At least the problem has been recognized: there are women missing in tech. And it isn’t just women: expert discussions, management levels or the very public forums of specialized conferences or hackspaces lack women and LGBTQ-identifying people. But there is a global movement of aspiring initiatives who have decided to diversify IT- and hacking communities worldwide. People are organising workshops or hackathons for girls, there are queer hackspaces emerging all over the world and in spite of the existence of all of these initiatives, there is still a lot of work to do. On the Love out Loud panel, activists share their experiences in bringing more diversity into technology.
Format: Lightning Talk + Discussion
Moderation: Lena Kuhlmann
Chinmay SK - Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) is part of a global community of technologists and changemakers who are ‘hacking for good’. They organise hackathons that bring together volunteer developers and activists to work with NGOs, social enterprises and the civil society.
Fiona Krakenbürger - In 2015, a handful of women visited a hacker’s camp and were amazed at the awesome bunch of women they met there - but were painfully missing places to network and meet them again back home. The idea for a women's hackspace was born and the Heart of Code was launched in 2016.
Gabriela Agustini is founder and director of Olabi Makerspace, a social enterprise focused on encouraging the use of new (and old) technologies for social change. Based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she has travelled to more than 15 countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Oceania, working on projects or speaking at events related to innovation.