Meet techfrederick Task Force member, Masai Troutman…
As techfrederick honors Black History Month, we honor the contributions of African Americans throughout history, as well as, celebrate the hometown talent within our own community.
In July of 2020, techfrederick formed a Task Force of passionate local tech leaders to address the barriers to access and advancement that our underrepresented groups are facing here in Frederick’s local tech industry. The Task Force is creating programs which will engage underrepresented youth and connect Frederick technology organizations.
Each week of Black History month we will be honoring the hard work and commitment to the Task Force while celebrating the incredible local talent and accomplishment within our area.
Take a moment to get to know Masai Troutman…
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
MASAI Technologies Corporation (MTC)
What services does your organization offer?
Over 20-years of service supporting Public Sector Government (Federal & State) agencies with Enterprise Business System Applications, Business Intelligence (Data Analytics), and Project and Process Management services.
What motivated you to join techfrederick’s Task Force?
The shared mission to increase and improve Information Technology (IT) careers, knowledge, and skills for historically underrepresented Persons of Color (I.e. African Americans, Latinx) here in Frederick County.
Name a person in history who has inspired you and why?
Frederick Douglass inspires me to value education, bring my best to the world, and to value all people. Frederick Douglass’ autobiographical writings and speeches from the 1800s, as a former slave, were eloquent, brilliant, and held accountable all Americans to live the tenants of the U.S. Constitution that all people are created equal.
Do you have a favorite book that has helped to develop your career mindset and/or leadership style?
The Book of James in the Bible, because it tells us to establish a standard of action not just theory in how we live; and it directs us to be tactful in communicating to build not destroy.
Tell us about one of your favorite Quarantine pastimes or new hobbies.
I was able to dedicate more quality relationship time with my two teenagers through activities (i.e. painting wood fences, doing nutritional challenges, learning more about Python computer language, and mastering basketball jump shots).