Tech Inclusion: Austin
March 13th, 2016

Tech Inclusion: Austin
Sunday, March 13th | 9:00am - 7:30pm
Atlassian - Austin
303 Colorado St #1600, Austin, TX 78701

Galvanize, Tech Inclusion, and the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings initiative have come together to create this unique experience of panel conversations, solo talks, and networking opportunities that break down barriers and help move the tech industry toward true inclusion.

As technology continues to affect every sector of business and innovation, there’s a growing concern for the lack of inclusion across the tech ecosystem. During this all-day event we will hear unique experiences of underrepresented people in tech, uncover important intersectionalities and explore innovative solutions to inclusion for all groups in technology.

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Schedule

  1. 9:00 - 9:45am
    Morning Mimosa Mingle
  2. 9:45 - 10:00am
    Welcome Address
  3. 10:00 - 11:00am
    LGBTQIA in Tech
  4. 11:15 - 12:15pm
    Veterans in Tech
  5. 12:15 - 1:15pm
    Lunch
  6. 1:15 - 2:15pm
    Underrepresented Minorities in Tech
  7. 2:30 - 3:30pm
    People with Disabilities in Tech
  8. 3:45 - 4:45pm
    Women in Tech
  9. 4:45 - 5:00pm
    Ageism in Tech Solo Talk
  10. 5:00 - 5:30pm
    Future of Tech Inclusion Keynote
  11. 5:30 - 7:30pm
    Tech Inclusion Happy Hour

Speakers

Future of Tech Inclusion Keynote

A solutions focused talk on the current state of tech industry, and on how policy makers, innovators, financial institutions, and media outlets are working together to make successful technology careers possible for all.

Megan Smith

Megan Smith
U.S. Chief Technology Officer at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Assistant to the President


MCs

Wayne Sutton

Wayne Sutton
Co-Founder, Tech Inclusion

Melinda Briana Epler

Melinda Briana Epler
Founder and CEO, Change Catalyst


LGBTQIA in Tech

A deep discussion about sexuality biases and barriers in tech with a broad group LGBTQIA people and allies. We’ll discuss individual experiences and real solutions to improving inclusion for all people in tech. Solo talk by Leanne Pittsford. Panel discussion moderated by Megan Rose Dickey, with panelists Maica Gil, Lori Ghezzi, Rachel Miller, Savanni D'Gerinel.

Leanne Pittsford

Leanne Pittsford
Founder, Lesbians Who Tech

Megan Rose Dickey

Megan Rose Dickey
Reporter at TechCrunch

Maica Gil

Maica Gil
Co-Organizer, San Francisco International Women Entrepreneurs Forum

Lori Ghezzi

Lori Ghezzi
Head of Learning and Development, WP Engine

Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller
Software Engineer, Asana

Savanni D'Gerinel

Savanni D'Gerinel
Platform Engineer, Curb


Veterans in Tech

A deep discussion about barriers for veterans in tech with a broad group veterans and allies. We’ll discuss individual experiences and real solutions to improving inclusion for all people in tech. Solo Talk by Phil Dillard. Panel moderated by Charlotte Creech with panelists: Nigel LeBlanc, Chris Galy, Young Bang.

Phil Dillard

Phil Dillard
CEO, Black Ant Enterprises

Charlotte Creech

Charlotte Creech
Director at Patriot Bootcamp

Nigel LeBlanc

Nigel LeBlanc
Founder/Chairman at Cyber Warrior Network

Chris Galy

Chris Galy
VP of Talent, Auction.com

Young Bang

Young Bang
VP at Booz Allen Hamilton


Underrepresented Minorities in Tech

A deep discussion about cultural, racial and ethnic barriers and biases in tech with a broad group underrepresented minorities and allies. We’ll discuss individual experiences and real solutions to improving inclusion for all people in tech. Solo Talk by Aubrey Blanche. Panel moderated by Leslie Miley with panelists: Marlon Nichols, Jesse Martinez, Gina Helfrich, Carlos R. Cobian, Karla Monterroso.

Aubrey Blanche

Aubrey Blanche
Global Diversity Lead, Atlassian

Leslie Miley

Leslie Miley
Director of Engineering, Entelo

Marlon Nichols

Marlon Nichols
General Partner, Cross Culture Ventures

Jesse Martinez

Jesse Martinez
Cofounder, Latino Startup Alliance

Gina Helfrich, Ph.D.

Gina Helfrich, Ph.D.
Co-Founder of recruitHER

Carlos R. Cobian

Carlos R. Cobian
Founder, Cobian Media

Karla Monterroso

Karla Monterroso
Vice President of Programs at CODE2040


People with Disabilities in Tech

A deep discussion about mobility, sensory, and other physical & social barriers and biases in tech with a broad group of underrepresented people with disabilities and their allies. We’ll discuss individual experiences and real solutions to improving inclusion for all people in tech. Solo Talk by Bijan Mawji. Panel moderated by Melinda Briana Epler with panelists: Steve Guengerich, Zuby Onwuta, Liz Jackson, Nick Buchanan.

Bijan Mawji

Bijan Mawji
Founder, Internuncio

Melinda Briana Epler

Melinda Briana Epler
Founder and CEO, Change Catalyst

Steve Guengerich

Steve Guengerich
Founder, Knowbility

Zuby Onwuta

Zuby Onwuta
Founder & CEO, ThinkAndZoom

Liz Jackson

Liz Jackson
Chief Advocacy Officer, Inclusive Fashion & Design Collective

Nick Buchanan

Nick Buchanan
Senior Engineer at Convo


Women in Tech

A deep discussion about gender barriers and biases in tech with a broad group of women and allies. We’ll discuss individual experiences and real solutions to improving inclusion for all people in tech. Solo Talk by Terri McCullough. Panel moderated by Terri McCullough with panelists: Rachel Williams, Isis Anchalee, Tracy Chou, Angelica Perez-Litwin.

Terri McCullough

Terri McCullough
Director, No Ceilings at Clinton Foundation

Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams
Head of Diversity, Yelp

Isis Anchalee

Isis Anchalee
Founder, #ilooklikeanengineer

Tracy Chou

Tracy Chou
Software Engineer, Pinterest

Angelica Perez-Litwin

Angelica Perez-Litwin
Founder, Latinas Think Big


Ageism in Tech Keynote

Jeff Taylor

Jeff Taylor
Targeted Sponsor Acquisition at TechCrunch

About the Organizers

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Galvanize is a tech education company that creates an easy on-ramp for anyone with the ambition and aptitude to be an entrepreneur, engineer, or data scientist. Our campuses are home to founders and students, and align work and learning by uniting education, experience, and industry under one roof. Galvanize has seven campuses around the country and an eighth opening in Phoenix Fall 2016.

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Tech Inclusion is an initiative of Change Catalyst exploring and developing innovative solutions to tech diversity and inclusion. We partner with the tech community to solve diversity and inclusion together through conferences, career fairs, strategic consulting and training. Our work spans the full tech ecosystem, including: Education, Workplace, Entrepreneurship and Policy.

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No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project is an initiative of the Clinton Foundation that aims to advance and inspire the full participation of women and girls around the world. Through a data-driven analysis on gender equality, an in-depth conversation series, innovative partnerships, and CGI commitments, No Ceilings is building an evidence-based case to chart the path forward and advance progress for women and girls in the 21st century.

Conference Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

Be excellent with each other

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

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