#causeascene Conference - San Francisco

Why do individuals in marginalized groups continue to exist and excell in the face of unbelievable hardship? We are resilient. We adapt. We create solutions to our own problems. My solution to the lack of inclusion in tech is to organize my own conference, my own way.

#causeascene Conf is an event without borders, which is designed to be safe space for members of underrepresented and marginalized communities in tech to tell their stories. To share what they’re working on, what they’ve experienced, their tech enabled hopes and dreams. This is an opportunity for these, often sidelined and silenced, individuals to use the platform to amplify their voices, uncensored, in a very authentic manner.


August 4, 2018

Microsoft Reactor

680 Folsom St,

San Francisco, CA

Job/Coaching Fair 2:00 - 5:00pm PST (for members of marginalized groups in tech)

Conference 6:30-11:00pm PST

Hiring/Coaching Partners

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Tre' Grisby

One Benefits the Many

Jenna Quindica

The Bipolar Software Engineer

Michelle Glauser

Techtonica: Empowering Local Women and Non-Binary Adults in Need with Tech Skills

Bryan Hughes

The Mental Health Impacts of Growing Up Queer

Mark de Dios

Diversity and "Diversity"


6:30-7:00pm Registration

7:00-7:15pm Welcome/CoC

7:20-7:40pm Michelle Glauser

7:45-8:05pm Mark de Dios

8:10-8:30pm Jenna Quindica

8:30-8:45pm Break

8:45-9:05pm Bryan Hughes

9:10-9:30pm Tre' Grisby

9:35-9:55pm Kim Crayton

9:55-10:05pm Break

10:05-10:35pm Inclusion Q&A

10:35-11:00pm Wrap UP

If amplifying the voices of those who are often silenced in tech is important to you, then put your money where your commitment is and become a sponsor. Please email me at conf@hashtagcauseascene.com