2017-02-14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
WeWork Chelsea
115 W 18th St
2nd Floor, New York
NY 10011
Out in Tech New York | We're Tech-nically Dating @ WeWork Chelsea | New York | NY | United States

The rise of U.S. dating apps has fundamentally altered how members of the LGBTQ community find partners and connect to one another. In fact, nearly two-thirds of gay and lesbian couples in the U.S. met online.

This V-Day, Out in Tech will host a panel discussion with the brains behind some of these apps to discuss their design, how they target various pockets of our community, as well as their implications for privacy and inclusion.

The panel will be moderated by Les Fabian Brathwaite, Senior Editor at Out Magazine.

Panelists will include:
Ollie Locke, co-founder of Chappy
Robyn Exton, founder of Her
Jane Reynolds, Senior Editor of OKCupid
Ari Waldman, Director of Innovation Center for Law & Technology at New York Law School

WeWork Chelsea
115 W. 18th St, 2nd Floor
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Panel begins 6:30 PM
Social at 7:30 PM.

Complimentary drinks and snacks provided. Must be 21+ to attend.

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community. We empower aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for the next generation of LGBTQ youth.


Out in Tech New York | We're Tech-nically Dating

  • JANE REYNOLDS Jane is a Senior Editor at OkCupid and has been working in the online lifestyle field since she graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in English. After several years at Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor hotel review website, she joined OkCupid in October of last year to focus on the dating site's content marketing.

  • OLLIE LOCKE Ollie has a successful career in UK television starring in the BAFTA award-winning show "Made in Chelsea." In 2013, Ollie became the first person to ever come out on reality TV in the UK and, after struggling with his identity as a bisexual man, came out as gay in 2016. He has recently taken a step back from "Made in Chelsea" and is now co-founder of Chappy, a new gay dating app launching this spring.

  • ARI WALDMAN Ari is Associate Professor of Law & Director of the Innovation Center for Law & Technology at New York Law School, the Founder/Director of the Institute for CyberSafety, and the Legal Editor at Towleroad. Ari also researches how technologists integrate privacy into the products and platforms they design. His book, Privacy As Trust, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.

  • ROBYN EXTON Robyn is the founder of Her - The App for LGBTQ Women. Focusing on the unique ways women want to meet and talk to each other, Her is finally answering what women want. With content, events and community sections, Her is opening up opportunities for LGBTQ women that never existed before.

  • LES FABIAN BRATHWAITE Les is a writer, noted wit and bon vivant struggling to make America "meh" again. He's Senior Editor of Out Magazine, where he writes mostly about race, identity, pop culture and various other queer things—either with tongue firmly in cheek or fist balled in rage. He also freelances for the likes of the Advocate, NewNowNext, and The Tenth and Candy magazines.