ToC is focused on establishing a community to support and assist in the progression of African Americans in information technology.

Tasnim Shamma a reporter with WABE describes the efforts of Technologists of Color and similar groups who are trying to boost the numbers of engaged minority tech professionals through networking. Members of the group often come up with tech solutions for communities that are being overlooked by larger tech companies.

Several entrepreneurs and technologists showcased their application, company or website to the community to get additional exposure, valuable pitch experience and constructive feedback from the audience. They gathered at Colony Square in midtown Atlanta. More than 50 people attended a showcase of mobile apps.

Among the Pitch speakers Laron Walker was slated to present innovations he is developed for Mantis. His presentation garnered the attention of WABE 90.1 FM’s Tasnim Shamma. While she reports on a range of topics she is on the pulse of STEM developments local to the Atlanta area and abroad.