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The Game Devs of Color Annual Expo happens online this year 2020.

Get ready: the Game Devs of Color Expo is going fully online for 2020! Since 2016, people from around the world have gathered in Harlem, NYC to elevate the games industry. This year, things will be a little different—for the safety and health of our community, we’ll gather digitally on September 19, 2020.

The team is working to deliver the best online experience with an exciting schedule of talks and amazing games content. Stay tuned to hear about ticket sales. You can also follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram for more updates.

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Sponsor the 2020 GDoCExpo

We’re still looking for sponsors to help us keep improving our event, which has been heralded by sponsors, attendees, exhibitors, and speakers alike as one of the best events out there. If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring the 2020 Game Devs of Color Expo, please reply to this email and let us how you’d like to help!

10 skills you must learn for the COVID-19 economy.

Demand to know

The 10 items listed below are in a Medium article covering a career issue we posted on at BlackSoftware.com. Treat this list as a refresher course. Things have changed. This advice is circulating around the new COVID-19 depressed economy.

We’re living with the Internet of Things where 5G has gotten a bad rap. No US cellphone is using it in April 2020 but they will be on this 24-90 GHZ frequency soon. Verizon installs 5G for private business networks today. I know because I interviewed with the installation crew in December 2018. They were hiring to swap out routers in Massachusetts and replace them with faster ones for the coming of 5G. I did not do the gig. In December 2010, I was on the Verizon team that constructed and turned on the first 4G LTE data network for consumers in the United States. I don’t know the health deal about 5G. Is it harmful to us? Scientific studies say no it isn’t. Time will tell.

Millennial Magic

It is impressive to see Black millennials who work full time make money on the side when pursuing creative instincts. They have digital businesses selling events, baby dolls, face masks, clothing, advocacy and a whole lot of things.

Their product webpages run on Shopify, Square, WIX and WordPress code. Their PINTEREST panels speak their personality. These websites and Instagramers sell 24/7 while working their corporate 9-5s. Pop-Up event selling is a must-do. They use the channel to clear out inventory for side-income when online sales stall. Keep it going people, you’ll make it.

Here’s a list of recommended competencies the Medium article suggest we master in the age of COVID-19.

  1. Blogging
  2. Video editing
  3. Social media marketing
  4. Focus on your vision
  5. Emotional Intelligence
  6. Control mass media consumption & do less TV
  7. Connect, don’t network. Find your tribe.
  8. Show your accomplishments to the world
  9. Manage your time
  10. Buy Wall Street stock, especially when the market tanks ( our suggestion)

Source: https://medium.com/mind-cafe/the-10-most-in-demand-career-and-business-skills-for-2020-2ce4a9ca5d2e

Black Software: The Internet and Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter book note.


February 24, 2020 Update:  We revisit this subject after our post to LinkedIn. So much has changed since we wrote this document. Software for consumers is called an”app” now.  There have been more apps and enterprise software made by Blacks since we entered the market with “blackSoftware”, than ever before.  Example: the popular Calendy subscription service platform was created by a Black man. It is valued at $4B and was recently featured on MSNBC’S Squawk Box.


(May 14th, 2019 original). Through archival sources and the voices of many of those who lived and made this history, the book centralizes African Americans’ role in the Internet’s creation and evolution, illuminating both the limits and possibilities for using digital technology to push for racial justice in the United States and across the globe.

This hardcover goes behind the scenes. It exposes early adopters who helped America’s Black community use computers, network and perform community activism online.

hardcover on Amazon, $24.95: https://amzn.to/2V27fb6

new release 2019