#LHM Summit 🌿

Wednesday October 7th to Friday October 9th, 2020


#LHM Summit was Techqueria's first ever virtual summit that took place during Latinx Heritage Month (LHM).


It was created to empower Latinx professionals in tech, connect them with companies who are committed to inclusion and to celebrate the thriving Latinx in tech community.


Event Recap 🌮

Our mission for #LHM was to increase the visibility and leadership of Latinx professionals in tech by bringing them all together in one place to engage with thought leaders, network and ultimately grow and learn from each other.


We feel the event met our mission goals and exceeded all our expectations!

  • RSVPs: 1,836
  • Hopin Registrations: 1,638
  • Attendee Turnout: 1,480
  • Session Visitors: 1,155
  • Stage Visitors: 1,045
  • Expo Visitors: 765
  • Networking Visitors: 699
  • Networking Connections Made: 636
  • Total Messages in Chat: 954

  • Average User Rating: 9.14/10
  • Average Time Spent Per Attendee: 7.3 hours
  • Raffle Prize Entries: 214
  • Raffle Prizes Total Value: $6,110
  • Speakers: 91
  • Sessions: 33
  • Volunteers: 12
  • Sponsors: 9
  • Performances: 6

Attendee Benefits 🥳

Celebrate

Celebrate

Let's honor and recognize our achievements during Latinx Heritage Month

Network

Network

Get the chance to connect with the largest community of Latinx in tech

Learn

Learn

Hear the perspectives and advice from different Latinx professionals and leaders in tech

Win

Win

Get the chance to win unique promos from our partners and raffle prizes delivered to you

Speakers 💬

Featuring 91 Latinx professionals and leaders in tech

Adriana Flores-Ragade

Host
Latinx in America Podcast

Alejandra Vasquez

Documentary Filmmaker | Producer
Varsity Oro

Alejandro Jimenez

Graduate Student
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Alexis Lucio

Accessibility and Inclusive Design Lead
Splunk

Amanda Lopez

Manager, Talent Acquisition (Digital Experience)
Adobe

Amber Gonzales-Vargas

Senior Program Manager
Latino Community Foundation

Amelia Garcia

Senior Strategy Associate
Scribd

Andrew Gonzalez

Recruiting Partnerships & Operations Associate
Jam City

Angie Calderon

Talent Specialist
Figma

Annelise Hagar-Preciado

Operations Program Manager
Lyft

Ariele Faber

Fellow
White House Presidential Innovation Fellows (Invited)

Barbara Teyssandier

Recruiter, Operations
Waymo

Brendon Villalobos

Machine Learning Technical Lead
Twilio

Camilo Payan

Web Developer
Residential Elevator Manufacturing, Inc

Cari Perez

Community Manager
General Assembly

Carita Marrow

Diversity & Inclusion Talent Program Manager
Adobe

Cat Martinez

Community Growth Manager
OutSystems

Catalina Peña

Founder & Career Coach
Catalyst Creation

Celina Zamora

Sr. Program Manager, Developer Community
MongoDB

Cesar Manara

Community Manager
Stack Overflow

Christian Arana

Policy Director
Latino Community Foundation

Citalli Solano Leonce

Director of Engineering
Splunk

Claire Miller

Senior Technical Support Engineer
Zendesk

Cuco Vega

Co-Founder & CTO
Bexi

Cynthia Maxwell

Studio UI Engineering Manager
Netflix

Damian Gona

Regional Vice President - Latin America & Caribbean
Zendesk

Dia Bondi

Communications Catalyst & Coach
Dia Bondi Communications

Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Director of Graduate Data Science Programs
Northeastern University

Eddy Monge

Community & Culture Manager
ThankView

Elaine Montilla

Assistant Vice President and CIO
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Eliana Briceno

Senior Customer Success Manager and Team Lead
Phone2Action

Emmanuel Olvera

Founder
EmpleosTI

Erika Galeana-Sanchez

Sr. Creative Producer
Airbnb

Felipe Ventura

Executive Director
Techqueria

Frances Coronel

Executive Director
Techqueria

Francisco Alegria

Recruiter
OkCupid

Francisco Javier Arceo

Founder & CEO
Unidos

Gabrielle Rejouis

Senior Policy Manager
Color of Change

Greg Peters

COO & Chief Product Officer
Netflix

Hillary Mickell

Dean and Regional CEO
Northeastern University

Indira Gutierrez

Senior Software Engineer
Visa

Jessyka Castillo

Agency Partnerships
Cloud.gov (Invited)

John Paul Brammer

Author and Illustrator
¡Hola Papi!

