Young Black Techies You Should Know

Black silicon valley is about to go up.


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Tristan Walker - Elite gave her son, Kai, a computer so he can go forth in his video game design career. What a special gift! Here's a short list of young Black techies to give little Kai some inspiration. The genius behind Bevel, Tristan has turned his passion for all things tech into a lucrative business that also helps communities. (Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch)


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Kathyrn Finney - Kathryn Finney is the fun, funky and big haired founder and Managing Director of digitalundivided (DID), a social enterprise that finds, supports and trains urban tech entrepreneurs.(Photo: PNP/


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Zora Ball - Nine-year-old Zora is the youngest person to create a mobile video game. The young genius used the software program Bootstrap, which is usually taught to students between the ages of 12 and 16 to help them learn concepts of algebra via video game development. Needless to say, she's well beyond her years.  (Photo: WTXF-TV/Fox 29, Fox Local News Philadelphia)


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Kelvin Doe - 17-year-old Kelvin Doe is a Sierra Leonean engineer that scours trash bins for old parts to build generators, transmitters and more. He's become the youngest person in history to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioner’s Program” at MIT. (Photo: Thinkr via Youtube)


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Mario Armstrong - He's been on NBC's TODAY Show, CNN and HLN and is an expert in technology and digital lifestyle.  (Photo: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire)


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Will Lucas - The brain behind Classana, which helps users "discover the right books, classes, organizations, events and people you should know to accomplish your career goals." (Photo: Will Lucas via Twitter)