Sponsors and Partners

Want to support our accelerated movement to expand diversity and inclusion within the IT industry by providing opportunities for minorities, of both  a professional and student background, to excel in their career.

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Our Current Sponsors

“Thank you for forseeing the mission of Blerds Leading Technology and supporting our cause through being our valued partner and sponsor!”

black is tech

Black is Tech: The Inaugural BLACK TECH ALABAMA™, is an interactive conference for professionals, entrepreneurs, educators, and advocates for increasing black inclusion in the tech industry. http://blackistechconference.com/


CIW: The leading vendor-neutral certification series for Information Technology (IT) within the United States, creating specific IT career paths for students and professionals of all ages https://www.ciwcertified.com/

paloalto networks

Palo Alto Networks: The global cybersecurity leader, continually delivers innovation to enable secure digital transformation—even as the pace of change is accelerating https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/


O’Reilly Books: From books to leading tech conferences to a groundbreaking online learning platform, we’ve focused on creating the best technical learning content for more than four decades. https://www.oreilly.com/


Splunk: Splunk is the world’s first Data-to-EverythingTM Platform designed to remove the barriers between data and action, so that everyone thrives in the Data Age https://www.splunk.com/

Blacks in Cybersecurity

Blacks in Cybersecurity: A meetup group and conference series to help highlight and elevate the Black community in Cybersecurity https://www.blacksincyberconf.com/

Careers By Kelli

Careers By Kelli:Aid career professionals get opportunities from recruiters and hiring managers https://www.linkedin.com/in/recruitingexpert

STEM Connect

STEM Connect purposefully integrates across disciplines and provides all the necessary resources for teachers to introduce students to STEM https://www.discoveryeducation.com/programs/stem/stem-connect/


EC-Council: Provides security awareness training for individuals with the necessary information to defend themselves and secure their organization’s assets from damage or loss https://www.eccouncil.org/


Systro Solutions

Systro Solutions: An organization design firm specializing in helping professional become purposefully profitable https://www.systro.org/

PS27 Ventures

PS27 Ventures: Invests in early-stage companies that are driving dramatic changes in high-growth markets. https://www.ps27ventures.com/