Blacks In Technology


As a Black person in technology, you all too often find that you’re the only person in the room that looks like you or has shared the unique challenges you face in advancing your career or building a personal network. That’s why we founded the Nashville chapter of Blacks in Technology – to create a community of advocacy and allyship that ensures everyone in Nashville’s Black technology community can find career advice, share their experiences and be a part of a rapidly growing community that opens doors for all.

Meet Our Organizers

Holly Rachel


Lena Winfree

Vice President

Meet Our Board

Amy Henderson

President & COO of Nashville Software School

Dr. Charles Apigian

Executive Director of the Belmont Data Collaborative

Dana Ward

Vice President of Women in Technology Tennessee

Lennie Patterson

Public Policy Committee Chair

Derek Jones

Global EHS Director of Global Delivery Services at Amazon

Robert Tudor

Director, IT Partnership Solutions and Student Placement at Nashville State Community College

Sylvester Carstarphen

Vice President of Technology – Engineering at Asurion

Dr. Tamara Rogers

Associate Professor of Computer Science at Tennessee State University