As users navigate through the Hopin platform they can network one-on-one over live video, join breakout sessions and information groups, watch keynote presentations on stage, send chat messages, fill out polls, and explore interactive expo areas.
With Hopin’s global reach we can provide anyone with the opportunity to become early adopters and innovative leaders in their communities. Tech Fest understands that knowledge is power, and when sowed properly, it sparks the mind with ideas to create a brighter future.
Tech Fest was founded by Khalil Vinson, a CIS major and graduate of Texas State University. Khalil took notice of the unbalance of those consuming tech versus those creating it and came up with the Tech Fest platform. Our purpose is to “provide exposure to technological resources that educate and inspire the youth to effectively use technology to access, evaluate, create and communicate information to enhance their life-long learning skills for future progress” says Khalil. He believes that tech education is the integral piece to shortening the digital divide and wealth gap African Americans are facing today. When technology is used as more than just a technical tool but a pathway to knowledge, empowerment, and financial freedom we will see a huge shift in the way people look at tech.
The future for Tech Fest is bright. The launch of our first virtual event will provide great traction and exposure to our initiative and segway Tech Fest into becoming the staple tech event here in Houston. We want to make this an annual event bringing light to “Silicon Bayou” and eventually provide a great tech platform to all of Texas and beyond.