How a Kentucky tech partnership is creating new job opportunities in ‘Silicon Holler’
Before Ankur Gopal’s grandmother passed away, he taught her how to use a smartphone. “I realized she felt unaware of technology and had kind of kept quiet about it,” he says. But when she got a grasp on it, she immediately felt empowered. “It’s one of the most rewarding things you can do because you’ve basically taught someone how to be relevant in today’s economy that may have had a tough time doing it othe...
Information is power, and lack of access to it can keep people and communities vulnerable. Breaking these barriers is where communications designer Jessica Bellamy, founder of the Louisville, Kentucky-based Grassroots Information Design Studio (GRIDS), has found her calling.
She turned to Twitter and Slack to build the community she couldn’t find in Charlotte at the time. “I’ve found a good four or five Slack groups of either women startups, black people in tech, you name it.” Community in place, Colorstock launched in August 2015 with a catalog that reflected our world as it really is, populated with diverse people of all races.