Photo by Carolina Wilson.
Felecia Hatcher is co-founder of Code Fever and an organizer of Black Tech Week, which Knight Foundation supports to build Miami’s community of innovators and entrepreneurs, while fostering talent and expanding economic opportunity.
Since announcing Black Tech Week I’ve fielded a lot of questions and the two that I’ve received over and over again are: “Why Black Tech Week?” and “Why Miami?” My answer is simple: “Why not!”
When I sat down with members of our steering committee and Derick Pearson, co-founder of Code Fever, to discuss the momentum in Miami and all the various conversations about diversity and inclusion in the tech space, we realized that we’d all attended many such conferences around the world but the time was ripe for an event like this in Miami. It’s time for an event that provides a collision point between tech, innovation and culture with a real focus on Miami as a conduit to the Caribbean and African Diaspora.