Web Developer and Founder of #BlackTechTwitter
Pariss Chandler, also known as Pariss Athena, is a front-end developer who created the hashtag and movement #BlackTechTwitter. #BlackTechTwitter is a movement bringing awareness and exposure to the Black community in the tech industry. She is also Founder of Black Tech Pipeline, a service-based platform connecting opportunity extenders with technologists in her community, and consulting services on improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Poet of Code (TEDx Talk)
I chose this video because I’m a Black woman that’s part of an industry that has a huge diversity problem, especially when it comes to Black women in the workplace. There is such a lack of representation that life changing software and products are being built without us in mind, which puts our community in danger.
Pariss’s Discussion Questions (PDF for Print)
- What does a diverse team look like to you?
- What are the dangers of algorithmic bias when teams creating these algorithms are not diverse?
- How does lack of representation affect all workplaces, especially when lack of representation is in leadership positions making the big decisions?