What we're about

Looking to develop your technical skills? Want to share your skills with others? Interested in learning things with like-minded people in a relaxed, fun environment? Come join us!

Inclusive Tech Hub Boston (ITH) is committed to creating a safe space for women and non-binary people, people of color, and anyone who has felt left out of "traditional" tech spaces to come and learn tech skills together. We aim to bring everyone into technology, while especially helping to lift up marginalized communities. We seek to normalize non-white, non-cisgender, underprivileged people because we believe that tech should represent everyone. We work together to create a community built on respect and empathy.

We help each other develop technical skills through workshops, networking events, hack nights, and hackathons. All of our events are free -- though at most events, we'll encourage attendees to donate to a featured Boston-area non-profit.

All attendees are expected to abide by ITH's Code of Conduct: https://tinyurl.com/y9v2a2gr

Want to stay up to date? Join our Slack Channel (https://ith-slack.herokuapp.com/) and our group here on Meetup to stay in the know about our upcoming events. We're also always looking for volunteers -- teachers, TAs, speakers, folks to help with event set-up/breakdown, and more! If you're interested, please sign up on our volunteer form: http://bit.ly/ith-volunteer-form

Have an idea for a talk, a course, etc.? Drop us a line in Slack or here on Meetup! Here are other places you can find us, too:

Email: inclusivetechhub@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InclusiveTechHub
Twitter: https://twitter.com/incltechhub

Upcoming events (1)

Accessibility in Tech: Lightning talks

Tonight, we'll hear a series of lightning talks about accessibility in tech. "Creating an accessible work environment for UX’ers with Disabilities" with Rivka Barrett Rivka (Hannah) Barrett is a User Researcher/ Human Factors Engineer at Bose Corporation. In 2018, she graduated with a Master’s in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University. Rivka has worked with clients and in-house teams across multiple industries, including robotics, healthcare and financial services. She’s especially passionate about mobile health, medical devices and accessibility work. Feel free to connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rivka-barrett-ux/ "Coordinating accessibility between design and development teams" with Adriana Rios Adriana is a senior software engineer at Convene. She started her career journey at IBM sitting on a design team as a front end developer. Here, she got a first-hand look into the needs of designers and UI/UX researchers when working with developers. She's taken this valuable knowledge as she's continued to grow her career and skillset. Her driving goal is to bridge the gap between design and development while providing accessible solutions to users. Talk TBD with Missy Roodes Missy has been designing digital experiences for over a decade. She started her career in television and game animation, but eventually found her way to UX Design and shortly thereafter discovered the burgeoning field of telehealth design. Now working with the team at American Well, Missy has become passionate (some might say "fanatical") about digital accessibility and creating inclusive experiences for all. While this event is free of charge, Inclusive Tech Lab encourages online donations at each of our events to a featured Boston area non-profit. During this event, we'll be highlighting Partners for Youth with Disabilities, whose mission is to build the skills and abilities of young people with disabilities and increase the inclusivity of workplaces, organizations, and communities. If you cannot attend the event, you can donate online here: https://www.pyd.org/donate/. Please do *not* bring physical checks or cash to donate at the event. A huge thanks to our awesome host, Privy, for generously providing space and delicious refreshments for this event! **Please note that photos for social media will be taken at this event. When you arrive, we will provide color-coded stickers that you can wear if you do not wish to have your photo taken.** All attendees are expected to abide by ITL's Code of Conduct: https://tinyurl.com/y9v2a2gr Interested in hearing about updates from Inclusive Tech Lab? Sign up for our Slack group (https://itlboston-slack.herokuapp.com/) and Newsletter(http://eepurl.com/ggt9Sv)!

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New Year's Celebration: Goal-Setting & Book Swap!

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