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Opening Keynote

Reed Hastings

Co-Founder & CEO - NETFLIX

Reed Hastings co-founded Netflix in 1997. An active educational philanthropist, Reed has served on the California State Board of Education from 2000 to 2004. In 2020, Hastings cowrote No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention, detailing the secrets behind Netflix's work culture.

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Conference MC

Amber Gonzales-Vargas

Sr. Program Manager - LCF

Amber executes and manages the strategic vision of LCF’s core initiatives – the Latino Giving Circle Network and the Latino NonProfit Accelerator. In this role Amber supports LCF’s philanthropists and grantees to maximize and unleash their own power and power of our communities. She uses storytelling to help shape a new narrative about Latinxs in California and across the country.


Closing Keynote

Lili Gangas

Chief Technology Community Officer - Kapor Center

Lili Gangas is the Chief Technology Community Officer at the Kapor Center working to create new and more inclusive tech innovation ecosystems regionally & nationally. Her work is centered at the intersection of technology, racial & economic justice, and action driven partnerships to tackle pressing social and economic inequities of underrepresented communities.

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Inspiring Speakers

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Lorena Mesa

Data Engineer - Github

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Martín Vargas-Vega

Software Engineer - Habu


Andrea Griffiths

Community Program Manager

- Github


Matt Weis

Internship and Work Experience, Instructor/Coordinator - Cabrillo

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Veronica Loya

Sr. Talent Partner - Github


Juan Pablo Flores

Program Manager - Github


Melisa Evelyn Im

Software Development

Engineer II - Adobe


Begona Guereca

Software Engineer - Github


​Dave Evans

Author, Professor, Founder "Design Your Life"


Edward Raigosa

Senior Engineer - Github


Itzel Ventura-Muñoz

QA Automation Engineer - Cisco

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Javier De Leon

Sr. Software Engineer - Github

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Darrin Caddes

VP Corporate Design - Poly

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Alexandra Bourne

Technical Project Manager

- Github

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Liliana Hu Wu

Co-chair DREAMers in TECH / Customer Success Mgr.  - Odoo

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Desha Staley-Raatior

Career Development Director

- Cabrillo

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​Jessenia Francisco

Operations Leader - Asana

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Marcus Cisneros

Cinematographer, Film editor and Post Production Specialist - Digital NEST

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Lisa Marie Grillos

Senior Presentation Designer - ServiceNow 

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