Pride in Tech 2023 Panel Discussion

Join us for Flatiron School’s Pride In Tech 2023 Panel Discussion on a screen near you Wednesday, June 28th at 1pm EST.

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At Flatiron School, we know that meaningful things happen when people from diverse backgrounds work together. That’s why, each Pride month, we host a panel highlighting members of the LGBTQ+ community thriving in tech.

Last Year’s Pride in Tech 2022 Panel:

In 2022, our “Pride in Tech” panel participants shared how diversity and inclusion impact the LGBTQIA+ community working in tech and how companies can support LGBTQIA+ equality. Panelists featured were: 

August Rowe (They/Them), Data and Impact Director at Southwest Youth and Family Services.

Louis Casanave (He/Him), a former Data Science student. He went on to graduate from Flatiron School in November 2022 and is now an Analytics Consultant at Wells Fargo.

Brandon Tomecsko (He/They), a former Software Engineering student. He went on to graduate from Flatiron School in April 2023 and is now a Software Developer at Cook Systems. 

Em Kramm (She/They), a former Software Engineering student. She went on to graduate from Flatiron School in August 2022. 

Reito Serizawa (He/Him), a former Software Engineering student. He went on to graduate from Flatiron School in July 2022 and is now a Software Engineer at Skift.

Wael Gomaa (He/Him), a former Software Engineering student. He went on to graduate from Flatiron School in June 2022 and is now a Data Analyst at SDG Group.

Brittany (Ritta) Kelly (She/Her), a former Software Engineering student. She went on to graduate from Flatiron School in August 2022 and is now a Membership Director & Head of Influencer Relations at Parlor Social Club.

Throughout the event, panelists discussed what tech does to support the community, what it could do better, and their own experiences in the field. Watch last year’s full panel below:

This Year’s Pride in Tech 2023 Panel:

This year, Flatiron School will host another thought-provoking panel conversation on the challenges and triumphs of being LGBTQIA+ in the tech industry. Our panelists will share their personal stories and insights on how to create a more inclusive and supportive workplace culture for the LGBTQIA+ community in tech.

Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, an aspiring LGBTQIA+ professional, or simply someone who wants to learn more about this incredible intersection, this is the perfect opportunity to expand your horizons and join the conversation.

Whether you’re hoping to get into tech, currently pursuing an education, or are looking for your next opportunity, this panel is for everyone. Bring all of your questions and get ready to be inspired by our panelist’s stories!

Disclaimer: The information in this blog is current as of June 13, 2023. Current policies, offerings, procedures, and programs may differ.

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