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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William Roddy

Osiris Organization
Co-Founder & Executive Director
St. Paul, MN
Bill Roddy is well known in Minneapolis/St. Paul as the co-founder of Osiris Organization, a non-profit organization working with youth and adults in areas of life skills building, IT workforce development and employment, post-secondary scholarship support and entrepreneurial development.

Born in Arkansas, Bill spent his formative years with his grandparents and aunts in Chicago. He came to Minnesota in 1975 to attend the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul where he earned his BA in Business Administration/Marketing and played varsity basketball and tennis.

After graduating in 1979, he worked in the corporate sector. In 1991 he was employed as a professional tennis instructor and as the multicultural tennis director for the United States Tennis Association.

In 1997, He and his late spouse co-founded Osiris Organization out of their desire to mentor youth in the community. Osiris Organization over the years constructed over thirty-five (35) computer centers for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board public parks and the City of St. Paul Parks and Recreation. Citizens in both cities have access to open and free technology as a result of these partnerships.

Bill is also a published author of Manhood From The Hood, his memoir, recalls the no-nonsense, masculine ideals Bill learned from his grandfather.
Bill lives and works in the Twin Cities.