By Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune
Ja’keh Clark, a software developer at Best Buy, is a key contributor to Minnesota’s emerging diversity efforts in technology.
Clark, 31, has an academic background in art and design and worked with juvenile offenders after college. Clark also liked technology and tinkering with software.
Today, Clark is a two-year digital engineer, integrating Internet of Things applications into Best Buy’s website and on mobile devices. A favorite software application Clark developed allows customers to check the website to determine how busy a store is before deciding to visit.
“I’m in the right place,” Clark said. “I really enjoy the work. And we’re involved in the People of Color Career Fair and Blacks in Technology. That’s important.