Professional Development Speakers

Dr. Jamika D. Burge

Dr. Jamika D. Burge is part of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Design team that supports the conversational agent, Eno, at Capital One.  In her role, she serves as Dean of Eno University, a professional development program supporting Capital One’s conversational AI at-scale.  Prior to joining Capital One, she served as a tech consultant to DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, in the Information Innovation Office. She provided technical and management consult for innovative DARPA programs which were funded at over $70 million.

Jamika is also Founder and Principal of Design & Technology Concepts, LLC, a tech consultancy that focuses on computer science education & research and inclusive design. She is an authority in research and programming that investigates the intersectionality of black women and girls in computing, which led her to co-found blackcomputeHER.org (pronounced “black computer”), an organization dedicated to supporting computational and design thinking and workforce development for black women and girls.  She has consulted for Google, the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), and the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U).

Jamika holds a doctorate in computer science and applications from Virginia Tech.  She and her work have been featured in the New York Times and ComputerWorld, and in 2016, she was recognized by HackBright Academy as a Top Tech Leader to Watch. 

Through additional scholarship, Jamika serves as co-PI for the NSF-funded Building Student Retention through Individuated Guided coHort Training in CS (BRIGHT-CS) project, which is developing a CS ecosystem for girls of color in the New York City and Northern Virginia metro areas.  She is also co-PI for Girls Rock TECH!, which, in partnership with Black Girls ROCK!, is developing a leadership curriculum that combines computational thinking with a powerful cultural and gender empowerment model for middle and high school girls.