GitHub PRIDE Celebration

GitHub is hosting a celebration of the great things happening in the LGBTQ tech community!

We're delighted to be joined by speakers from Trans*H4CK, Lesbians Who Tech and Maven, as well as special guests from GaymerX and oSTEM.

All these organizations are doing fantastic work to help educate, connect and empower LGBTQ people in tech. We hope you'll enjoy hearing their stories, and mingling with old and new friends.

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Snacks and beverages provided. Options for gluten-free, vegan, and lactose-intolerant guests will be offered. Please let us know during registration if you have any food allergies, and we'll be happy to accommodate.

We're also launching our Pridetocat shirt on June 2nd, in the GitHub shop, with all proceeds going directly to Trans*H4CK, Lesbians Who Tech and Maven. The shirts will be available for purchase during the celebration. You can learn more about these groups below.


Additional Information

Code of Conduct

This is a community event intended for education, networking and collaboration.

We value the participation of each member of the GitHub community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout all GitHub-sponsored events.

To make clear what is expected, all delegates/attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers and volunteers at any GitHub event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

The Short Version

GitHub is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any presentation given at a GitHub event.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate at a GitHub event.

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the event managers.

Thank you for helping to make this a welcoming, friendly space for all.

The Longer Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Offensive jokes are not appropriate and will not be tolerated under any circumstance at GitHub events.

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event or conference with no refund.

Contact Information

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a GitHub employee or security officer.

GitHubbers will be happy to help participants contact security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.


This Code of Conduct was forked from the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers. which is under a Creative Commons Zero license.

About the Pridetocat Shirt

If you purchase a Pridetocat shirt, in addition to looking great, you can feel extra happy whenever you put it on because every cent is assisting Lesbians Who Tech, Maven and Trans*H4CK further their work. These initiatives are helping educate, connect and empower LGBTQ people in tech. Read more as they tell us a little about themselves:

Lesbians Who Tech

Lesbians Who Tech is a global community of 9,000 queer women in tech. It exists to provide value to queer women in tech, a demographic that is rarely represented in both the tech community and the LGBTQ community. We've hosted events in 22 cities worldwide and focus on connecting our community, increasing visibility and increasing women in tech and leadership positions.

Our New York summit in October will be focused on the intersection of technology, digital, media and finance. We'll also be launching two new programs this year, "Bring a Lesbian to Work Day," a shadow career program for queer women and a scholarship program for queer women who want to learn how to code.


Trans*H4CK is a hackathon and speaker series that tackles social problems by developing new and useful open source tech products that benefit the trans and gender non-conforming communities, while bringing visibility to transgender tech innovators and entrepreneurs.

We are planning to launch an online hackathon space this year--stay tuned!


Maven partners with local LGBTQA youth serving organizations and LGBTQA tech professionals to provide free tech camps, workshops, Game Jams/hackathons for the queer youth community.

Our work contributes to making the tech sector a more inclusive community by engaging tech professionals in co-creating with LGBTQ youth and by providing LGBTQ professionals the opportunity to pay it forward to the next generation. Maven's programs are volunteer driven by LGBTQ tech professionals who invest in educating and empowering queer youth to create tech solutions for social good.