Out in Tech SF | Breaking into Tech

May 21, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

UPDATE:For those unable to make it, we will be live streaming the panel discussion here! We are slated to start the chat at 7p PST, but you can tune in as early as 6:30p PST.

As the tech industry continues to grow with unparalleled opportunity, many are left on the outside – wondering how they too can be a part of the innovation. Having the right skills is just one of the challenges people face. The roadblocks of breaking into tech are exacerbated for marginalized communities and LGBTQ+ people, who may not have the right background and dont have a clear path.

Join Out in Tech SF atAsana for an all-star panel of experts who know what it takes to Break into Tech. We’ll hear their stories and discuss how theyre actively working to uplift marginalized communities.

6:00 PM | Doors
7:00 PM | Panel discussion
8:00 PM | Networking

Snacks and beverages provided
Eventbrite RSVP free and required
21+ to attend

Please note that due to the nature of our free events and to ensure a full house, RSVP does not guarantee entry. We will stop check-in and may be required to turn ticketholders away once we reach capacity. Please arrive early.

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Kunal Dalal – Campus Director, Flatiron School

Kunal Dalal is a former teacher, high school administrator, small business owner and has now over the past 6 years has become embedded at the intersection of tech and education. His current work is with the coding bootcamp Flatiron School, where he hopes to help change what we think of when we say tech person.

Katie DeCarlo – Organizational Strategy & former Chief of Staff, Asana

Katie originally worked in the nonprofit space with a specific focus on legislative and electoral organizing. This included local issues (neighborhood development) on up to statewide issues (reproductive justice, etc). She also ran field programs during the 2009-2010 midterm elections in New York, Ohio, and Florida.Asana is the first SaaS company she’s worked for – as Chief of Staff for two years, and now in Organizational Strategy.

Jed Kolko – Chief Economist, Indeed

Jed Kolko is Chief Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab. Previously he was Chief Economist and VP of Analytics at Trulia, the online real estate marketplace. He has also led research teams at the Public Policy Institute of California and at Forrester Research.

Kelly Schuur – Head of Sales, Flockjay

Kelly is a queer and genderqueer tech sales leader. Kelly founded her own sales consulting firm, Misfit Labs, after nearly a decade selling at companies including Google, Box and Intercom. Today, Kelly is the head of sales at Flockjay (YCW19) where she teaches the next generation of modern, diverse sales pros.

Moderated by

Jessica Clayton – Senior Product Manager, Zorroa & SF Leadership Team Member, Out in Tech

Jessica is a Senior Product Manager at Zorroa, a visual machine learning company. The path here was less than straight-forward. 5 years ago she couldnt land a job at a tech company despite hundreds of conversations. So, she spun up her own consulting firm, worked retail and in fitness to help with bills, and finally landed her first tech job after a year-long hunt. She recently joined Zorroa to fulfill her dream of making ethical machine learning available to the masses.


1550 Bryant St, Suite 200 (side entrance on the corner street), San Francisco, CA 94103


UPDATE:For those unable to make it, we will be live streaming the panel discussion here! We are slated to start the chat at 7p PST, but yo



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