Lightning Talks and Year in Review

Join Techqueria on Tuesday, November 15 to celebrate our first anniversary! In November, our event will showcase the talents of our membership. …

Lightning Talks and Year in Review

🗓️Tuesday - November 15, 2016

🏢Hackbright Academy

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Join Techqueria on Tuesday, November 15 to celebrate our first anniversary!

In November, our event will showcase the talents of our membership. We’ll start off with lightning tech talks on an assortment of topics, including presentations on overloading operators in Python (and an emoji-based script), Ada Lovelace, and the React framework.

Our speakers will include Jessica Earley, Patricia Arbona and Kevin Hernandez.

Then we’ll discuss the history of Techqueria and break into discussion groups on how we can strengthen our community even more. We pride ourselves in being a peer mentorship network for Latinxs and other underrepresented groups in tech. We’d love your feedback on how we can improve and make bigger strides towards inclusion.

All, including allies, are welcome. The event is open to the public.

Food and light drinks will be provided.

Special thanks to our host, Hackbright Academy, for welcoming us into their space!

For more info on Techqueria, check us out at There, you’ll find our social media links.


6:45 PM - 7:00 PM: Networking

7:00 - 7:10 PM: Welcome & announcements

7:10 PM - 7:50 PM: Lightning talks

7:50 to 8:00: Mingle and break

8:00 to 8:45 PM: Membership meeting and breakout groups

8:45 - 9:00 PM: Group report back and wrap up

Note: After the event, some of us will head next door to Matador, a fun taco bar. If you can, come join us! The address is 679 Sutter Street, between Mason & Taylor.


Hackbright is located half-a-mile from the Montgomery and Powell BART stations. For those driving, parking should be available at 655 Sutter and the Sutter/Stockton Garage. Feel free to check out parking-based apps like SpotHero, which might advertise good discounts nearby.

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Techqueria is a 501c3 nonprofit that empowers Latinx professionals with the resources and support that they need to thrive and become leaders in the tech industry.

To that end, we work with both tech companies and employee resource groups (ERGs) to build Latinx-centered spaces that revolve around career advice, technical talks, mentorship, open jobs, networking events, speaking opportunities, and open-source in order 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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