If you work in technology or using it recreationally, you've likely be exposed to some of the discourse on representation in tech. Women and minorities make up a significant portion of the consumer and creative brackets, but find less managerial and less technical opportunities, and encounter dismissive and uncomfortable circumstances in the tech industry
. Some of the dialogue around diversity and inclusion can feel incident-driven
, or startling
. There's also some fair counterpoints
to these arguments. We're working to shape that dialogue toward positive action and education.
At Girl Develop It
(GDI), our vision is to create a network of empowered women who feel confident in their abilities to code and build beautiful web and mobile applications. By teaching women around the world from diverse backgrounds to learn software development, we can help women improve their careers and boost confidence in their everyday lives.
This panel will feature members of the Girl Develop It organizational and teaching team; developers and designers who are working actively to support women and minorities in the field. Join us for some conversation and critical thoughts about the power of education in NYC and the place for all in development.
- Erin Kidwell - Girl Develop It
- Corey Nilan - Refinery29
- Sam Provenza - Hook & Loop
- Nicolle Quintero - CB Insights
- Nicole McCabe - 8th Light