#causeascene Conference - Chicago
Why do underrepresented & marginalized groups continue to exist 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.
May 19th 5:30-10:00pm CST
Tapster Robotics, Inc.
224 Harrison St.
Oak Park, Illinois 60304
Byron Woodfork (@byronwoodfork): Mid-Career Survival Tips for POC Developers
Kim Crayton (@KimCrayton1): Inclusion Q&A
Mark Thompson (@marktechson): Building An App In 30 Days...And Launching
Shareef Jackson (@ShareefJackson): Teaching How Video Games Reflect Society
Stephanie Slattery (@sublimemarch): Thanks But No Thanks: My Life with Disordered Eating in Tech
Tanya Killmonger (@cypheroftyr): Google Exists, Stop Asking Us To Find POC, Queer, Disabled, and Other Folks For You
Theresa Stewart (@atheresastewart): Designed to Traumatize
6:20-6:40pm Stephanie Slattery
6:45-7:05pm Byron Woodfork
7:10-7:30pm Theresa Stewart
7:45-8:05pm Mark Thompson
8:10-8:30pm Tanya DePass
8:35-8:55pm Shareef Jackson
9:05-9:35pm Inclusion Q&A (Kim Crayton)
9:35-10:00pm Wrap UP