- Comida Meetup at Lake Merritt
Join us for a casual picnic at Lake Merritt in Oakland - we’re going potluck-style! 🥘 Bring any food, snacks, and/or drinks you’d like to have, grill, and share. Here's a Google Sheet with what everyone is bringing - feel free to add anything you'll be bringing! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HtGdNTzf_ruoosNaOvxdr4hJGXqTL5wG7a6clD7khls/edit?usp=sharing --- We will be meeting at a designated grilling area in the circled area on this map: https://www.meetup.com/techqueria/photos/30153380/482990993/ --- We will also be collecting supplies for Border Angels (https://www.borderangels.org/). They’re an amazing volunteer organization and their Bay Area chapter is making a caravan to Tijuana on July 13th to provide much-needed supplies to migrant families living in shelters while waiting for asylum interviews. If you’d like to donate, here is a list of items you can bring to the picnic that would be a huge help! dish soap, laundry soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash, razors, pads, toilet paper, deodorant, body lotion, socks, new underwear (men's, kids, women's), tents, lightly used shoes, backpacks, suitcases, new makeup, shampoo, conditioner, diapers, wipes, children’s toys, books in Spanish, art supplies, lightly used kids shoes. Gracias 💛 --- Keep in mind this Meetup is only for Techqueria members. If you identify as a Latinx in Tech, you may request an invite to our Slack workspace using https://techqueria.org/slack and join the discussion there. For questions, comments or concerns - reach out to @Noemi (People Ops) on Techqueria’s Slack.
- Comida Bay Area Meetup #2
This meeting is only for Techqueria members. If you identify as a Latinx in Tech, you may request an invite to our Slack workspace using https://techqueria.org/slack and join the discussion there. Techqueria's #comida-bay-area group is meeting up this Saturday! Join us to mingle with a friendly group of Latinx in Tech and enjoy some delicious food too. http://www.nopalitosf.com/ --- In the event Nopalito can't host our large group, we have two backup restaurants which are both within 3-minute walking distance. 1) Fresca, 737 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122 (3 minutes walking) https://www.frescasf.com 2) Marnee Thai,[masked]th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122 (2 minutes walking) https://www.marneethaisf.com --- Updates will be shared on this page and in the #comida-bay-area channel on Slack.
- Techqueria B-Day Party @ Critical Mass
Come celebrate our 3-year anniversary with our first event in Chicago at Critical Mass' Millennium Park office! Come meet and connect with other Latinxs in tech while enjoying some food and drinks! Recruiters will also be there to fill these openings: https://www.criticalmass.com/join/city/chicago Checkout techqueria.org to learn more about what we do! Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techqueria-b-day-party-critical-mass-tickets-52233391480
- Latinxs in Analytics hosted by Mixpanel's Latinx ERG Mezcla & Techqueria
Join us for a night of networking and learning about how Latinxs are shaping the analytics industry! We're excited to partner up with Mezcla, the Latinx employee resource group at Mixpanel, to bring together experienced panelists from all parts of the analytics industry. Together we will have a discussion about what it is like to develop products in analytics and the power it has to affect and change our communities. Please RSVP here to secure your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latinxs-in-analytics-hosted-by-mixpanels-latinx-erg-mezcla-techqueria-tickets-51170447185 Schedule: 6:00 - Doors open & networking 7:00 - Opening remarks & panel 8:30- Closing remarks Come make connections with the Latinx community and connect with speakers, other attendees, and recruiters, while enjoying some food and drinks! Our panel will consist of: - Marco Sanchez Junco, Support Engineer Manager & Moderator Marco's sun is in pisces in the eleventh house, which means he is here to create strong and meaningful connections in the realm of technology and the cutting edge. What better place to do this than at a user analytics company? On Mixpanel's Support Engineer team, Marco helps customers understand their users to create better products. He grew up in Jalisco, Mexico. - Alberto Forero, Principal Interaction Designer - Analytics at Splunk Alberto enjoys making complex things easier to use, and loves finding insights in data, (especially genetic, historical, or linguistic data). He has also worked with Lending Club, Linden Lab, Square USA; created illustrations for The New Yorker, and Waxpoetics; and taught at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. He is Colombian-American. - Ana Medrano, People Analytics at Grand Rounds, Inc. Joining Uber in 2014 meant joining one of the fastest growing startups in history. It was a place where data and numbers really drove decision-making. In hyper-growth, a hunch could quickly become a story to share. Now, Ana works as the People Analytics Lead at Grand Rounds, where she can combine her passions for quality healthcare with those for people, data and storytelling to partner with leadership to develop employment strategies. Ana is Guatemalan. - Victor Ramirez, Associate Director DevOps Architect (Head of Infrastructure Delivery) Currently Software DevOps Architect @Moody’s Analytics, studied Computer Science at San Francisco State University and went into Software Release Management, first with Leap Frog and then Streamline Solutions. He now works in DevOps, concentrating in Continuous Deliver and Cloud Architecture for Moody’s Analytics.
- On the Frontlines of EdTech
Come network with industry leaders and learn about what is happening on the frontlines of EdTech! We're going to have an experienced panel talk to us about their experience building products in the educational sector, their revenue models, how they have scaled their product, and their ideas for the future of EdTech. Schedule: 6:00 - doors open & networking 6:30 - opening remarks & panel 8:30- closing remarks There will be opportunities to talk to the speakers, other attendees and recruiters. Enjoy some food and drinks with us, make new friends and connect with the Latinx community!