Jose Fermoso

Founder
Points of Presence Media

Jose Rodriguez Salinas

Senior Software Engineer
Humu Inc

Josh Torres

Chief of Staff
Out in Tech

José Vadi

Contributing Producer
Pop-Up Magazine

Joél-Léhi Organista

Founder & CEO
Machitia

Julieta Dasilva

Recruiter
Zapier

Justin Kitagawa

Senior Director, Software Engineering
Twilio

Karina Macias Sandoval

Recruiting and Talent Operations
Nova Credit

Kelly Kitagawa

Senior Solutions Engineer
Splunk

Kendra Morales

VP of Client Engagement
Betts Recruiting

Kendra Ritterhern

Product Manager
Blend

Krys Flores

Senior Software Engineer
Lob

Laura Dominguez

Career Services Manager
Flockjay

Liliana Hu Wu

Co-Lead
Dreamers in Tech

Lisa Del Sol

Director of Community
MyHealthTeams

Lorena Villeges

Director of Operations
Illumix

Luis Curiel

Engineering Recruiter
Twitter

Maria Del Carmen Saenz

Senior DevOps Engineer
PEAK6 Investments

Marley Pulido-Vargas

Director, Worker Resources and Training
Coworker.org

Maxeme Tuchman

CEO & Co-Founder
Caribu

Mica Alaniz

Senior Software Engineer, Tech Lead
DNC (Democratic National Committee)

Michael Anthony Urbina

Executive Recruiter
Box

Michael Orozco

Program Manager, Inclusion Recruiting Programs
Netflix

Michael Tristan

Head of Sales & Customer Success Enablement
KeepTruckin

Michelle Gomez

Life & Career Coach
Michelle Gomez Coaching

Mina Rabideaux

Senior Analyst, Data & Analytics
Avanade

Mo Ramos

Program Manager, Diversity Talent Acquisition (University Talent)
Adobe

Noel Claudio

Consultant
Slalom

Odalys Jasmine Garcia Arce

Host & Creator
Hella Latin@ Podcast

Pablo Colunga

Candidate for Masters in Computer Science
Northeastern University

Paola Mariselli

Product Design Manager
Facebook

Paola Quevedo

Graduate Student in Computer Science
Northeastern University

Pia Zaragoza

VP of Accessibility Research and Insights
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Rachael Olasunkanmi

Student Finance Account Manager
We can Code IT

Rachel Smith

Founder
Design to Combat COVID-19

Ramona Robles

Learning & Development Manager
Unite Us

Red Avila

Senior Technical Recruiter
OpenAI

Renee Ramirez

Executive Advisor
Google

Sofia Rodriguez

Senior Community Manager
Salesforce

Stephanie Rivera

Full Stack Bureaucrat
18F (Invited)

Tonatiuh Ramos

Co-Lead
Dreamers in Tech

Victoria Bitzer-Wales

Strategic Engagement and Communications, IT Modernization Centers of Excellence
GSA (Invited)

