would like to help mentor other minority technology professionals. We are also looking for minority technologists who would like to be mentored as well. We’re talking the whole techie gamut from bloggers, digital media specialists, community managers and web masters to web designers, social media strategists, developers, online marketing experts, recruiters, software developers, project managers, IT managers, system architects, engineers, and administrators.
And of course, the doors are wide open for those folks who are simply just passionate about all things technical.
We understand that there is huge lack of diversity in the technology community and we will do our part to address this deficiency. Black, Latinos, Native Americans and other minorities are vastly under-represented in the technology workforce.
MinTechMI will work with companies to increase their diversity outreach. We will work with mentees to help guide their technology career trajectory. We will also spread the technology gospel to communities of color to broaden career choices with the goal of setting up a minority technology pipeline from the classroom to the boardroom. MinTechMI will help pair mentors and mentees.
MinTechMI will meet regularly at least once a month for fun socializing and high-level talks on various technology topics and ways to further enhance our careers. We plan to feature educational meetups to learn the latest technical developments in a wide array of technologies. We also look forward to hosting joint events with many of the multitudes of great tech groups based in New York City and beyond.
MinTechMI also plans to participate in local startup events and help bring together New York based developers, tech entrepreneurs and venture capitalists for possible business opportunities.
We feel this will be an excellent venue to exchange ideas and talk about technology, innovation, open source, share our knowledge and experience with one another. Tell us how technology is changing the world. Any minority interested in technology mentorship or being a mentee is welcome.