As the country prepares to recognize Juneteenth as a national holiday for the first occasion, a new era for technological diversity is emerging. Mardochee “Mardix” Macxis, a Fortune 500 Senior Software Engineer, is establishing BlackDevHub.io, the first Black social and employment matching platform based on blockchain technology.
BlackDevHub.io provides a decentralized network for Black and African American persons in technology, as well as hiring businesses looking to recruit them, to establish community, discuss employment opportunities, and develop new apps in a free environment.
BlackDevHub.io was created to address a genuine issue in the IT sector: a lack of diversity. Given a long history of concern for racial fairness and inclusion at all classes of income, Black participation in technology is still inadequate. Black individuals make approximately 3–6% of employees at top tech businesses including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter. It is not for a lack of motivation; black individuals want to work in tech, and tech businesses want to hire them. They simply do not always know where to look for each other.
“I created BlackDevHub.io to level the playing field and bridge the gap between Black talent and employers. BlackDevHub.io splits the power evenly between Black talent and the companies who want to hire them, providing opportunity-seekers a growth-minded community and hiring managers a secure, streamlined platform to list positions and connect with incredible talent they may have otherwise missed. We can’t wait to see what our users accomplish on BlackDevHub.io.”
BlackDevHub.io also makes it easy for companies who are committed to diversity to publicize their achievements. BlackDevHub.io evaluates Fortune 500 businesses for diversity in tech recruitment using their blockchain-verified Diversity Index. Community members may quickly discover and engage with companies committed to fostering higher inclusiveness thanks to business profile certification.