Support Us

Help us grow the largest Latinx in Tech communities by becoming a sponsor, speaker or volunteer.

Mission Statement ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

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 ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

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

Slogan ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

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

Overview ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

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 ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

August 9, 2019 ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

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

June 19, 2019 ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

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

March 7, 2019 ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit.

November 15, 2015 ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

First Meetup with 3 people in attendance.

Chapters ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

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 ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

These stats are as of August 19, 2019.

We have ~15,000+ member reach.

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

Members by Profession ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

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.

Become a Sponsor ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Sponsorship packages last one year and sponsors must sign a contract and provide payment before commitments start.

We are also open to custom packages but these are our base tiers.

Sponsorship Packages ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Diamond
(50K)
Titanium
(30K)
Platinum
(20K)
Gold
(10K)
Silver
(6K)
Bronze
(2K)
Iron
(1K)
Number of Events 4 3 2 1 1 1
Webinar
1
Comida
Per Month
Job postings 5 4 3 2
Social media posts 4 3 2 1
Visibility
Sponsor booth โœ…
Logo in slides โœ…
Logo in emails โœ… โœ…
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Logo on website โœ… โœ… โœ… โœ… โœ… โœ… โœ…
Event on community calendar โœ… โœ… โœ… โœ… โœ… โœ… โœ…
Per Event
Blog post โœ… โœ… โœ… โœ…
Video recording โœ… โœ… โœ… โœ… โœ…
Photographer โœ… โœ… โœ… โœ… โœ…
Support
Private Slack channel โœ… โœ… โœ… โœ… โœ… โœ… โœ…

We will invite our Diamond sponsors to have a booth at certain Techqueria events separate from the ones hosted with the sponsor.

Logo in slides ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

The sponsor logo is showcased on slides in the beginning of all Techqueria events for one year.

Job postings ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

The monthly job postings are shared through the monthly email newsletter.

Social media posts ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

The monthly social media posts are shared on Techqueriaโ€™s Twitter, Facebook Page, LinkedIn Page and Google Business.

Events ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Event Commitments ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

For each event, Techqueria commits to providing ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

  • a slot for up to one speaker picked by or associated with sponsor
  • an event page (hosted through Splashthat, Eventbrite, Meetup or our website)
  • attendee list with job function, LinkedIn and resume
  • enforcement of our Code of Conduct
  • marketing for the event
  • slides showcasing speakers and sponsor
  • speakers from the Techqueria community
  • volunteers to help with registration (if applicable)

For each event, the sponsor commits to providing ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

  • A/V for slides/speakers
    • at minimum this usually translates to the ability for a speaker to have a hand held mic and display slides
  • event space
    • our events usually have 100 to 300 people but we can work with all sizes
  • catering (food and drinks)
    • we also require some kind of ID check so drinks are not served to those who are underage
  • name tags
  • security

Nice to haves ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

  • at least one activity for attendees to engage in before or after the event (photo booth, crafting activity, etc)
  • dedicated bar
  • an intro/pitch talk by the sponsor that is up to 10 minutes

Event Types ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Local ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Our workshops and meetups allow participants to discuss their work, prepare for critical milestones in their career, establish goals and accountability through peer mentorship, and explore how to navigate our workplaces as underrepresented members of the tech industry.

Comida ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Outside our regular workshops and meetups, we often meet up and network at food gathering events that we call comidas. This is an opportunity to share our rich, diverse cultures through food and fun! Anyone in our community can organize a comida and a company can also sponsor one for up to 25 people.

Webinar ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Gain exposure to a wider audience beyond one night and be inclusive of remote employees or attendees outside our chapter locations. Through a webinar, we will stream your event through YouTube and extend your reach.

Private ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Host a private workshop or community event at your company where we discuss a specific topic. Previous topics have included coaching on executive presence and public speaking, building effective employee resource groups, and navigating the workplace as an individual contributor.

Other Types of Events ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

  • 5 minute rapid style with 10+ people speaking
  • 1 hour with 1 person where they are teaching something
  • 1 hour panels/fireside chat
    • 3 to 6 people
    • 1 moderator
  • comida meetup
  • ERG leads
  • hackathon
  • workshops
  • plain old networking/happy hour

Event Topics ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

These are topics that have been covered or discussed at Techqueria events so far.

  • being a senior engineer
  • cloud tech
  • cyber security
  • data science
  • designers
  • diversity in a meritocracy
  • edtech
  • health tech
  • Latinx in analytics
  • Latinx in e-commerce
  • Latinx in fin-tech
  • leadership
  • open-source
  • tech & immigration
  • tech for good
  • unconventional paths into tech

Community Partnerships ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

We also support community partnerships with other nonprofit orgs or conferences that are working towards similar goals.

Nonprofits ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Techqueria can provide financial sponsorship, more visibility or mentors to nonprofits in exchange for access to their network and the opportunity to showcase Techqueria as a valuable resource.

Conferences ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

Techqueria can provide visibility to your conference through social media posts, our email newsletter and by showcasing our logo on our website.

In exchange, your conference can provide our members free or discounted tickets and/or a chance to speak at your conference.

๐Ÿ“žBook a Partnership Call ๐Ÿ”—๏ธŽ

If you're interested in partnering with Techqueria, you can set up a partnership call with us.

We use calendly.com/techqueria for calls which allows you to can select the time most convenient for you โ€” no back and forth emails!

๐ŸฅฐOther Ways to Support Us

๐Ÿ•’Most Recent Events

โœจ2019 Partners & Sponsorsโœจ

๐Ÿ”ฑGold Sponsors

Organizations that have committed $10,000+.

Sentry

๐ŸงญSilver Sponsors

Organizations that have committed $6,000+.

Adobe

๐ŸบBronze Sponsors

Organizations that have committed $2,000+.

Abstract
AppDynamics
CBS Interactive
Climate Corporation

๐Ÿ’™Community Partners

Organizations we partner with that also support Latinx in Tech.

Code Nation
Latinas in Tech
LTX Fest
Tech Inclusion Conference and Career Fair

๐Ÿ’ปSoftware Supporters

Organizations that have given us discounted or free software as a nonprofit.

MailClark
Netlify
Notion
Slack

๐Ÿ•’Past Supporters & Partners

Organizations that have supported us or partnered with us in the past.

We've had 49 different organizations support us in some capacity since 2015.

AdRoll
Braintree
Cal State LA
CareMessage
Cisco Meraki
Critical Mass
Dev Bootcamp
DigitalOcean
Dropbox
ECO-SYSTM
GitHub
Google
Hackbright Academy
Huge
I Am An Immigrant
Informed K12
Kapor Center
LendingClub
Lumosity
Lyft
Mailchimp
Mixpanel
NextSpace Berkeley
Splunk
Spotify
Stripe
Tech Jobs Tour
Techstars
Teens Exploring Technology
Twilio
Twitter
Uber
Udacity
Walmart Labs
Yammer

๐ŸŽ—๏ธActive Patreon Supporters

Patreon supporters who pledge $25 or more each month


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๐ŸŒฎAbout 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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