Finding Allies with Guest Speaker Ashe Dryden

Join us as we host Ashe Dryden, an educator for diversity, inclusiveness, and empathy, for an evening of insight into the difficult work of finding allies in the tech community. During this two hour event, Ashe will help guide us on a journey to help of find allies, peers, and supporters in tech, in addition to answering our questions about diversity, inclusiveness, and community.

Cost: $10 optional donation

Proceeds from this event are being donated to the Girl Develop It Chicago scholarship fund and to support Ashe's work in the community. The GDI Chicago scholarship fund provides access to classes for those otherwise unable to attend. 

If you or your company would like to sponsor individual attendees for this event, or contribute to the Girl Develop It Chicago scholarship fund, please contact Liz through Meetup, or email.

A limited number of scholarships are available for this event. To apply, complete this form by Sunday, March 30. Scholarship applicants will be notified by Tuesday, April 1.


About Ashe

Ashe Dryden is an indie ruby developer living in Madison, WI. She's been involved with the web in some form or another over the course of the past 13 years. Ashe is an outspoken educator for diversity, inclusiveness, and empathy. She's currently writing a book on increasing diversity within companies, as well as working on a video series and site to serve as a resource to people who want to get involved. When she isn't discussing technology or it’s intersection with culture, she's cycling, tweeting, playing board games, debating the social implications of Star Trek episodes, being that awkward girl at the party, and waiting for her next burrito fix.


About our host: Brad's Deals

Brad’s Deals is a curated guide to the best shopping deals used by over 10 million consumers. We level the playing field and reduce the noise in people’s lives to give them back time, save them money and help them to be better consumers. We’re focused on solving really cool problems, like scaling out a service that is doubling in traffic every year, building an engaged community of avid deal seekers, defining the future of retail on mobile, and processing huge amounts of data to deliver the most relevant content to the right people, in the right channel, at the right time. 

All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct.

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