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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Melvin Hillsman

Red Hat
Senior SRE, Operator Enablement
Houston, Texas
Melvin Hillsman is a Senior SRE at Red Hat. He is passionate about user and developer collaboration and cross-community interaction and communication. Prior to Red Hat he helped launch OpenLab while working closely with members of the Kubernetes, OpenStack, CNCF, CloudFoundry, AdoptOpenJDK, and OPNFV communities. Melvin enjoys online gaming, learning and reading about technology and world news, watching movies, and hanging out with his wife Angela and son Frederick in Houston, TX.