Tech Inclusion Conference 2015 San Francisco at Galvanize SF

Exploring innovative solutions to tech diversity and inclusion

TECH INCLUSION 2015

Exploring innovative solutions to
tech diversity and inclusion


September 11th & 12th, San Francisco, CA
#techinclusion15



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The First Tech Inclusion Conference was held September 11-12, 2015 in San Francisco, CA




Our Focus

Join us for this unique two day event! Learn what's currently being done around tech diversity and inclusion, discuss initiatives that have worked – and those that haven't – plus explore new solutions together. This conference is for the whole tech community: engineers and designers, entrepreneurs and policymakers, university faculty and corporate executives… of every race, gender, age, ability and geography.
 

EDUCATION

WORKPLACE
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
POLICY

STEM Pipeline

Recruiting

Access to Capital

Government Partnerships

K-12

Retaining

Founder Biases

Advocacy

Higher Ed

Promoting

Investment Diversity

Local & National Policies

Code Schools

Developing Inclusive Cultures

Diverse Innovation

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Speakers

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Christine Tsai

Founding Partner

500 Startups

Barbara Lee

Rep. Barbara Lee

CA 13th District

US Congress

lefawn

LaFawn Davis Bailey

Director, Communications

Paypal

jon

Jon Swartz

San Francisco Bureau Chief

USA Today

RachelWilliams

Rachel Williams

Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Yelp

CarvellWallace

Carvell Wallace

Founder/Product Lead

Vibosity

lm

Leslie Miley

Engineering Leader

Twitter

AubreyBlanche

Aubrey Blanche

Global Diversity Programs Lead

Atlassian

dom

Dom DeGuzman

Software Engineer

Twilio

brook

Brooke Hunter

Chief Operating Officer

Engine

JoelleEmerson

Joelle Emerson

Founder and CEO

Paradigm

sepidehnasiri

Sepideh Nasiri

Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Advisor

Lisen Stromberg

Lisen Stromberg

Journalist/Founder

AcceleratingWomen

m

Martina Abrahams

Product Marketing Manager

Adroll

abby

Abby Maldonado

Diversity Programs Specialist

Pinterest

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Erica Joy Baker

Build and Release Engineer

Slack

leah

Leah McGowen-Hare

Master Technical Instructor

SalesForce

alana

Elana Isaacs

Equity Consultant

Beyond Separation

tina

Tina Lee

Founder & CEO

MotherCoders

brain

Brian C. Patterson

Partner, Business Attorney

Gunderson Dettmer

AnnaDuning

Anna Duning

Program Manager

Engine

jenni

Jenni Snyder

Database Administrator

Yelp

nancy

Nancy Douyon

UX Research Program Manager

Google

Colleen

Colleen Lewis

Professor of Computer Science

Harvey Mudd College

josh

Josh Krammes

Angel Investor/Strategy

MergerTech

Levon

Levon Lloyd

Software Engineer

Square

porter

Porter Braswell

CEO and Co-founder

Jopwell.com

Maryjean

Dr. Mary Jean Koontz

CEO/Entrepreneur Instructor

STEMKids

monique

Monique Woodard

Founder & Executive Director

Black Founders

Christina

Christina Lewis Halpern

Founder & Executive Director

All Star Code

JuliaNguyen

Julia Nguyen

Computer Science Student

Julia Nguyen

Kedar

Kédar Iyer

Co-founder

GapJumpers

Vanessa Mason

Vanessa Mason

Senior Manager, eHealth

ZeroDivide

morgan

Morgan DeBaun

CEO and Founder

Blavity

eric

Eric Abrams

Director of Diversity Initiatives

UC Berkeley Haas School

will

Will Schmidt

Senior Writer

Tech.Co

marlon2

Marlon Evans

Chief Executive Officer

GSVlabs

anitra

Anitra Collins

Diversity & Inclusion PM

Twitter

RoseannTorres

Gloria M. Ware

Principal, Inclusion

Jumpstart inc

amber

Amber Payne

Managing Editor of NBCBLK

NBCNews

Kriz Bell

Kriz Bell

Senior Marketing Manager

Anita Borg Institute

Ryan Nadeau

Ryan Nadeau

Director of Special Projects

Galvanize

Roburta Burroughs

Roburta Burroughs

Senior Services Account Mgr

NASDAQ

Audrey Cheng

Audrey Cheng

CEO & Co-Founder

Moringa School

Corinne

Corinne Warnshuis

Executive Director

Girl Develop It

cindy

Cindy Alvarez

Director of User Experience

Yammer

Karla Monterroso

Karla Monterroso

VP, Student Programs

CODE2040

Nancy Torres

Nancy Torres

Research Analyst

Google

cd

Carl Davis Jr.

