This page features panels at SXSW Interactive 2013 that will be presented within the BiT House at the Hilton-Garden Inn.

Additionally - this page includes panels that will take place outside of the BiT House that self-selected BiT as a tag, or have panelists or subject matter that we think is of particular interest to blacks in tech. If you would like to have a panel included on this page, please email the SXSW schedule page url to us at info@wearebit.com.


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Ayoka Chenzira

@Ayoka Chenzira (Ayo) is one of the first African American women to write, produce and direct a 35mm feature film, Alma’s Rainbow. Her films and digital media projects have been exhibited internationally. Ayoka is also the first African American female animator. When she's not partnering up with acclaimed best-selling author Pearl Cleage to bring her novels to the screen, in what has been dubbed The Pearl Cleage Film Project, filmmaker and professor Ayoka Chenzira is developing an innovative sci-fi multimedia (film, gaming, social media) project called HERadventure.

In addition to the HERadventure project, she is currently developing the novels of New York Times Best-selling author, Pearl Cleage for the screen. This past November, Ayoka was invited to present her work at TEDx Peachtree and at the Bronze Lens Film Festival.