Description

Natives in Tech is an NGO that gathers indigenous technologists from all over the world to connect with each other and boost their careers.

It's completely free to join the community. On the one hand, you can participate in an online forum to discuss technology-related topics with other natives. On the other hand, there is also a talent directory that showcases diverse talent from all over the world. By creating a profile on this directory, you can get new career opportunities and, at the same time, find like-minded people to connect with.

Additionally, the community has a Slack group and organizes in-person networking meetups for members to get to know each other. However, for participating in any of those two initiatives you need to send an email to social@nativesintech.org.

Moreover, the community organizes an annual conference since 2019 that brings together indigenous technologists and features expert speakers from the industry. It's a great learning and networking opportunity.

Overall, it's an excellent community for native people to find like-minded professionals, expand their network, bounce off ideas, and share knowledge.

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Details

  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2017
  • Founders:

    Adam E. Recvlohe

  • Online Group: Yes
  • Online Platform: Slack, Own Platform
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English
  • ONG: Yes
  • Method: Virtual

Benefits

Connect with other indigenous technologists:
The Natives in Tech community helps members to find like-minded peers in the technology industry through diverse channels such as an online forum, a Slack group, a talent directory, and more.

Participate in relevant events:
The community hosts an annual conference since 2019 that features diverse speakers from the industry. Additionally, they organize in-person networking meetups to expand their professional network.

Gain visibility and boost your career:
By participating in the community's directory, you can gain visibility to recruiters and get opportunities as a speaker and podcast guest, all of which will help you boost your career and find new opportunities.

Requirements

If you are a Native person in the tech industry, you can join the Natives in Tech community.

Place

Learning Events

The community organizes an annual conference since 2019 that brings together Native technologists to share projects that empower and support Native peoples around the world. This conference is completely free and features experts from the industry.

Networking Events

Members of the community interact through an online forum. You can also search the directory to explore other natives in tech and connect with like-minded people. On the other hand, there are also in-person meetups and a Slack group to interact with members of the community. However, to join any of these two options you need to send an email with your name and your nation to social@nativesintech.org.

Content Library

You can explore the Projects section to see what the community is currently working on. The Natives in Tech's GitHub is also a great space to find open-source projects.

Impact/ESG

Natives in Tech helps indigenous talent to gain visibility and boost their careers while collaborating in diversifying the technology industry.

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