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April 14th 2016:The Fight for Diversity: Meet Whitney O'Banner, a Black Woman Breaking the Silicon Ceiling!

When you think of tech, programmers or Silicon Valley, your first image is probably a white or Asian guy. If so, you’re not alone. Even a Black woman in tech can be stuck with that association. Whitney O’Banner has a story that speaks to the problem and the solution. A Black woman techie, Whitney is supporting other women and minorities to stick with it and break through the silicon ceiling (a relative of the glass ceiling and, yes, Beth just made that up). Whitney has her own story of discrimination, isolation and self-doubt, but more than that, she can speak to what she and others are doing

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Whitney O'Banner

Whitney O'Banner is the newly appointed Campus Director of Dev Bootcamp Austin. She oversees all aspects of the Austin campus including: admissions, curriculum, career training, partnerships, marketing and operations. Whitney joined Dev Bootcamp from Apple, where she started as a junior developer. She later traveled the country, encouraging minority students to consider careers in STEM and carving a new grad recruitment pipeline with Apple’s diversity team. Whitney has explored both traditional and slightly unconventional roles in tech, from testing the Kindle Fire at Amazon to approving apps for the iOS App Store; her team traveled the globe to launch Transit for Apple Maps in 8 countries
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