Fair Play’s first season featured some fantastic communities and makers, thinkers and educators, organizations and overall superheros promoting diversity and inclusion in their niche of tech and design. Learn a little bit about who we worked with and how to get involved with them below.
Tech Inclusion / http://techinclusion.co / September 11 - 12 / San Francisco
We kicked off our first round of Fair Play with Tech Inclusion. This event, put on by Change Catalyst, is committed to inclusive innovation and the development of solutions for diversity in tech. Bonus: their founders practice what they teach, by having a very diverse team.
Women In Tech Summit / http://womenintechsummit.net / Sep 26 / Baltimore
An event run by women, for women, to help the futures of women in tech. All proceeds of the event support the non-profit TechGirlz.org, who empowers young women to want to be future leaders in tech. This event understands that not all careers in tech deal with coding, featuring a community from all facets and levels.
Lesbians Who Tech NY Summit / http://lesbianswhotech.org / Oct 1 - 4 / NYC
Lesbians Who Tech is an inclusive space where queers in tech (and the people who support them) can experience a tech conference unlike any other. The summit has a focus on health and finance technology, and includes an annual hackathon. They focus on the fantastic queer women who have advanced the tech community, while empowering the next generation.
TSH / https://learntsh.com / Oct 2 - 3 / NYC
The Secret Handshake is made by creatives for students looking for solutions, insight, and answers on how to develop their business. It’s about your personal brand, your voice, and providing career support to students. They host local events, as well as providing extensive online resources.
Girl Develop It Summit / https://www.girldevelopit.com/summit / Nov 6 - 8 / Philadelphia
This annual Summit brings together women from their nation-wide chapters to give them an opportunity to receive training and support, as well as connections so they can continue the mission of GDI at home. GDI provides women nationwide with affordable opportunities to learn software and web development.
GaymerX / http://gaymerx.com / Dec 11 - 13 / San Jose, CA
We wrapped up the season at GamerX, an annual gaming convention that was the first to focus on LGBTQ gaming. While it fosters a safe and fun environment for marginalized gamers of all identities to experience panels focused on queer issues or queer devs, the conference and all of its events are made for everyone to experience.