Leslie Miley is a Silicon Valley native who has worked in engineering leadership roles at Slack, Twitter, Apple, and Google. He got his start in technology taking apart cable tv set top boxes, moved on to building his own computers and teaching himself programming languages. He is currently working with Venture For America on a program to enable Silicon Valley tech professionals to spend a year in cities such as Baltimore, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans or Philly, working VC’s and Innovation Centers on growing their respective Tech Communities.
Research shows diverse teams perform better, yet traditional ecosystems are still homogenous and not representative of the geographic, industry sector and demographic makeup around them. Learn how to make diversity an asset in community-building and connect to the talent, capital and customers you didn’t know were in your own back yard.