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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Ayori Selassie

@Ayori Selassie (Product Manager, salesforce.com | Founder, Intuitive Interactive | Founder/Exec Director, Pitch Mixer)
, Self taught developer since age 11 and first founder at age 16, Ayori spent the last 5 years at salesforce.com building business solutions for Human Resources and Customer Support Divisions, she also runs the Black Employee Network affinity group there. Her passion for startups led her to start Pitch Mixer Entrepreneur Forum, which is a non-profit program to develop startup ecosystems in underserved communities such as her hometown, Oakland, CA. She runs social media outreach for the Anita Borg Institute’s Black Women in Computing community which encourages women and girls to pursue studies in technology. Ayori mentored for TechWomen (U.S. Department of State initiative) and The Hidden Genius Project (which provides black boys with knowledge, skills and support to create technical jobs in the 21st century). Ayori is passionate about faith, education, mentoring and making the world a better place through communities of practice, friendship and love. Ayori's latest passion inspired by her 7 year old daughter is designing video games for children.