We understand that very few people, both in tech and in the world, have access to the resources needed to level-up in their careers. This is especially true of marginalized groups, who are consistently underrepresented and often even pushed out of our industry without the opportunity to thrive here.
We also understand that there are serious barriers to entry in our industry that keep people who are marginalized by race and/or gender from entering and actively participating in our field.
We want to hear your Developer Origin Story™. How'd you get started in tech? What do you wish you had known when you got started? We want to know what you love about being a developer and what, as a community, we can do to lower the barriers to entry marginalized groups often face.
- You are a person of color and/or you identify significantly as a woman.
- You agree to honor our Code of Conduct, because people come first at our events.
All of &yet's events and workshops are trans-inclusive.
The Deadline to apply is next Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Here's a few example origin stories from #mynerdstory:
- Here's Crystal's story
- Frontend Dev Kronda Adair's My Nerd Story
- JS Dev Jen Fong's The Tech Story of Edna
We want to thank our community for continuing to inspire and guide us toward making our events more inclusive. We appreciate you all so much.