For the last four years, something very special has been happening in the San Francisco Bay area in early November. Around this time, upwards of 10,000+ brown and black folks descend on the area to discuss all things engineering, technology, venture capitalism, entrepreneurship and social reform. This gathering brings the best and brightest together with technology powerhouses like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft. All with the collective mission of addressing pressing issues and offering solutions for minorities in these industries. Some have compared this event to a family reunion, historically black college/university (HBCU) homecoming, and career conference all mixed up in one, but to the wider world it is known as AfroTech.