“We are a community that helps one another, and part of that is that younger people get to see these role models: black software engineers who are getting into management, or trying to start their own companies or are becoming real experts in their technical domain,” Adeagbo says of /dev/color. “Those examples help lead someone to believe: I can do this because someone like me is doing this.”

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Black engineers join forces to boost diversity

Pinterest engineer Makinde Adeagbo started Silicon Valley nonprofit group /dev/color to give black engineers support and a voice.

Source: www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/10/07/african-americans-pinterest-engineer-makinde-adeagbo-aston-motes-silicon-valley-diversity-devcolor/73482668/

 

 

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