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Speakers Who Want a Platform

Rationale

Often, we find speaker lists or panels at conferences and other events that lack people from underrepresented groups. At times, we hear the excuse that there aren't enough people from underrepresented groups to reach out to or that they couldn't find any that wanted to participate. This list aims to fix that problem.

Everyone who wants to speak should consider adding themselves if you identify as part of an underrepresented group. Everyone's experiences matter and should be heard - no matter your skill level, title, role, etc. Please check out the CONTRIBUTING.md file for guidelines for contributing.

Speakers

Iheanyi Ekechukwu
Software Engineer
DigitalOcean
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Ben Ilegbodu
Lead UI Engineer
Eventbrite
Blog | Twitter | GitHub

Juan Soto
Web Developer
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Susan Lin
Product Designer
Website | Twitter | GitHub | Medium

Jonah Kirangi
Front-End Software Engineer
Remitly
Website | Twitter | YouTube | GitHub

Johnny Ray Austin
Director of Technology
ISL
Website | Twitter | Github | Blog

Emmanuel Obi
Software Engineer
5th Column | Website | Twitter | Github-personal | Github-pro

Hardy Jones
Software Engineer
NoRedInk
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Corey Hobbs
Business Development: Integrations
GitHub
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Alison Stanton
Chief Problem Solver (Data Engineer & Architect)
Stanton Ventures
Website & Blog | Twitter | Github

David Yarde
Partner & Creative Director
Sevenality
Personal Website | Company Website | Twitter | GitHub | Linkedin | Youtube | Amazon | Dribbble

Adekunle Oduye
Product Designer
Website | Twitter | GitHub | Blog

Obinwanne Hill
Founder and Lead Developer
Restive
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Alexander Miranda
Software Engineer
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Vaidehi Joshi
Software Engineer
Imprint
Website | Twitter | GitHub| Blog

Ashley Ellis
Software Engineer
thoughtbot
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Ruth Miller
Product Manager and Facilitator
Website | Twitter | LinkedIn

Lauren Tan
Senior Full Stack Engineer
Netflix
Website | Twitter | GitHub | LinkedIn

Lyn Muldrow
Technical Manager & Front-End Developer
Hack the Hood
Website | Twitter | LinkedIn

Gloria Kimbwala
Campus Technical Specialist
Square
Twitter | LinkedIn | GitHub

Patricia Realini
Software Engineer
Bustle
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Jacky Alciné
Software Engineer that Uses a Afropick as His Leader Key
Website | Twitter | Current Mood

Michael Lancaster
Software Engineer
Uptake
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Ron Bronson
Service Designer & UX Strategist
Twitter | Medium | Lanyrd | Speakerdeck

Vasanth Krishnamoorthy
Sr. Front End Engineer
WalmartLabs
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Karmen Blake
Software Engineer
https://www.usertesting.com
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Timothy B. Smith
Frontend Designer
Website | Twitter | GitHub | Blog

Taylor Barnett
Developer Evangelist
Keen IO
Twitter | Website | GitHub

Camille Emefa Acey
VP Customer Success
Clubhouse
Blog | Twitter

Rong Lu
Program Manager
Microsoft
Channel9| Twitter

Guilherme (coder) de Souza
Product Engineer
Sprinklr
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Ivana McConnell
UI/UX Designer
Customer.io
Website | Twitter | LinkedIn

Paul Anthony Webb
Front-End Designer & Developer
Queralt Inc
Website | Twitter | GitLab

Maria Naggaga
Program Manager
Microsoft
Website | Twitter | GitHub | Art

Jennifer Wong
Software Engineer
Eventbrite
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Serena Chen
Designer
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Sonya Mann
Writer & Analyst
Independent
Website | Twitter | GitHub | Past Talks

Ramesh Nair
Full-stack developer
HiddenTao
Website | Twitter | GitHub | Linkedin

Terri Burns
Associate Product Manager
Twitter
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Christina Truong
Front-end Developer & Tech Educator
Independent
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Megan Tiu
Software Engineer
CallRail
Website | Twitter | GitHub | LinkedIn

Jennifer Refat
Software Engineer
Website | Twitter | Github

Kimberly Muñoz
Front End Web Developer
Website | Twitter | Github

Steve Lacy
Full-stack developer & Security researcher
Fact0ry / Independent
Website | Twitter | Github

Atif Azam
Product Designer
MongoDB
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Irfan Ahmad
Lead QA Engineer
Upgrad.com
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Idmar Ramos Junior (Id)
UX Designer
Booking.com
Website | Twitter | GitHub | Speaker Deck

Lovisa Svallingson
Software Engineer
CA Technologies (Rally Software)
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Emily Dowdle
Software Engineer
Wazee Digital
Website | Twitter | GitHub | Conference Talks

Marla Brizel
Software Developer
Democracy Works
Website | Twitter | GitHub

Husani S. Oakley
Chief Technology Officer
GoldBean
Personal Website | Company Website | Twitter | GitHub | Linkedin

Stacey Haffner
Program Manager | Co-Founder/Developer
Microsoft | What Up Games, LLC
Twitter | GitHub | Channel 9 | Website

Jamie Chung
Engineer
Dropbox
Website | Twitter | GitHub | LinkedIn

Mike McGarr Engineering Manager, Developer Productivity & Insight Netflix Website | Twitter | Github | Slideshare

Princiya Marina Sequeira
Software Engineer FrontEnd
Zalando, Berlin
Blog | Twitter | GitHub

Kim Crayton
Business Relationship Strategist
Kim Crayton LLC
Website | Website | Twitter | Twitter | Blog | Previous Presentations

Courtney Wilburn
Back-End Developer/Programmer
O3 World | Website | Twitter | GitHub

Sumana Harihareswara Founder, open source expert and maintainer Changeset Consulting Website | Twitter | GitHub | Past talks | Blog

Zach Carter
Founder & Design Engineer
Website | Twitter | GitHub | LinkedIn

Anjuan Simmons
Technical Program Manager
Assemble Systems
Website | My Talks | Book Me | Contact Me
Twitter | GitHub | LinkedIn

Asia Hoe Product Designer Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | GitHub