- Tech For Good @ TWILIO
Please RSVP through Splashthat! https://latinxtechforgood.splashthat.com/ Bring our Community Together Techqueria & Latinx@Twilio invites you to join the conversation of bridging the gap in tech and social action. Have you wondered what the Latinxs in tech can do to help our communities with local policies? Learn what Techqueria is working on in their #action channel and how you can get involved. Afterwards, there will be a panel discussion discussing how we can increase voter action in our communities through the power of cloud communications and partnerships with advocacy groups. 6:00 PM: Check-In & Networking 7:00 PM: Introduction 7:10 PM: Techqueria presents #ACTION 7:25 PM: Panel & Q&A 8:10 PM: Closing remarks + Networking 9:00 PM: Event ends About our Panelists Ysiad Ferreiras Ysiad Ferreiras is the COO of Hustle, the leading peer-to-peer messaging platform that allows organizations to create genuine, human relationships at scale. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Ysiad is a proud Dominican-American who combines experience in both sales and software engineering to make deep impact in organizations. Ysiad initially came to Hustle to launch its sales and marketing efforts in 2015, and his role has since evolved to overseeing the Sales, Marketing, Legal, Finance, People Ops, and Recruiting functions of the company. Prior to joining Hustle, Ysiad founded and sold a consulting company that worked for the world’s top 50 hedge funds and co-founded and led sales teams for several small-scale startups. As Ysiad has emerged as a leader in the tech industry, he has used his executive spotlight to inspire others with his story of overcoming extreme challenges and finding his way to Hustle, as well as best practices for finding and retaining high impact, diverse talent. Liz Acosta Hailing from the land of Kim Kardashian, Liz's mission as a software developer is to disrupt tech itself by bringing attention to diversity and inclusion. In her previous lives, Liz was a ghost writer for a celebrity gossip blog, a wedding photographer, and a social media manager for a dog and cat magazine. Coming to tech via a nontraditional route, Liz takes none of her good fortune for granted, and is always pushing the envelope. She enjoys writing, snowboarding, pole dancing, Olympic lifting, and smashing the patriarchy. Liz is also an advocate for young breast cancer patients, trauma survivors, and access to mental health care. Catherine Bracy Catherine Bracy is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the TechEquity Collaborative. Before founding TEC, she was Code for America’s Senior Director of Partnerships and Ecosystem where she grew Code for America’s Brigade program into a network of over 50,000 civic tech volunteers in 80+ cities across the US. During her tenure, Code for America’s Brigade was responsible for 64% of the total growth in the civic tech community in the country. She also founded Code for All, the global network of Code-for organizations with partners on six continents. During the 2012 election cycle she was Director of Obama for America’s Technology Field Office in San Francisco, the first of its kind in American political history. She was responsible for organizing technologists to volunteer their skills for the campaign’s technology and digital efforts. Prior to joining the Obama campaign, she ran the Knight Foundation’s 2011 News Challenge and before that was the Administrative Director at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. She is on the board of directors at the Public Laboratory and the Data & Society Research Institute.
- Latinx in eCommerce @ Walmart Labs
Come network, engage with recruiters, and hear diverse professionals in eCommerce showcase their work at Walmart Labs Sunnyvale! If you're attending, please fill out this survey: https://goo.gl/forms/68pH0lgodgSUBUe02 **We are looking for speakers in any tech-related topics. First-time and Latinx speakers are also encouraged. If you'd like to be a speaker at this event, please reach out to organizers on the Techqueria Slack or contact @kevinhernandez on the Walmart Slack.** We're going to have speakers from different backgrounds talk to us about their experiences, their ideas for the future and their opinion of the eCommerce landscape. There will be Q&A sessions after each presentation, so come with a curious mind. Before and after the presentations, there will be networking-style mixers, so be prepared to share business cards, resumes, LinkedIn profiles, portfolios, and your brightest personalities. Catered food will be provided by the host. Vegan options are also available. Schedule: 6:00 - Doors open + Networking mixer + Ice breakers 6:45 - Opening remarks 6:50 - Featured speakers 7:20 - Group panel with Q&A 8:00 - Closing remarks 8:10- Networking mixer There will be opportunities to talk to the speakers, other attendees, Walmart employees and recruiters, so come enjoy some grub with us, make new friends and connect with the Latinx community. RSVP to the event on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latinx-in-ecommerce-walmart-labs-tickets-44786460509
- AWS Workshop at LendingClub Part 1
Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latinxs-in-tech-aws-workshop-at-lendingclub-part-1-tickets-44275809137 Learn about AWS Core Services in this hands-on two part workshop with DevOps Architect Victor Ramirez! We will be going through live demos of the AWS Compute, Storage, and Networking Services. Come with questions as we teach you how to scale and grow with cloud services. We engourage you to bring your laptop and have an AWS account setup before the workshop so you can follow along. 6:00 - doors open 6:30 - opening remarks and beginning of presentation 8:30 - wrap-up and closing remarks Victor Ramirez, currently Software DevOps Architect @Moody’s Analytics, studied Computer Science at San Francisco State University and went into Software Release Management, first with Leap Frog and then Streamline Solutions. He now works in DevOps, concentrating in Continuous Deliver and Cloud Architecture for Moody’s Analytics. There will be opportunities to talk to the speakers, other attendees, and recruiters before and after the talks, come enjoy some food with us, make new friends and connect with the latinx community.
- Latinx Designers and Allies
Meet designers from companies that work with the latinx community! We're going to have five wonderful designers talk to us about their experience, their ideas for the future and their opinion of the landscape. Schedule. 6:00 - doors open 6:45 - opening remarks 6:50 - Featured Latinx speakers 7:20 - Group panel with Q&A 8:00 - closing remarks 8:10- Networking, mixer There will be opportunities to talk to the speakers, other attendees and Climate recruiters, before and after the talks, come enjoy some grub with us, make new friends and connect with the latinx community. Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latinx-designers-and-allies-tickets-43059920381