Hacking Diversity | Las Vegas, NV | August 9-12

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE HACKING DIVERSITY LAS VEGAS 2018, A FOUR DAY EVENT TO SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE THE INFORMATION SECURITY AND HACKING COMMUNITY TO HACK THE WORLD AROUND US IN POSITIVE MEANINGFUL WAYS.


 ITSPmagazine is extraordinarily proud to be the official media partner of
Hacking Diversity Las Vegas 2018.

For those of you who have been following us for the past two years, this partnership shouldn't come as a surprise. By now you are aware that diversity—and, even more specifically, DIVERSE IT—has always been center stage on this cybersecurity show that performs At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society. 

 

Rose Hindman, who founded the non-profit Technology Diversified in 2017, says about the upcoming event:

“Diversity is more than just the latest fad. It is not just checked boxes and lip service, but a concept to be actively modeled and pursued in the workplace and daily life. It enriches the pool of problem solvers, creators, and users of technology, and manifests ingenuity and creativity that would otherwise be overlooked by a homogenous workforce.”


Technology Diversified hopes that by bringing a greater awareness of the diverse roles, cultures and verticals in cybersecurity to an inclusive audience, they can help connect people with jobs and community resources in the tech industry.
 

As ITSPmagazine’s Diverse IT podcast host Selena Templeton says:

Finally, a conference about diversity that is actually diverse! We all know about the lack of diversity in the technology industry. These days everybody is talking about diversity and inclusion, but who is actually walking the talk? This conference focuses not just on gender and race, but gender identity, age, neurodiversity, returning to the workforce, invisible bias, ally skills and more.

 

We know many of the people who brought this conference to life, who will be speaking at the event, and who will be there to meet and help all the diverse folks out there. We know that these professionals do actually walk that talk.

 

We are proudly and unapologetically walking that talk with them and we invite you to join us in this wonderful and much-needed adventure. 

 

The more the merrier.

Only together can we make a difference.


Join us at Caesars Palace | Las Vegas, NV


Latest updates from the organizers (August 4th, 2018)

Due to organizer injury, we are no longer hosting parties. We may have open social hours, if we do they will be posted on our website and Twitter.

We are excited to announce our keynote speaker Deidre Diamond.

The CFP is now closed, and the schedule for the event and talk descriptions are posted on the website. 

Pre-registration will be on Wednesday. Hours and location to be posted Wednesday morning,


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FEATURES:

Talks and workshops on allyship, diversity, inclusion, and workplace issues

Presentations featuring our sponsors, partners, and companies that promote the values of diversity and inclusion

Networking socials to help people find work and connect with others who support diversity and inclusion

Quiet parties from 8-midnight on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We’re introvert friendly and are keeping it alcohol-free and family-friendly.

TOPICS:

Invisible Bias
Inclusion Workshops
Peer Support
Tech People of Color
Learning Disabilities At Work
Differently Abled People At Work
Gender Identity At Work
Identifying and Addressing Microinequities
Age Discrimination At Work
Sexual Harassment
Returning to the Workforce
Ally Skills
HR Interaction

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  Latest News

An Introduction to the First Edition of the Hacking Diversity Event

An ITSPmagazine Chats On The Road To Las Vegas Podcast with Selena Templeton, Marco Ciappelli, and Rose Hindman, Executive Director at Technology Diversified.

 

Diversity Training Is Useless Until You Make Unconscious Bias Conscious

Selena Templeton, Executive Editor of ITSPmagazine and podcast host of Diverse IT, gives us a sneak peek into the talk that she will be giving at the Hacking Diversity conference: No amount of diversity training will help if your core beliefs are inherently prejudiced against a certain group of people, such as "girls aren't good at science.”

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For more ITSPmagazine's Las Vegas 2018 Coverage plans, news, and updates: click here


Press Release

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 – Portland, OR – Today, Technology Diversified, a 501(c)3 non-profit based out of the Northwest, announced that they will host Hacking Diversity Las Vegas 2018, a 4 day conference concurrent with DEFCON 26 in Las Vegas, NV August 9th – 12th in the Caesars’ Palace Tower. Technology Diversified was formed to provide education and resources that promote employment, peer-support, diversity, and inclusion in technology.

Rose Hindman, who founded this non-profit in 2017, said about the upcoming event “Diversity is more than just the latest fad. It is not just checked boxes and lip service, but a concept to be actively modeled and pursued in the workplace and daily life. It enriches the pool of problem-solvers, creators, and users of technology and manifests ingenuity and creativity that would otherwise be overlooked by a homogenous workforce.” Technology Diversified hopes that by bringing a greater awareness of the diverse roles, cultures and verticals in cybersecurity to an inclusive audience. They can help connect people with jobs community resources in the tech industry.

It’s a well-known fact that cybersecurity has a hiring crisis. The cybersecurity association (ISC)2 reports that we will be short 1.8 million workers in the cybersecurity sector by 2021. A recent report published by CSO Online goes even further to include international job vacancies and pushes that number over 3 million needed cybersecurity workers! All those openings, and yet, (ISC)2 says women STILL only comprise 11% of the security workforce. People of color, both men and women, people with disabilities, gaps in their work history, and many others can be recruited to fill these roles in greater numbers, if only the cybersecurity industry can break the stereotype that to work in security you need to be a man in a black hoodie hunched over a keyboard.

Included in the program content for Hacking Diversity Las Vegas 2018, will be: Presentations on allyship, diversity, and workplace issues. Presentations featuring our partners, sponsors, and companies that promote the values of diversity and inclusion. Networking Socials to help people find work and connect with others who support diversity and inclusion. Quiet parties from 8-midnight on Thursday and Friday. We’re introvert friendly and are keeping it alcohol-free and family-friendly. Speakers are being confirmed and the CFP process is now open. Companies and individuals who are interested in sponsoring, or getting involved should visit the Sponsorship page.

Technology Diversified is thrilled to partner with ITSPmagazine, the official media partner of Hacking Diversity Las Vegas 2018.

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About Technology Diversified: Technology Diversified is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing education and resources that promote employment, peer-support, diversity, and inclusion in technology. We support underrepresented people and allies from all professional backgrounds, races, sexual orientations, gender identity, age, neurodiversity, and level of ability. Technology Diversified helps build the skills that create diverse and inclusive workplaces by providing programs, events, curriculum, training, mentorship, education, and resource sharing to anyone who is interested in promoting and supporting diversity.

 

Press Contact: media@technologydiversified.org

Name: Rose Hindman

Email to contact Rose directly: rose@technologydiversified.org