The Inaugural Blacks in Technology Conference, instantly tagged as BITCON2018, is a 3-day interactive platform for professionals, entrepreneurs, influencers, subject matter experts, students, and thought leaders who share a common goal... increasing the visibility and representation of black men and women in the tech industry.  As we seek to further our mission of establishing a practice of world class excellence, BIT has crafted a stimulating and engaging program that intertwines and encompasses the Twin Cities educational, business, political and tech communities. Utilizing forums such as tech exhibits, career fairs, pitch competitions, networking parties, city innovation tours, lightning talks, and panel discussions, BIT invites you to redefine your career in tech…
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Saturday, October 13 • 5:30pm - 10:00pm
BITCON Gaming and VR Lounge

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Remember the friendship ending joy you felt of launching a blue shell?  Remember finally fireballing M. Bison to death?  Dust off that controller and flex your video game prowess at the BiT Barcade at Finnegans!  Show off your speed in Mario Kart, your moves in Super Smash Bros, combos in Street Fighter and building skills in Fortnite. It's all the fun you remember as a child, plus beer!  DJ Mickey Breeze spins old school tracks for you to dominate the competition.

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Christian Bishop

CEO, GG Media Network
Christian Bishop, is the Chief Executive Officer of GG Media Network. A former telecommunications consultant, Christian used his passion for gaming, esports and technology to launch GG Media Network, a global esports and gaming production company based in Los Angeles, CA.In 2017... Read More →
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DJ Mickey Breeze

Though he is just 17 years old, DJ Mickey Breeze already has over 10 years of musical experience under his belt. He started playing instruments at age 5 and has experience in playing trumpet, drums, piano, violin and cello. At age 8 he began producing music electronically, and by... Read More →

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Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services
We Power Tech is the AWS diversity and inclusion outreach program aimed to increase the number of AWS technologists from underrepresented groups. The program works with diversity focused organizations and spans K-12 to working professionals globally ensuring there is a pipeline of... Read More →
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Thunder Gaming

Thunder Gaming Esports Center is a high-production gaming and esports venue located in Long Beach, California. The highly customizable center houses over 16,000 square feet of space, broadcast facilities, a player lounge, production offices, and more. Several esports events have been... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 5:30pm - 10:00pm CDT
Impact Hub & Finnovation Lab 250 3rd Ave N Ste 550, Minneapolis, MN 55401