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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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Marquis Taylor

Detroit Worldwide
Podcast Host
Minneapolis, MN
An educator by trade, Marquis Taylor has devoted his professional career to advocating on behalf of students from marginalized and underserved backgrounds.

As a self-identified first-generation college graduate, Marquis recognizes the value of authenticity and the space needed for individuals to express themselves openly without fear of judgment.

He currently serves as an advisor and program coordinator at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities where he supports underrepresented students in STEM through various retention initiatives. He has also written for several Black-owned news publications including the Michigan Chronicle and Michigan FrontPage and is a contributing writer for the Minnesota Spokesman- Recorder where he spotlights Black-owned businesses and local performing artists.

Marquis’ commitment to authenticity and passion for interviewing has led to the creation of his podcast, Detroit Worldwide, which celebrates Detroit's rich culture and history as told through the narratives of native Detroiters across the world.

He currently holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Wayne State University (2009) and Master of Arts Degree in Higher Education from Eastern Michigan University (2013).