Diversity In/Tech

Making technology more inclusive.
Let's listen, exchange & implement.

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Focus on Inclusion

Diversity In/Tech is a technology conference focused on increasing the inclusion of underrepresented groups in technology fields in Brooklyn and beyond. This afternoon of dialogue and exchange will help identify issues around diversity in technology and steps that can be taken to correct them.

Interested in making technology a more inclusive industry? You should be here. Everyone from recruiting officers to STEM advocates to entrepreneurs and developers and others with an interest in a broader technology community should be here. 

To defray event costs, we are charging a nominal fee of $25 for an afternoon of curated discussion. There is a student rate of $5. Additionally, scholarships are offered to those whose interest outpace their ability to pay for the event. Please email brooklyn@technical.ly for more information.

Diversity In/Tech fosters a safe space for listening, learning and participating hosted by Technical.ly Brooklyn. Follow us @TechnicallyBK. For sponsorship opportunities, email info@technical.ly
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92


Eric Adams

Brooklyn Borough President Elect

Jessica Banks



William Crowder

Managing Director

DreamIt Ventures

Stephanie Cuskley

Chief Executive Officer 


David Ehrenberg

President & CEO

Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Ben Esner

Director, K-12 STEM Education

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Stacy-Marie Ishmael  

VP of Communities

The Financial Times Co

Jennifer Lawton



Gauri Nanda


Toymail Co

Kristina Harris Petersen

Creator and Director 

Math Warriors

Jocelynne Rainey

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Red Hook Initiative

Daniella Romano

Vice President of Programs, Research, and Archive

Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Aminatou Sow


Tech LadyMafia

A Peek at the Agenda 


Registration & Check-in


Hi, Hey, Hello

Welcome from Technical.ly Brooklyn, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn Borough President

Kate Leshko (Technical.ly Brooklyn), David Ehrenberg, (Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation) & Eric Adams (Brooklyn Borough President)


State of STEM Ed Roundtable
Ben Esner (NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering), Stephanie Cuskley (NPower), Kristina Harris Petersen (Math Warriors). Moderated by  Daniella Romano (Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation)


Building and Hiring a Diverse Workforce

Aminatou Sow (Tech LadyMafia), Jocelynne Rainey (the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation), Erica Sackin (Mozilla Foundation). Moderated by Stacy-Marie Ishmael (The Financial Times)


Supporting Diverse Entrepreneurs

William Crowder (DreamIt Ventures), Gauri Nanda (Toymail Co), Jessica Banks (RockPaperRobot). Moderated by Christopher Wink (Technical.ly Brooklyn)


Break it Down: 3 Concurrent Case Studies

STEM: Red Hook Initiative 

Building and Hiring a Diverse Workforce: Etsy

Entrepreneurship: Startup Institute


Keynote from Jennifer Lawton, MakerBot speaks about robotics programs for youth, hiring a strong workforce and building a business


Wrap Up, Thanks for coming!

Chris Wink (Technical.ly Brooklyn)


Networking and After Party in the Timeline Gallery

Getting There

BLDG 92 is located at the intersection of Carlton and Flushing Avenue at 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Click here for directions via train, bus, car, ferry and foot. Driving? Parking is available!

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