Orlando, Fla. (Black PR Wire) – Blacks In Technology, LLC and the Blacks In Technology Foundation (BIT) are hosting BITCON 2022, their 4th annual conference for Black IT professionals, entrepreneurs, gamers, and Afrofuturists. Hundreds will descend on Disney World, Oct. 26-28.

The in-person conference will feature global brands, world-class speakers and business leaders.

The 50-plus speaker lineup will be led by writer, activist, comedian and techie, Baratunde Thurston, author of the New York Times bestseller “How To Be Black,” host of the Lenovo Late Night I.T. television series and PBS’s America Outdoors.


“This year we will emphasize three pillars: meaningful networking, career advancement, and actionable learning, said Dennis Schultz, Blacks In Technology Foundation executive director. “I want every attendee to walk away with knowledge they can immediately apply … and have fun in the process.”

“After 2 years of not having in person events, I am extremely excited that this year’s BITCON will be a hybrid conference,” said Greg Greenlee, founder of Blacks In Technology. “There is no replacement for the in-person engagement experience and BITCON has always been the perfect safe space for our community to interact.”


This year BIT anticipates over 1,000 attendees. Onsite, there will be dozens of workshops, training sessions, technology demos, leadership conversations, and technical talks for beginners and experts alike. Topics and tracks include Web 3, cryptocurrency, NFTs, metaverse, AI & ML, gaming & esports, cloud/DevOps, cybersecurity, data science, social responsibility, government policy, career development, entrepreneurship, and professional storytelling.

Additionally, attendees can participate in one of the largest in person career fairs for diverse tech talent, join a gaming tournament with a $5,000 grand prize, or enter a startup pitch competition with $10,000 in non-dilutive funding.

“Conferences like BITCON are important for those marginalized and underestimated in tech,” said author, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and BITCON 2022 speaker Arlan Hamilton. “If we aren’t invited to have a seat at the table, we need to build our own tables.”

“I support BITCON and the BIT community because it’s the support network that I didn’t have when I was coming up,” added multiple BITCON attendee and Agile Coach, Alex Bernardin.

Blacks In Technology, a community of people of African descent in the technology industry, is “Stomping the Divide” by establishing a blueprint of world-class technical excellence and innovation, providing resources, guidance, networking, and opportunities for members to share their expertise and advance their careers.

Sponsors include Google, Disney, Northwestern Mutual, Bridgewater Consulting, Ally Bank, Block, TIAA, CapTech Ventures, Red Ventures, Intuit, ADP, Spotify, and many more.

Visit bitcon.blacksintechnology.net.