Meet Byron Fields

By: Shelby Hobbs
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Byron Fields is a recent graduate of Florida A&M University with a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems. In addition to his enthusiasm in the classroom and interest for outreach with the Florida IT Career Alliance, Byron has been involved in other activities that promote IT. While at FAMU he was an active member in multiple organizations including Students and Technology in Academia, Research, and Service (STARS) Alliance, Computer and Information Sciences Mentoring Organization (CISMO), Association for Computing Machinery, the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP), and most recently a student ambassador for the Florida IT Alliance. He also has experience being a Learning Assistant as a C++ tutor for Florida A&M University. Byron has a passion for reaching out to community youth and sharing his love for technology.

IMG_9715Byron became a student ambassador with FITC at the beginning of 2015. He joined as an ambassador because he saw it as an opportunity to refine himself and his skill set. He recognizes the importance of reaching out to students and promoting technology education. “Technology is rapidly becoming the basis for many of life’s everyday functions,” stated Byron.

Byron is currently a software developer at General Motors in Atlanta, Georgia. His career goal is to “create something that is never forgotten.” To learn more about Byron, connect with him on LinkedIn.

Major: Information Systems
Graduation: Spring 2015
High School: Pine Forest High School

FITC Student Ambassadors make up a team of dedicated and knowledgeable students both at FSU and FAMU. These students travel across the Florida Panhandle to promote information technology, computer science, and computer engineering to high schools. Ambassadors are responsible for activities such as running coding camps, assisting in technology clubs, or hosting college tours. For more information on FITC Ambassadors, visit the Ambassador page.

The Florida IT Career Alliance is an initiative funded by the Florida Board of Governors which aims to recruit, retain, and employ Florida's next generation technology workforce. FITC promotes information technology, computer science, and computer engineering to local high schools and college students across Florida. Connect with FITC on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.