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Despite the media attention given to the diversity in tech problem, many technology practitioners don't see how a lack of diversity affects their daily lives. So, it is not surprising that they neither understand the magnitude of the problem nor how they can help fix it. However, the skills needed to debug software are directly applicable to making technology companies more inclusive and diverse.
Anjuan Simmons is a technologist with a successful track record of delivering technology solutions from the user interface to the database. He is currently a software project manager and Certified Scrum Master at a leading construction software manufacturer, and he has previously worked as an executive for Accenture, Deloitte, and Infosys. He has spoken as South by Southwest Interactive multiple times as well as local and regional technology conferences around the United States on topics such as design, Agile software development, diversity, and leadership. Anjuan has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Texas A&M University.