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How Computer Scientist Lisa Gelobter Pioneered the Foundation For Internet Technologies

Black people in the field of tech have been way more integral than most may think. In fact, computer scientist Lisa Gelobter is one of the many modern Black tech innovators that pioneered a lot of the internet technology we use today. Lisa Gelobter — who is the current CEO and co-founder of tech-enabled platform tEQuitable — has over 25 years of experience in the tech industry. She’s the mastermind that cultivated the ascent of online video as well the brains behind software used in beloved consumer products such as Hulu and Shockwave — the 1995 essential technology that led to the development of interactive multimedia, web animation, and video games, according to her company’s website. Without Gelobter’s contribution to Shockwave, streaming and other digital privileges may not have existed. Additionally, she’s also the computer scientist who developed the animation used to create GIFs — a forever game-changer to social media apps that have integrated the multimedia practice into...

Njera Perkins

Feb 8, 2021

Thank These 4 Black Women Who Invented the Foundation For Modern-Day Entertainment

Black History Month is always a beautiful (albeit too short) celebration of Black excellence across the diaspora throughout the years. And let’s be honest, there’s a host of things that wouldn’t exist without Black women, including much of today’s modern-day entertainment. Black women, like Dr. Shirley Jackson, invented technologies that changed communication, and as a result, enhanced the way we are entertained, whether watching a basketball game on TV, streaming a movie on Hulu, or throwing a party via Zoom. Without further ado, tip your hat to these four Black women inventors who laid the groundwork for modern-day technology. Martha Jones Before we honor the women who are responsible for modern-day entertainment, we must salute Martha Jones from Amelia County, VA. According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Jones became the first Black woman to be granted a U.S. patent in May 1868. Although her invention, a cornhusker, is unrelated to entertainment, we can assume...

Niki McGloster

Feb 2, 2021

tEQuitable Fights Against Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace

It’s no secret that harassment and discrimination continue to live in the workplace. Thankfully movements like “me too” were started to bring awareness and help survivors. Then there are also companies like tEQuitable that preceded those movements while utilizing technology. “Before Weinstein and when ‘me too’ went viral, we started before that, and it really was a moment in time where enough is enough,” CEO and co-founder of tEQuitable, Lisa Gelobter, said. The technologist and computer scientist has an impressive resume, including companies like Hulu, Shockwave, BET and more, according to the company’s website. Her list of accomplishments also includes having served as the Chief Digital Officer for the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama administration. It was during her time at the White House that further expanded her view on the capabilities of technology and ultimately led her to develop tEQuitable. “It was really there that I came to understand that we truly could...

Devin Crudup

Nov 15, 2019