Emerging Technologists of Wilmington

Woman with laptop

Do you know the next future technology influencer? If you live or work in Wilmington, DE odds are- you might! Technical.ly just released a list of the top eleven up-and-coming technologists in Delaware and over half of the list lives or works in Wilmington, DE. Four of the eight featured are graduates of Zip Code Wilmington, a nationally-recognized coding school in Wilmington, and one of the first nonprofit coding schools in the country.

Summarized from the full article of Technical.ly Delaware.

Topping the list is Jocelyn Harper, a software engineer at Capital One, the local chapter lead for Girl Develop It and a graduate of Zip Code Wilmington.

Jocelyn Harper

Jocelyn Harper. (Courtesy photo)

Jocelyn Harper. (Courtesy photo)

Harper is a software engineer at Capital One, the local chapter lead for Girl Develop It and a graduate of Zip Code Wilmington.

“I love being a software engineer, but because of that, I am hyper aware of the position that I have as a black woman in the tech space. I am vocal about diversity, inclusion, and the path to harmony between the two. The future of techs of color does not only rely on the underprivileged, but also with our counterparts in positions to acknowledge, speak up, and to stimulate sustainable change.”

Deborah Olatunji

Deborah Olatunji. (Courtesy photo)

Deborah Olatunji. (Courtesy photo)

Olatunji (Miracle’s sister) is the founder of the Student Leadership Initiative Program, a board member of GripTape, an emerging photographer and a junior at the Charter School of Wilmington.

“The world of tech has always been a marvel to me as a student; through this vastly expanding platform, I have interacted with photography, advocacy, education, and leadership. The ability to teach these skills and to continue to pass them along to other generations is what will further propel the field of technological innovation.”

Dorcas Olatunji

Dorcas Olatunji. (Courtesy photo)

Dorcas Olatunji. (Courtesy photo)

Olatunji (Deborah’s sister) is the founder of a new carpooling app for high-school communities called A.C.T. (Actively Commuting Together). She’s currently a junior at the Charter School of Wilmington.

“I have drawn a lot of inspiration from the Wilmington tech community. I believe that experimental learning is very important, as well as networking and tapping into available resources, in every aspect of life. I aspire to call myself a developer in the next six months to a year.”

Adrian Toscano

Adrian Toscano. (Courtesy photo)

Adrian Toscano. (Courtesy photo)

Toscano is a Chromebook tech for Red Clay Consolidated School District.

“I got into tech through a program called ITWorks, and I got into tech knowing that the future of tech is always evolving and soon technology will be helping the community in little things.”

Other notable people on the list are Markevis Gideon, the managing director of computer-repair service NERDiT NOW, Tennessee G. Gibbs II, and April Rivera a software developer for JPMorgan Chase in Wilmington. All of which are alumni of Zip Code Wilmington.





  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *


You May Also Like

Colonial Parking President Wins Highest Industry Honor

Jed Hatfield, President of Colonial Parking, was honored with the Brett Harwood Leadership & ...

New Personnel Means New Direction for DCAD

New personnel in several key positions are leading the Delaware College of Art and ...

The 25 best cities to get a business bankrolled

Credit, not venture equity, is the most important form of capital for most entrepreneurs. ...

Wilmington Restaurant Week

From April 3-8, Wilmington’s premier restaurateurs invite you to select from 14 restaurants that offer everything ...

Wilmington Police Officers Surprise 11 Year Old’s Birthday With 76ers Tickets

Jarrell Turner, a 11-year-old boy had a birthday surprise Thursday morning outside his Hilltop home by ...

Delaware Charity Challenge Raises Over $23,000 for Local Nonprofits

Innovincent, a Wilmington based consulting firm that specializes in helping nonprofits with strategic planning ...

Copyright © 2019 WilmToday.com
Designed and Developed in Partnership with
Tapp Network - Mission-driven Marketing & Technology
Located in Wilmington, DE