The Alexander

Coming from out of town? Book your hotel accommodations at our host hotel The Alexander! Nestled in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, The Alexander features outstanding business amenities, 157 stunning guest rooms, 52 extended stay suites, and an emphasis on art and design. Guests can take advantage of a fitness center, multiple restaurants, and 16,500 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space. The Alexander offers a refreshing dose of local color and flavor and promises a unique experience for passionate travelers.

Be Nimble

Be Nimble is a social enterprise that accelerates diversity and inclusion initiatives in technology. We are thought leaders who are advisors to tech companies, we create collaborative opportunities and programming, and incubate disruptive start-ups founded by diverse entrepreneurs.

What does it mean to Be Nimble?

Not tied to trends. Forecasting what’s next. Being flexible enough to know that nothing is permanent. The ability to pivot and adjust.

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Redefining
The Path To
Inclusion
A conference for thought leaders, innovators, educators, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and techies to unpack the diversity problem and create solutions to increase the number of women, minorities and members of the LGBTQ community in tech.

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2017 Schedule

Wednesday, August 2nd

7:00PM - 10:00PM
Disrupt Indy VIP Kick-Off Mixer
Invite Only
Location: Mavris Rooftop & Lawn

Thursday, August 3rd

8:00AM - 9:00AM
Registration & Breakfast
Mavris Arts & Events Center
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Vendor/Recruiter Fair Opens
Mavris Arts & Events Center
9:00AM - 10:15AM
Opening Session
Angela Smith-Jones, Deputy Mayor of Economic Development, City of Indianapolis
Mavris Arts & Events Center - 2nd Floor
10:15AM - 10:30AM
Break
10:30AM - 11:45AM
How Diversity Sparks Innovation
Speaker: Yaw Aning, Founder/CEO Sticksnleaves
Mavris Arts & Events Center - 3rd Floor
10:30AM - 11:45AM
The Importance of K-12 In the Tech Diversity Pipeline
Speaker: Karen Jung, President, Nextech
Mavris Arts & Events Center - 3rd Floor
11:45AM - 12:00PM
Break
12:00PM - 1:45PM
Lunch & Fireside Chat: Unpacking the Tech Diversity Ecosystem - A Quantitative & Program Based Approach
Speakers: Felecia Hatcher, Founder/CEO, Code Fever Miami and Black Tech Week
Fabian Elliott, Founder/CEO, Black Tech Mecca

Moderator: Kelli N. Jones, Founder/CEO Be Nimble
Mavris Arts & Events Center - 2nd Floor
2:15PM - 3:30PM
An Alternative Path to Actualization: How Coding Schools Can Solve The Workforce and Economic Development Issue
Speaker: John Qualls, Founder/CEO ElevenFiftyAcademy
Mavris Arts & Events Center - 3rd Floor
2:15PM - 3:30PM
The Rise of the Black Tech Founder
Speakers: Lawrence McGlown, Founder/CEO GetSayDo
Terrill Krigger, Co-Founder/COO eCeptacle
Robert C. Reed, President/CEO, RCR Technology, Corp.
Napiya Nubuya, Founder/CEO, The Next IT Girl
Wale Mafolasaire, Founder/CEO, Givelify

Moderator: Jeff T D Williams, Co-Founder/COO Be Nimble
Mavris Arts & Events Center - 3rd Floor
3:30PM - 4:00PM
Break
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Startup Showcase
Presented by: 1millioncups
Mavris Arts & Events Center - 2nd Floor

Friday, August 4th

8:00AM - 9:00AM
Registration & Breakfast
Mavris Arts & Events Center
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Vendor/Recruiter Fair Opens
Mavris Arts & Events Center
9:00AM - 10:15AM
The Tactics of Building a Diverse & Inclusive Tech Workforce, Presented by Quantifi
Speakers: Ade Olonoh, CEO & Founder of Jell, Executive Chairman at Formstack
Santiago Jaramillio, CEO & Founder of Emplify
Sasha Bannister, Global Recruiter at GitLab, Inc.
James Loduca, Director of Equality Programs, Salesforce

Moderator: RJ Talyor, Founder/CEO, Quantifi
Mavris Arts & Events Center - 3rd Floor
9:00AM - 10:15AM
Ignite Talks - 20 Minute Solutions To Solving The Tech Diversity Problem

Immigration & Diversity Jenifer Brown, Ice Miller

Disrupting Education Kevin Berkopes, Ph.D, Director of Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centers/Director, STEM Learning Center Development, IN LSAMP

The Salesforce Approach to Diverse Recruitment
David Dickerson, Regional Vice President, Customer Success, Salesforce

Mavris Arts & Events Center - 3rd Floor
10:15AM - 10:30AM
Break
10:30AM - 11:45AM
Indy Women in Tech Panel
Presented by Techpoint
Mavris Arts & Events Center - 3rd Floor
10:30AM - 11:45AM
20 Minute Solutions To Solving The Tech Diversity Problem
Ignite Talks
Mavris Arts & Events Center - 3rd Floor
11:45AM - 12:00PM
Break
12:00PM - 1:45PM
Closing Session - #DisruptIndy: We Are Tech, Too.
LGBTQ in Tech
Black in Tech
Latinx in Tech
Women in Tech

Mavris Arts & Events Center - 2nd Floor
1:45PM - 4:00PM
Vendor/Recruter Fair/On-site Interviews
Pre-Scheduled

Jobs & Careers

Our partners are looking for diverse candidates like you! Check out our open positions and submit your resume below to be considered for an onsite interview if you are attending the conference!

Salesforce

Lead Network Engineer - San Francisco, Herndon VA, Indianapolis IN
Platform Architect - Indianapolis IN
Senior Software Engineer - Indianapolis IN
Associate Success Manager - San Francisco

Quantifi

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