T3 stands for Teaching Tech Together. This a group of volunteers that wanted to bring many of the grass roots efforts together and share best practices, who’s doing what and see if there are opportunities to collaborate with organizations that could or complementing the work we are doing. From all of their efforts, T3 Summit was born.
Hosted at the Google Office in Boulder, Colorado, the summit brought together about 25 people from various organizations that are all improve the equity, diversity and inclusion in tech mainly from a grassroots efforts.
Organizations represented at the conference.
- #YesWeCode @YesWeCode
- Systers, an AnitaB.org Community @systers_org @systers_awards
- National Center for Women in Technology @NCWIT
- Tech Kids Unlimited @TechKidsU
- Kapor Center for Social Impact @KaporCenter
- Level Playing Field @lpfi
- All Star Code @allstarcode
- Strong TIES
- Hear Me Code @hearmecode
- Ada Developers Academy @adaacademy
- PyLadies DC @PyLadiesDC
- Mission Launch @mission_launch
- Qeyno Labs @qeyno
- Hispanic Heritage Foundation @HHFoundation
- Mozilla @Mozilla
- Ladies Learning Code @learningcode
- Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST) at Arizona State University
- Open Source Bridge @osbridge
- Chicago Women Developers @CWDevs
- NYC Foundation for Computer Science Education @csnyc
- Michelle in Training@MichInTraining and Diverse Tech @DiverseTechn
- First Look Media @firstlook
Students representing their research from:
- Lab for Data Intensive Biology (LDIB) at University of California Davis
- University of Toronto
What was fascinating was to hear the stories from all of the participants on their path to where they are now and how they are making a difference in their community through technology. There were very candid discussions about race, gender, sexual orientation, people with disabilities and class and the lack of equity, diversity and inclusion in the tech industry from all of these groups. The amount of sharing and learning that weekend left participants motivate, inspired and energetic to continue the work they’re doing as well as collaborating more with organizations in attendance.
Thank you to the organizers, the sponsors, and attendees. Keep inspiring us all through your work!
T3 Summit Band On Location at Google Boulder