Saturday, November 4 2017

Portland, OR

10:00am to 5:00pm

AlterConf was a traveling conference series that provided safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries. By highlighting the powerful voices and positive initiatives of local community members, we built hope and strengthened the community’s resolve to create safer spaces for everyone.

The conferences went beyond the limited definitions and basic discussions of diversity to create a deeper, more nuanced conversation. Each conference featured a wide range of speakers delivering critical analyses of tech and gaming culture and presented their vision for what our community can be.


Aiden Yang


Not All Alike: East Asian and Transmasculine in Tech

TW: Examples of racism/sexism/transphobia

Haile Canton

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When to Stop Teaching Others and Start Caring for Ourselves

TW: exclusion, racism, sexism, depression, anxiety, mental health

Kris Nova

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Transcoding self worth into elegant software

TW: Openly transgender, and will share stories about pre-transition and darkness contained...

Liz Abinante

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The Social Responsibility of Coding

TW: Abusive behavior at tech companies and current events

Thursday Bram

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Styling for Inclusion: How Shaping a Style Guide Shapes Our Discussions

TW: Discussion of abusive language and terms; misgendering; misnaming

Local Team