JUNE 29 - JULY 1

Join Black Techies from across the Gulf Coast Region for 3 days of talks, fireside chats and meetups. The place where tech, art, and culture come together.  Explore Possibilities!


Meetups that bring Black Tech professionals together for learning, inspiration and capacity building.

Advocacy efforts that raise awareness around inclusion, access, and equity in the tech industry.

Information about jobs, resources, and tools to take your tech to the next level.

Support the growing tech ecosystem where everyone is valued, engaged, and empowered.

Delgado Community College is now offering a new suite of internet technology courses to provide New Orleans residents with the necessary skills to enter or advance their careers within the technology workforce. Learn More

I pray you are all well as we try to find a new normal during this global pandemic. I write to you today from my home, recovering from presumptive COVID-19. 

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A Scrum Master is like a facilitator, the point person, that communicates between teams to ensure projects stay on track.  A Scrum Master must be a good lister, strong communicator, organized, a problem solver, and work well with others. 

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Get tips on how to make the switch to tech! Read More

AxoSim, Cadex Genomics, and Obatala Sciences are expected to bring 200 jobs to New Orleans.  Companies will offer programs to keep local talent in our city by offering job training opportunities in medical technology and clinical laboratory sciences.  A special congratulations to NOLA Tech 30 Alum, Trivia Fraizier, Founder of Obatala Sciences, on raising 4 million in funding! Read More

NEW ORLEANS – As the founder of NOLAVATE Black, the New Orleans Black Tech Collective, Sabrina Short strives to create diversity and equity in the local technology industry, while also fostering a safe environment where creatives of color can collaborate and thrive. Read More


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Our mission

NOLAVATE Black offers a safe place for professionals and entrepreneurs to build collective capacity and economic sustainability in the Greater New Orleans Region.

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Sabrina N. Short

Founder & Director


"NOLAVATE Black has created something very special. I have been able to connect with other techies in my industry and have conversations I never would have had anywhere else."
Paul Saiedi, Global Head of Inclusion
Unity Technologies