Join us on Thursday, February 8th for a celebration of Black History Month and Black Tech Night’s one-year anniversary! This Black Tech Night will feature a multigenerational discussion on tech leadership, lessons learned in navigating the tech industry, and the importance of community and education in supporting future generations of Black tech talent. Open to all who identify as Black and allies.


Panel: Multigenerational Black Experiences in Tech

Trish Millines Dziko - Executive Director, Technology Access Foundation

Monique L. Thompson* - Chief of Staff, Amazon Alexa Sales & Marketing

Joshua Donaldson* - Senior Data Governance Analyst, Electronic Arts

James Miles (Moderator) - Creative Economy Manager, Seattle Office of Economic Development

*Note: Monique and Joshua are mother and son


Schedule for the Evening

5:00 - 6:00pm:  Networking, refreshments, and shopping from Black-owned vendors.

6:00 - 7:00pm:  Panel: Multigenerational Black Experiences in Tech

7:00 - 8:00pm:  More time to network, enjoy refreshments, and shop.


The Black Tech Night series is intended to create a space to gather and connect with our city's Black tech community and allies. This effort is jointly produced by the Seattle Office of Economic Development and SeaCiti in partnership with Google, Microsoft, Lyft, and F5.

Tickets: $15 per person

Location: The Vera Project, 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109 (in the Seattle Center)


Light refreshments and two drink tickets will be included with each ticket. Must be 21+ to attend. IDs will be checked.


Parking is very limited in this area due to another event nearby. Please plan accordingly and consider public transportation or rideshares, if possible. For a $5 discount on a Lyft to or from the event, use the code SEACITIBHM2024 in your Lyft app. 

For anyone facing financial limitations, email us at for a discounted ticket.






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