TechUP has one goal: to create a tech ecosystem that is representative of all people. We believe that a diverse and inclusive tech sector is stronger, smarter, and better. We leverage our networks across all underrepresented groups to bring diverse talent into the tech ecosystem, and connect candidates to opportunities to build impactful careers.
TechUP intentionally recruits women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, and people who live with a disability. We seek front-end, back-end, full-stack, and mobile developers, engineering managers, UI/UX designers, hardware/embedded, data analysts and scientists, data security, IT, dev ops, QA engineers, project and product managers, marketers, technical support and sales, and more.
What to bring: No need to bring anything. Upload your resume here.
What to wear: Casual, Business Casual
Parking: Lot (free)
Agenda & Speakers
10:00 am – Doors open + Career Fair + Coffee & Light Breakfast
10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Podcast Interviews with Relationary Marketing
Relationary Marketing’s turnkey podcast production service creates rich content from podcast interviews to enhance your content marketing strategy. We help promote events and nurture key relationships by letting your key presenters, sponsors and clients tell your story by telling theirs. We produce broadcast quality audio, full blog posts or transcripts, photos of each guest and publish-ready plugs for social media. Sign up at the event to record your interview.
11:00 – 12:00 pm – High-altitude tech talks
- How Buffer’s new CultureLab podcast explores the culture of work // Courtney-Seiter, Inclusivity and Culture Inquirer, Buffer
- The rewards of organizing Girl Geek Dinners in Nashville // Kristin McKinney & Rainu Ittycheriah, Co-Organizers
- Neurodiversity in the workplace: How my awesome team and I have adapted to working with one another // Courey Elliot, Software Engineer, RoundingWell
12:00 – 1:00 pm – Lunch + Beer & Wine
12:30 – 1:30 pm – Coding Bootcamp Showcase
How are coding academies (often called “bootcamps”) changing the Nashville tech economy and the careers of their graduates? Learn what languages are included in their curricula, how students decide to invest in upskilling, and how bootcamps are impacting diversity and inclusion in the tech industry.
1:45 – 2:45pm –Diversity Roundtable Panel
Diversity means having different ideas about what makes a healthy, productive, and inclusive team or company culture. We also bring different skills and assets–from being multi-lingual, multi-cultural, gender-diverse, or queer-conscious, having served in combat or the armed forces, or having adapted to a physical or neurological disability or built a personal leadership style that in counterbalance to the norms of a dominant group. In this panel, tech professionals from underrepresented groups share their leadership and experience from the front lines of the movement for a powerful and integrated tech sector.
Software Engineer, RoundingWell
Business Development Director, TN, Savvy Coders
Partner Development Manager, Nashville Software School
Freelance Web Designer and Software Developer