Portland, OR October 1, 2016
Generations of Trans Women in Tech
Imagine, for a bit, that you have no connections. No family to rely on, and no friendships stronger than acquaintance... but you are pretty good at computers, people pay lots of money for work on computers right?! This is a situation that plays out for trans women on a fairly regular basis. Suddenly finding themselves without anyone to rely on, but having a faint idea that one day they could be working at, idk, Apple. A lot of trans women go through this, and a lot of trans women succeed! This dynamic has created a certain culture, and that culture gets stronger with every generation of trans woman that successfully goes through it.
I'll be talking about my experience with that culture, what sort of things it creates, and where I think it's going.