Morgan Blackett - Marketing Strategist
13 Feb 2023
Technology has made it possible for us to make things that seem impossible, possible. It has made it possible for Konabos to exist. As a fully remote company, we would not be able to provide value to our clients in the ways that we do. This Black History month we celebrate the trailblazers who contributed to creating this world that we live in.
Dr. Mark E. Dean is an African American computer engineer and inventor. He was a chief engineer at IBM and was instrumental in the development of the first personal computer, the IBM PC. He holds several patents, including those for the ISA bus and color PC monitor. He has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to the field of computer technology.
Janet E. Bashen is an African American businesswoman and inventor. She is the CEO of Bashen Corporation and is best known for her patent for a software system that helps organizations manage affirmative action compliance. She has received several awards and recognition for her contributions to the field of affirmative action compliance technology.
Garret A. Morgan was an African American inventor and businessman. He is best known for inventing the traffic signal, a device that revolutionized the way roads are controlled and made travel safer. He also invented the gas mask, a device used by firefighters and rescue workers to protect themselves from toxic fumes.
Valarie Thomas is an African American inventor and engineer. She is best known for her work on creating a device called the Illusion Transmitter, which was designed to create the illusion of three-dimensional objects. She is considered a pioneer in the field of virtual reality and has received several awards and recognition for her contributions.
Dr. James E. West is an African American inventor and acoustician. He is best known for his work in developing the electret microphone, which is widely used in many modern devices, such as phones and computers. It is said that 90% of microphones today use his technology. He has received several awards and recognition for his contributions to the field of microphone technology.
This is only a handful of the multitude of Black technologists that have made it their life's work to make our lives better. Let us continue to support the Black technologist of today, those in our schools, workplaces, and communities to help build the technology of tomorrow.