About this project

Blacks Who Engineer is a Twitter directory of accomplished Black folks in the tech industry. It aims to help people find notable and relevant voices to follow on Twitter by parsing Twitter bios for popular keywords.

Here are some things Blacks Who Engineer can help you with:

If you're a hiring manager, use this project to find candidates.

Examine the diversity of senior engineers and leaders in your organization. Are Black folks, especially Black women, equally represented? Promote and give growth opportunities to Black engineers.

If you're organizing a conference, use this project to find speakers.

Ensure that Black folks have prominent speaking slots. Are Black women equally represented? Consider reaching out to Black folks who have never given a talk before.

If you have a podcast, use this project to find new guests.

Be mindful of interruptions and ensure that your guests get equal speaking time. Are Black women equally represented? Consider inviting Black folks who don't already have an audience.

Further reading

For becoming a better ally – to women, people of color, LGBTQ, disabled, ESL or any other marginalized group.

Opt out

If you've been featured in the directory and you'd rather not be, please send a DM to @BlacksWhoEng on Twitter and you will be removed.

Adinkra

The Blacks Who Engineer logo incorporates 8-bit adaptations of Adinkra symbols—if you're not already familiar with the symbols, here are some resources we found valuable:

Special thanks

We couldn't have built this site alone—we have the following folks to thank:

Note

This project is in a work-in-progress. If you have a suggestion or find a bug, please let me know.

—Christian Lowe (@deeblekpantha)