It’s real simple. Black people in tech want to know where everyone has been the last six years, and without a substantial answer, these so-called responses from community organizations look like marketing ploys.
Miami tech can’t keep leaning on one organization and act like other organizations aren’t here. The solutions have been offered to Raul Moas to make these changes last year by Digital Grass Innovation & Technology to bring attention to these differences, and he told me no. eMerge Americas hasn’t been there to support. If you go to eMerge Americas, but don’t come to BlackTech Week, but are now talking about “helping,” then that is part of the problem. When we offered a solution, we received $75k to fund it, and we had to do like 13 things and still received no support from the “community.”