February 26-28, 2021

blackathon 2021

A Virtual Hackathon for the Diaspora

Welcome to the first annual Blackathon!

A THREE-day HACKATHON WITH talks, panels, and Presentations

Blackathon brings leaders in technology together from across the African diaspora TO CREATE EMANCIPATORY tECHNOLOGIES FOR AFRICAN DESCENDED PEOPLE.

The Speakers

"Hacking as AfroFuturism: Black Traditions of the Bottom-up"

"Dancing with Bytes of Code"

"The Limits of Global Inclusion in AI Development"


"Quantum Engineering the Future"


"Decolonising Computing (?)"

Marco Jacobs

Building Communities Through Tech/STEAM