nklud.work founder John William Templeton describes findings from Silicon Ceiling 15 at Cesar Chavez' home church during Silicon Valley Rising with AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Liz Farber , South Bay Labor Council director Ben Field and AFT executive vice president Mary Cathrine Ricker looking on.

@thegreatgosby thank you @blkbizmonth for speaking about the history of Black people's accomplishments in the tech field at the diversity panel #ATO2015

This summed up the overwhelmingly positive response to nKlud.work's message of data-driven equal opportunity in high technology during All Things Open in Raleigh as 700 attended our panel of nKlud.work founder John William Templeton, DeLisa Alexander, senior vice president of people at RedHat, Nithya Ruff of SanDisk and Carolyn Simard of the Klayman Institute at Stanford.  AllThingsOpen organizer Todd Lewis thanks the panel, right.


Second edition of the Journal of African-American Innovation features guest editor Mary E. Spio and an article from innovation research Dr. Daryl Williams of wethinkshift.org and the deBruce Foundation plus the saga of how Jerry Lawson invented the video game console 40 years ago.