2014/Stop Crying in the Bathroom and Start Your Own Business

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The tech industry has a ‘diversity problem’ and companies are courting women, people of color and other marginalized people as the pressure mounts to hire someone besides 24-year-old cis, straight white male programmers.

However, for many marginalized people, working in startups, agencies, and large tech companies can be a miserable, demoralizing experience that literally results in crying in the bathroom.

There’s more to life than startups. Come hear ideas for making your own path in the tech industry, without compromising your dignity or your mental health.

Speaker: Kronda Adair

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Contributed notes

presented in room B202/203 on 24jun at 1545 to 51 people

Slides are here: http://karvel.me/start-your-own

Reference links from the final slide:

(added later by an OSBer: http://institute.usworker.coop/resources/technology-freelancers-guide-starting-worker-cooperative )