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With Erin Pangilinan (Chief Creative Technology Officer (CCTO), Salamat), Bria Sullivan (CTO, Honey B Games).
Sat, Jan 28, 2023 @ 08:30 AM   $50   Northeastern University, 5000 MacArthur Blvd
 
     
 
 
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Join us at Tech Intersections: Women of Color in Computing, taking place at Mills College at Northeastern University in Oakland, California, for its fifth year on Saturday, January 28, 2023.

Our conference features ALL women of color in tech speakers for an all women of color audience. Check out our speakers.

Our keynote speakers are:

Erin Pangilinan is Co-Founder & Chief Creative Technology Officer (CCTO) of Salamat. She is a software engineer & computational designer, author, entrepreneur, & educator who has worked on exponential technologies: the metaverse, Artificial Intelligence (AI), & web3/blockchain/cryptocurrency. In 2018, before the metaverse was a thing, Erin conceptualized the internationally acclaimed O'Reilly Media book, Creating Augmented & Virtual Realities: Theory & Practice for Next-Generation of Spatial Computing. Since its publication & release in 2019, its reach is in over 2 dozen countries & has been translated into Chinese & Korean. Her chapter focuses on data & machine learning visualization in spatial computing with a focus on use cases in biotech & health tech.
Bria Sullivan is the Chief Technology Officer & Founder of Honey B Games, an independent game studio specializing in wholesome mobile games that have been downloaded over 2 Million times across the globe. She has specialized in product development & engineering strategies for mobile apps & games across most platforms & tech stacks for 12 years. Prior to founding this game studio, she was a software engineer at Google. She voluntarily developed a permanent 3D interactive installation for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History & Culture, to help change the way we learn about our nation's true history. She serves as a Startup Advisor for Neighborhood Start Fund & Google for Startups.
Why Is This Space Important?

We created Tech Intersections to address the needs of women of color, such as African-Americans & Latinx, who rarely see others like themselves in the workplace, especially in higher-ranking positions. Existing tech conferences - even ones specifically designed for women - often have few underrepresented women in attendance & as speakers, particularly on technical topics. Additionally, tech conferences are generally unaffordable, creating a financial barrier to those interested in breaking into the industry. Tech Intersections addresses these concerns by having inexpensive tickets, being located where women of color are, & limiting attendance to our target audience.

We Hope You Can Join Us!

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Tech Intersections is primarily focused on women of color most underrepresented in tech. While we value our allies & recognize that all women in tech & men of color also face discrimination, this is a unique opportunity for those most underrepresented women to have their own space.

Specifically, this conference is exclusively for people who are:

women, non-binary, or genderqueer, and
engineers, entrepreneurs, activists, teachers, or leaders in tech (or aspiring to be), and
belong to an ethnic group underrepresented in tech, including, but not limited to:
American Indian/Native American
Black
Latinx
Middle Eastern
Pacific Islander
Southeast Asian
The above list of underrepresented ethnic groups is not meant to be exhaustive. Please contact us at info@techintersections.org if you are unsure whether you qualify.

All attendees are required to follow our code of conduct.

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Mills College at Northeastern University is accessible by AC Transit & has free parking. Talks will take place in Littlefield Concert Hall & the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business, which are wheelchair accessible. Gender-neutral bathrooms will be available. Please contact the organizers for disability accommodations.

FAQs

What comes with my ticket?

Admission to the conference. All sessions, including both keynote sessions. Breakfast, coffee, mimosas (need to show proof of ID), & Lunch.

What COVID-19 safety precautions are you taking?

We will strictly follow all safety rules put in place by Alameda County & Mills College at Northeastern University. As of July 1, 2022, masks are no longer required but are highly encouraged on campus for both vaccinated & unvaccinated people when in the presence of others. Masks are required in medical settings (such as COVID-19 testing & the Health & Counseling offices) & on Mills transportation, due to the close nature of these settings.

I'm Asian. Can I attend?

It depends. Some Asians are underrepresented, including (but not limited to) Filipinas, Koreans, & Vietnamese, while people of Chinese, Indian, & Japanese descent are generally not considered to be underrepresented in tech. However, we are aware there are exceptions as there are marginalized castes & ethnic minority groups throughout Asia. Feel free to contact us with questions.

I'm multiracial. Can I attend?

If you identify as a woman of color & part of your identity is an underrepresented ethnicity as described above, you are welcome.

I'm not female. Can I attend?

We welcome anyone whose gender subjects them to misogyny, & we equally welcome cisgender & transgender women. In addition, we have a concurrent full-day Ally Skills workshop available for anyone who is not eligible to attend the main conference. The Ally Skills workshop includes participation in the opening & closing plenaries of the main conference.

How much do tickets cost?

We do not want cost to keep anyone from attending so offer a sliding scale:

$20 for students, teachers, & unemployed people
$50 for self-paying employed people & employees of small nonprofits
$150 for people funded by their employer
Are there scholarships?

Yes! You can apply for a full or partial scholarship.

Can my company become a sponsor?

Yes! See our sponsorship page or email sponsorship@techintersections.org

Will you offer childcare?

We cannot currently commit to childcare this year but are working hard on the back end to make it happen. Please request it when you register or email us at info@techintersections.org if you would like childcare.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email info@techintersections.org.
 
 
 
 
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