Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month: Three Innovators Transforming the Tech Industry

Welcome to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Each May, we acknowledge the accomplishments and celebrate the contributions of the AAPI community in the United States.

Why celebrate AAPI heritage in May? The month was chosen in conjunction with the arrival of the first known Japanese immigrant to the U.S. in May 1843, and to honor the completion of the transcontinental railroad in May 1869, which was finished with the help of up to 20,000 workers from China.

To commemorate AAPI Heritage Month, CompTIA’s Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Community plans to use AAPI Heritage Month as a platform to highlight the extraordinary technological innovations that come from the AAPI community. Our goal is to shine a spotlight on several individuals who have demonstrated long and successful careers in technology and to encourage others to pursue careers in the tech industry. With that in mind, here are three individuals that have inspired me in my career:

Ajay Bhatt, Universal Serial Bus (USB) Technology

If you’ve plugged in a mouse, a phone charger or a portable data storage drive in the last decade, you’re probably familiar with universal serial bus (USB) technology. But did you know that USB technology

Read More: http://connect.comptia.org/blog/celebrating-aapi-heritage-month-three-innovators-transforming-the-tech-industry