Kaya Thomas

Kaya Thomas

Kaya is a full time iOS engineer at Slack. She graduated in June 2017 from Dartmouth College with a degree in Computer Science. She started iOS development in 2014 and was a software engineering intern at Time Inc, Intuit and Apple. In the summer of 2014, she launched We Read Too, a book resource app that features titles written by authors of color. During the summer of 2015 and 2016, she was a CODE2040 Fellow. She also writes and has bylines in TechCrunch, Model View Culture, and Fusion. For her work, she has been awarded by various orgs: Glamour Magazine, Black Girls Rock!, and The Root.

The Latest from Kaya Thomas

Student founder turns down Microsoft and Google to build Bae, an app for black singles

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Women’s Freedom Conference Amplifies The Voices Of Women Of Color

The Women’s Freedom Conference¬†made history this past Sunday as the first all-digital, highly accessible conference organized by all women of color. The creator of the conference,¬†Feminista Jo

Pinterest Engineer Launches /dev/color To Support Communities of Black Engineers

Black students are earning four percent of computer science Bachelor degrees but make up less than two percent of the tech industry, according to the Computer Research Association and company reports.

#IStandWithAhmed Garners Support from Silicon Valley

Ahmed Mohammed, a 14-year-old who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, has gotten the attention of Silicon Valley. After news about the arrest spread, the #IStandWithAhmed hashtag

Blavity Hopes To Be The Digital Voice of Black Millennials

Millennials are the most diverse generation in history. According to the White House Millennial Report, 40 percent of millennials are people of color. Blavity, a media startup founded by Morgan Debaun

MyTransHealth Will Launch This Fall To Help Transgender People Access Safe And Inclusive Healthcare

One in four transgender people delay seeking healthcare due to discrimination, according to the National Center of Transgender Equality. A startup called MyTransHealth aims to address this with a webs

Dear Investors, Fund More Underrepresented Founders In Tech

If the future of the tech industry is to be a culture of inclusion and diversity, then women founders and founders of color need funding. Although Google, Twitter, Pandora, Facebook and other tech com