Chapter Director is not open
Link: https://techqueria.org/get-involved/chapter-director/ Message: Due to COVID-19, we are not accepting applications for new Chapter Directors as of April 23, 2020. is there an update on when this will open up?
Can we better pace the adding of new members to Slack?
Let me start by saying I'm always excited to see fresh faces on Slack. Today (1/24 by 9:45pm ET) there were 27 new members. If that were the true pace of new members, that would be a totally different (good) issue to need to address. If we're just adding people in large batches, there's no way we're going to be able to properly engage with each of these new members. I want them to feel welcomed. I want them added to the right channels for them. I won't actually say hi to anyone when it's a large group. I don't want anyone to feel left out. Anyway, I hope this is received with the care that is intended. I want us to be better able to deliver on the mission of TQ - empower Latinx professionals with the resources and support that they need to thrive and become leaders in the tech industry.
Techqueria Calendar to Subscribe to on different calendar apps
Would be cool if there is a techqueria calendar we could subscribe to. It would be nice to keep track of all techqueria hosted events in one place (my calendar). It’s kind of hard to keep up with them all from just looking at slack, email or the website .
Lyft partnership is “social justice greenwashing” of their exploitive business practices
Given the fact that current or former board members are from Lyft and this recent investigative report, https://themarkup.org/news/2021/06/17/uber-and-lyft-donated-to-community-groups-who-then-pushed-the-companies-agenda , I strongly believe that there is not only a conflict of interest but a conflict of values. I have seen zero support from Lyft employees in the channel towards driver organizing efforts for basic rights like a living wage, paid time off and adequate representation in the work place. Instead they get us to do PR events for them. “It’s a proactive attempt to cloak themselves in racial justice … and creates a political environment where they cannot be accused of racism because they have created allies in minority communities,” said Dubal, the Hastings law professor. Let’s not let that happen and instead show solidarity with drivers organizing for their rights.