Ximena Cervantes

Senior Technical Recruiter
Vouch Insurance

Yeimi Andrea Fuquen Moreno

Senior Software Engineer
Twilio

Yesenia Rosales

Insurance Customer Care/QC Manager
Blend

Yoselin Gonzalez-Mendez

Community Engagement Manager
First Graduate

Yvette Ramirez

Recruiter
Databricks

Zainab Ebrahimi

Software Engineering Consultant
Tall Poppy

Performers 🎤

Alán Hensley

PluralMusic DJ & Co-Owner

Chulita Vinyl Club

Utilizing music and vinyl as a form of resistance against the erasure of culture

Karol Posadas

Selena Tribute Band

Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles

First and only LGBTQ Mariachi in the world

Sally Limon

Oakland’s own bearded bilingual baby drag thing

Schedule 🗓️

30+ sessions with keynotes, networking, expo and performances

Day 1 - LHM Summit

Day 1

Wednesday, October 7th

Getting Hired

9 AM-11 AM PT // 11 AM-1 PM CT // 12 PM-2 PM ET

Before Hours
Networking & Expo



11 AM PT // 1 PM CT // 2 PM ET

Welcome from Techqueria with the Executive Directors, Frances & Felipe



11:45 AM PT // 1:45 PM CT // 2:45 PM ET

1) Non-Technical Careers @ Hyper-Growth Startups

2) Fireside Chat with Regional VP of Latin America & Caribbean at Zendesk


12:30 PM PT // 2:30 PM CT // 3:30 PM ET

1) Getting Hired Into Tech

2) Interview Prep


1:15 PM PT // 3:15 PM CT // 4:15 PM ET

During Hours
Performers, Networking & Expo



2 PM PT // 4 PM CT // 5 PM ET

1) Level Up & Gain Visibility

2) Salary Negotiation 101


2:45 PM PT // 4:45 PM CT // 5:45 PM ET

1) AMA with Technical Recruiters

2) AMA with Non-Technical Recruiters


3:30 PM PT // 5:30 PM CT // 6:30 PM ET

1) Building an International Remote Startup

2) Overcoming Marianismo & Elevating Your Career


4:15 PM-5 PM PT // 6:15 PM CT-7 PM CT // 7:15 PM PT-8 PM ET

After Hours
Performers, Networking & Expo

Day 2 - LHM Summit

Day 2

Thursday, October 8th

Career Growth

9 AM-11 AM PT // 11 AM-1 PM CT // 12 PM-2 PM ET

Before Hours
Networking & Expo



11 AM PT // 1 PM CT // 2 PM ET

Keynote with Max Tuchman, Latinx CEO + Co-Founder of Caribu



11:45 AM PT // 1:45 PM CT // 2:45 PM ET

1) Designing with Inclusion

2) Claim Your Space to Challenge the Imposter Experience


12:30 PM PT // 2:30 PM CT // 3:30 PM ET

1) Como la Flor - Recognizing Toxic Work Environments

2) Your Personal Guide to Understanding Your Recruiter


1:15 PM PT // 3:15 PM CT // 4:15 PM ET

During Hours
Performers, Networking & Expo



2 PM PT // 4 PM CT // 5 PM ET

1) Day in the Life of a PM

2) Getting Promoted to Senior Engineer


2:45 PM PT // 4:45 PM CT // 5:45 PM ET

1) Panel with Community Managers

2) Latinas in Engineering


3:30 PM PT // 5:30 PM CT // 6:30 PM ET

1) Bridging the Gap between Education & Career in Tech

2) Decolonizing Work


4:15 PM-5 PM PT // 6:15 PM CT-7 PM CT // 7:15 PM PT-8 PM ET

After Hours
Performers, Networking & Expo

Day 3 - LHM Summit

Day 3

Friday, October 9th

Celebrating Community

9 AM-11 AM PT // 11 AM-1 PM CT // 12 PM-2 PM ET

Before Hours
Networking & Expo



11 AM PT // 1 PM CT // 2 PM ET

Fireside Chat with Product Leadership from Netflix



11:45 AM PT // 1:45 PM CT // 2:45 PM ET

1) Uplifting our Paths to Tech, Becoming Advocates

2) Living in Spanglish, and what about it?


12:30 PM PT // 2:30 PM CT // 3:30 PM ET

1) Finding Community in ERGs

2) Navigating Success as a Queer Latinx in Tech


1:15 PM PT // 3:15 PM CT // 4:15 PM ET

During Hours
Performers, Networking & Expo



2 PM PT // 4 PM CT // 5 PM ET

1) The Magic of Afro-Latinidad: Compartmentalizing our Identity & Experience as Afro-Latinx

2) Building A Career and Community in Civic Tech


2:45 PM PT // 4:45 PM CT // 5:45 PM ET

1) Latinx Podcast Panel

2) Fireside Chat on Your Right to Vote



3:30 PM PT // 5:30 PM CT // 6:30 PM ET

Pop Up Magazine — Stories for Latinx Heritage Month



4:15 PM-5 PM PT // 6:15 PM CT-7 PM CT // 7:15 PM PT-8 PM ET

After Hours
Performers, Networking & Expo

Sponsors & Partners 💙

Hosted on
Hopin.to 💻

We'll be using Hopin.to to host #LHM Summit which comes packed with a lot of great features!

