Who made this, and why?
We made this to help anyone in the XR community find black talent, speakers, researchers, academics, and panelists.
How was these names gathered?
The people in this directory were gathered by word-of-mouth and pre-existing groups like Oculus Launch Pad, Colors in XR, and Crux XR. It is by no means complete. If any of the names are incorrectly listed or you would like to be omitted from this list, contact us!
How can I be mindful in my approach to this community?
Thank you for your mindfulness. Keep in mind these are suggestions, not monolithic answers that we as a community feel are appropriate. Fundamentally, it's easy for black talent in tech to feel tokenized. Anything you can do to eliminate, reduce or minimize tokenism is ideal. Value talent and skill. Recognize that there are a myriad of experiences. When you are looking to hire black talent, acknowledge black excellence exists outside of the realm of diversity.
I know/am someone.
Can you include them/me?
Yes! Use this form to submit.