Welcome to The Searchlights Project. This project has been a long way in the making. We wanted to tell you a bit more about why we created this site and what we are trying to do with it.
We created The Searchlights Project as a way to highlight some people of color who we think are doing amazing work but are not getting sufficient media coverage. While there are some people who have moved the ball forward by creating lists of influential people, we feel like there is more that can be done. We wanted to make sure that we shine the light on folks who are doing really interesting works but are not getting noticed, covered, or lauded for their achievements.
We are all for people who are out there trying to evangelize a more inclusive tech community. But we think part of making tech feel more inclusive is creating a site and a forum for giving more of the backstory about how people got into tech and what they overcame to get to where they are. We hope you enjoy the interviews we publish here.