  • Join hands-on sessions
  • Visit expo booths
  • Network 1-on-1

Raffle Prizes 🎁


Headspace Subscriptions

Live a healthier, happier, more well-rested life in just a few minutes a day with the Headspace app.


2 subscriptions available, $95 value each.


Coffee Shift Connoisseur Kits

Coffee Shift is co-owned by the participating growers and was created to share greater benefit with the very farmers who produce our coffee- coffee that is more fair than fair trade.


4 kits available, $30 value each.


General Assembly
Scholarships & Gift Cards

Master new skills in design, marketing, technology, and data — online or at GA's campuses around the world.


12-Week On Demand Course — 5 scholarships available, $850 value each.


Workshop Gift Card - 5 gift cards, $250 value each.


Interviewing.io Practice Interviews

Practice interviewing with engineers from Google, Facebook, and more... anonymously.


3 interviews available, $100 value each.

Join us on Slack 👥

If you're part of Techqueria's Slack community, you can join us in #lhm-summit where you can receive updates and ask us any questions.

Slack Community

Frequently Asked Questions 🤔

Do I need to RSVP to attend the day of?

Yep, you sure do. Make sure to RSVP to get a special link that will allow you to create your profile on Hopin and also receive reminder emails.

What platform is Techqueria using to host the summit?

We are using Hopin.to which supports a main stage, expo booths, 1:1 networking sessions and panel sessions.

Can I just attend one day or one session?

Yes, the event is free to attend so please attend what sessions are most appealing to you! You will still need to RSVP if you want to attend any session though.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

Yes, please refer to Techqueria's Code of Conduct. You will be booted out of the event if you violate it.

How do I convince my manager to let me attend?

Check out this sample copy we've created that you can share with your manager.

Will there be swag?

But of course! Not everyone will get swag but we'll be definitely be giving a couple of random lucky winners some awesome items that get shipped directly to them.

Can I sponsor this event?

Yes, but we will have limited sponsorship options starting September 12th and will stop taking requests on September 30th. Reach out to us at partnerships@techqueria.org if interested.

Can I be a speaker?

We closed our call for speakers starting September 12th so unfortunately, no but please feel free to submit your info for consideration for other Techqueria events.

Do speakers receive an honorarium?

Yes, of course. We value the time and effort it takes to create engaging content for our attendees to interact with. The honorarium is $100 for panelists and $250 for those who are the sole speaker for their session.

How many attendees will there be?

We are expecting over 1,000 RSVPs and at least 300 folks in attendance at any given time.

How can I share this event?

Check out the #LHM Summit Social Media Kit for images and copy you can use to share the event with friends.

How do I use Hopin?

We have a guide for attendees to maximize their experience at Techqueria's #LHM Summit that includes a guide to using Hopin.

Is there a calendar I can add?

You can view the calendar of all the sessions happening in #LHM Summit. You can also subscribe to the calendar so they all show up in your calendar automatically.

I still have questions!

Reach out to us at support@techqueria.org or chat with us directly through our website for general questions.

The Team 💛

Who's making all this possible

Felipe Ventura

Executive Director, Techqueria

Frances Coronel

Executive Director, Techqueria

Mary Ramirez

Partnerships Lead, Techqueria

Francisco Cruz-Mendoza

Social Media Lead, Techqueria

Cari Perez

Chapter Director for Miami, Techqueria

Sal Ramirez

Volunteer — Speakers, Promos & Raffle Prizes

Michael Urbina

Volunteer — Influencers, Comms

Cat Martinez

Volunteer — Sessions, Hopin.to

Maria Jose Rios

Volunteer — Social Media

Yazeli Cruz

Volunteer — Influencers, Promos & Raffle Prizes

Roberto Salcido

Volunteer — Comms

Irene Rivera

Volunteer — Social Media


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ℹ️About 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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