Twitter Threads with Techqueria - Event Recap

Blog post recap of our event with Twitter Alas on 8/14/19.

Twitter Threads with Techqueria - Event Recap

๐Ÿ—“๏ธMonday - August 26, 2019

๐Ÿ”–5 min read โˆ™ 1025 words

Overview ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

On Wednesday, August 14th, Techqueria hosted an event with Twitter called โ€œTwitter Threads with Techqueriaโ€ at Twitterโ€™s HQ in San Francisco in partnership with Twitter Alas, Twitterโ€™s ERG for Latinx employees.

Attendees ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

There were ~600 RSVPs and ~250 attendees so the room was PACKED!

Muppet Version ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

We loved this analogy. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Real Life ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Speakers ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

We had an amazing time with a dozen different Latinx in Tech speakers speaking about their life and work experiences.


Dulce Villarreal ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

James Loduca ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Melisa Im ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Tonatiuh Ramos ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Edgardo Perez ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Audrey Galo ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Krystal Flores ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Alexis Lucio ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Hugo Castellanos ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Charlie Rivas ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Marco Medina ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Gabrielle Cardoza ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Hashtag ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

For the event, we encouraged people to use the hashtag #LatinxTechTwitter on social media. And they did.

In fact, we got so much traction Wednesday night with that hashtag that we ended up trending on Twitter for San Francisco. Ellen Pao tweeted about it. There were photos, videos and GIFs galore.

El Paso ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

The proudest moment for us though was the sheer generosity our Latinx community brought to the table. The event leads recognized the level of trauma our community went through with the El Paso shooting recently and this heaviness was acknowledged multiple times throughout the event as well.

Ergo, we decided to have our main call to action be to donate to the El Paso Community Foundation which had a fund to support the El Paso victims. Our initial target for donations in our meeting the night before was $250. By the end of the event, we ended up with ~$2,500 in donations.

Conclusion ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

To conclude, weโ€™ll end with some words from Jamesโ€ฆย โ€œwe are a powerful forceโ€.

Letโ€™s keep at it. ยกAdelante!

Thank You ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

We have a whole thread dedicated to all the folks who helped out โ€” we couldnโ€™t have done it without you all!





Videos ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

For videos of the talks, check out the playlist below.

Twitter Threads with Techqueria | 8/14/19 - YouTube

Techqueria had an event in partnership with Twitter Alas to talk about what it's like being Latinx in Tech. #LatinxTechTwitter


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โ„น๏ธAbout Techqueria

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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