Celebrating Black History Month, by recognizing 29 Innovators

Makinde Adeago

/dev/color, Founder


Makinde Adeago is a former Facebook and Dropbox engineer. At Facebook, Makinde led the performance effort to make Facebook twice as fast in 2009/2010. At Dropbox, he built and released the front end of the current website (launched in 2011) and was responsible for the Dropbox “Links” feature. He’s also a spokesperson for, which counts Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg,, and others as fellow members. Makinde is now an engineer at Pinterest and founded the non-profit organization, /dev/color, which helps to provide Black engineers with the connections and skills to start their careers and stay in tech. 

A SXSW veteran, Makinde contributed to the How to Not Hire and Retain Employees of Color panel at the 2015 SXSW Interactive Conference.

Join us March 11 to honor our final 10 Awardees.