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Out in Tech Atlanta

October 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

October 7, in collaboration with Reddit, Out in Tech will virtually land in Atlanta, where the start-up culture is strong and companies are setting their sights on a big tech boom. Who’s here for the culture, though?

This two-part panel event will discuss that. OIT will leverage influential tech executives, corporate owned channels, culture makers, press, and members of our community to elevate Atlanta’s tech workforce. Hear from leaders at Reddit, LinkedIn, Mailchimp, WarnerMedia, and more!

PANEL #1: Coming to Atlanta: How will companies build a culture of trust & care?

Over the last decade, industries from tech to entertainment have grown seismically in Atlanta and there’s no sign of stopping: With Black people representing half of the overall population and 25% of its tech force, the opportunity to impact the workforce is strong. In this conversation, industry leaders will share their investment in the start-up ecosystem, and how they plan to care for Atlanta’s communities in sustainable ways.

Panel #2: The entrepreneurial mindset

There’s no doubt that Atlanta has become the tech capital of the South. With its business-friendly tax cuts and abundance of talent coming from Georgia Tech and HBCUs Morehouse, Spelman and Clark, Atlanta has become one of the most dynamic startup cities in the U.S. Our panelists will discuss their lived experience in the startup ecosystem for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC entrepreneurs and tech professionals.

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Out in Tech is the world’s largest non-profit community of LGBTQ+ tech leaders and aspiring techies (Out in Tech U), founded in NYC in 2013. We believe tech must be representative of all intersectional identities — Black, Latinx, AAPI, Indigenous, immigrant, trans, non-binary, disabled, neurodivergent, and more.

Link with 15k LGBTQ+ tech professionals in our Slack channel.