About

Techqueria is a nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech.

Mission Statement 🔗︎

To provide Latinx professionals with the resources and support that they need to attain, thrive, and remain in a career within the technology industry.

Vision Statement 🔗︎

To become the most powerful and robust professional network of Latinx professionals in the tech industry across the world.

Slogan 🔗︎

Techqueria is a nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech.

Overview 🔗︎

Techqueria is a nonprofit that empowers Latinx professionals in the tech industry by building networking and career advancement opportunities.

We build Latinx-centered spaces that revolve around career advice, technical talks, mentorship, open jobs, networking events, speaking opportunities, and open-source and we work with both employee resource groups (ERGs) and tech companies to comprehensively affect change in the tech industry.

Coming from all walks of life, we believe that the diversity of our community is the most reliable asset we have. Our space aims to be inclusive so we invite Latinx from the regions of the Caribbean, Haiti, and Brazil as well as those who identify as Afro-Latinx, Asian-Latinx or LGBTQIA. The term Latinx is used instead of Latino or Latina because it is a gender-neutral and inclusive term.

Timeline 🔗︎

August 9, 2019 🔗︎

Reached 1,000+ weekly active users in our Slack.

June 19, 2019 🔗︎

Reached 3,500+ participants for events we've hosted.

March 7, 2019 🔗︎

Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit.

November 15, 2015 🔗︎

First Meetup with 3 people in attendance.

Chapters 🔗︎

As of August 2019, we have 5 official chapters across the USA.

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. New York, NY
  4. Austin, TX
  5. Chicago, IL

If you are interested in starting up a new chapter, reach out to us in the #meta channel via Slack.

Stats 🔗︎

These stats are as of August 19, 2019.

We have ~15,000+ member reach.

  • 5,000+ subscribers — MailChimp
  • 4,000+ members — Slack
  • 2,500+ members — Meetup
  • 2,200+ followers — Twitter
  • 2,000+ members — Facebook Group
  • 900+ members — LinkedIn Group
  • 700+ followers — LinkedIn Page
  • 400+ likes — Facebook Page
  • 200+ followers — Instagram
  • 160+ stars — GitHub's Website Repo
  • 60+ subscribers — YouTube Channel
  • 50+ members — GitHub Organization

Members by Profession 🔗︎

Data is from a sample of 2,250 responses from Linkedin and intake surveys (2018).

The average amount of experience for our members based on that survey is 5 years.

Ergo, the majority of our member base identify as mid-level engineers.

Credits 🔗︎

Most photos on the site were taken by Pablo Carbajal.


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🌮About Techqueria

Techqueria is a nonprofit that empowers Latinx professionals in the tech industry by building networking and career advancement opportunities.

We build Latinx-centered spaces that revolve around career advice, technical talks, mentorship, open jobs, networking events, speaking opportunities, and open-source and we work with both employee resource groups (ERGs) and tech companies to comprehensively affect change in the tech industry.

Coming from all walks of life, we believe that the diversity of our community is the most reliable asset we have. Our space aims to be inclusive so we invite Latinx from the regions of the Caribbean, Haiti, and Brazil as well as those who identify as Afro-Latinx, Asian-Latinx or LGBTQIA. The term Latinx is used instead of Latino or Latina because it is a gender-neutral and inclusive term.

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