President & Executive Director

SV Black Chamber

Gene Teare

Gené Teare

Director of Content

CrunchBase

Bronwen Clune

Bronwen Clune

Editorial Director

Culture Amp

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge

Entrepreneur & Educator

Konda Mason

Konda Mason

Co-Founder & CEO

Impact Hub Oakland

Beth Bachrach

Beth Bachrach

Sales Product Consultant

LinkedIn

Grace Garey

Grace Garey

Cofounder

Watsi

Kaustav Mitra

Kaustav Mitra

VP Innovation Ecosystems

Infosys Foundation USA

Lucy Mendel

Lucy Mendel

Engineering Manager

Indiegogo

Umaimah Mendhro

Umaimah Mendhro

Founder & CEO

VIDA

TerahLyons

Terah Lyons

Confidential Assistant

White House OSTP

Nancy Hayes

Nancy Hayes

Managing Director

Golden Seeds

Don Loeb

Don Loeb

VP Corporate Development

Techstars

Jeff Gilmore

Jeff Gilmore

Product Operations Manager

Facebook

Emma Peck

Emma Peck

Policy Analyst

Engine

Ayori Selassie

Ayori Selassie

Sr Solutions Engineer/Boldforce

Salesforce

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Tarsha McCormick

Head of Diversity and Inclusion

ThoughtWorks

Alex Tabony

Alex Tabony

Executive Director

CTP

John Hiester

John Hiester

Dir of Ops & Strategic Planning

Year Up Bay Area

wayne

Wayne Sutton

Founder/Partner

BUILDUP

Agenda

Friday, September 11th Agenda

Time

Stage

SpeakEasy

8:00 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM

Welcome


Presenting sponsor welcome

9:15 AM

Fireside Chat with Mary Grove & Wayne Sutton

10:00 AM

Panel: Workplace Diversity & Inclusion

Workshop: Accessing Capital as an Entrepreneur

10:45 AM

Solo Talk: Dyslexia & Entrepreneurship: A Perfect Match

11:00 AM

Panel: Increasing Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs

Workshop: Becoming An Ally for Diversity

11:45 AM

Solo Talk: How to Ensure Your Company Provides Equal Pay

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Panel: Repairing the STEM Pipeline

Workshop: Establishing Best Practices in Workplace Diversity & Inclusion

1:45 PM

Solo Talk: Big Tent Diversity

2:00 PM

Panel: Supporting Early Stage Entrepreneurs Beyond Capital

Panel: Developing Citywide Tech Ecosystems

2:45 PM

Solo Talk: Veterans in Technology - Opportunities and Trends

Solo Talk: Building an Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem

3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:15 PM

Panel: Life as a Diverse Engineer

Panel: What Can You Do as an Ally?

4:00 PM

Panel: The Role of Employee Resource Groups in Creating Inclusion Panel: Succeeding As A Female Founder

4:45 PM

Special Session

5:30 PM

Happy Hour Sponsored by Ogletree Deakins

7:00 PM

VIP dinner hosted at Yelp

 

Saturday, September 12th Agenda

Time

Stage

SpeakEasy

1st Floor

8:00 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

 

9:00 AM

Welcome

 

9:15 AM

Fireside Chat with Christine Tsai & Melinda Epler

 

10:00 AM

Panel: Incubating & Accelerating Diverse Entrepreneurs

Workshop: Repairing and Growing the STEM Pipeline

Career Fair Starts

10:45 AM

Solo Talk: Iceberg Talent: Finding Talent Outside The Visible Segments

 

11:00 AM

Panel: How Policy Can Support Tech Inclusion

Workshop: Building Trust to Create Change Career Fair + Resume Workshop

11:45 AM

Solo Talk: 5 Myths Keeping Diverse People From Tech

12:00 PM

Lunch

Career Fair

1:00 PM

Panel: Youth in STEM: Tomorrow's Tech Leaders

Workshop: Achieving Inclusion with Policy & Advocacy

1:45 PM

Solo Talk: Failure, Privilege, and Mental Health

2:00 PM

Panel: Moms in Tech

Panel: Establishing the Foundation For Diversity Data

2:45 PM

Solo Talk: Using Design To Teach Inclusion

Solo Talk: Personal Connections: Using Empathy to Create Diversity Allies

3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:15 PM

Panel: The Role of Media

Panel: Technology Eats HR 

4:00 PM

Panel: How Code Schools & Bootcamps are Changing the Face of Engineering

Panel: Intersectionality in Tech  
4:45 PM

Panel: Increasing the Number of Women Investors

Panel: Diverse Groups That Empower Change

5:30 PM

Keynote

6:30 PM

Happy Hour Sponsored by WebDAM


Career Fair


Join us for the Tech Inclusion Career Fair, Saturday, September 12th from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Register for the Saturday Career Fair Only

Companies looking to hire an inclusive workforce contact us to learn more how to participate in the career fair.

Conference Hosts

galvanize2

cc

Event Partners

cultureamp

yelp

Sponsors

softlayer

yammer-main

pdc-main

automain

sg-main

 

Friends

weddam-main

con

pamper

airbnb

ogletree

trinet

kaporcenter

atl

awg

sq

Media Partners

engine

buildup

sfciti

gdi2

ggr

ab

lwt

sfinterna

sogal

rv

Univision Bay Area

wii

blackfounders

cdc

ta

trb

mc

wwcode

in8

twomen

tech.co

lsa

fwd

wwt

Venue

galvanize
Galvanize
44 Tehama Street
San Francisco, CA 94105