Description

Stark is a free, online community for developers and designers that want to make their projects accessible for everyone. It works mainly in a Slack group where members share knowledge and experiences about creating accessible UX projects.

The Slack group also offers a useful job board, where members can find new opportunities specially targeted for their roles. On the other hand, Stark hosts meetups and webinars to further learn about accessibility.

The community has a valuable content library full of resources and tools to improve your design process. You can find anything from videos, podcasts, blogs, newsletters, software, plugins, etc., all tools hand-picked to take accessibility into account.

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Details

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

    Cat Noone

  • Amount of members: 1,100
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Online Platform: Slack
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual

Benefits

A community that cares for accessibility:
Stark was built for developers and designers who want to make their projects accessible for everyone, taking into consideration visual and other impairments.

Valuable diversity:
With thousands of members from over 30 countries around the world, Stark has the diversity of opinions and viewpoints that makes a community valuable.

Job opportunities:
Inside the Slack group, there is a dedicated channel to post job offers so all the members have new opportunities to look after.

Share knowledge and get help:
The community is an ideal space to share the knowledge you have acquired with others and to receive targeted advice to learn about accessibility and design.

Requirements

No requirements.

Place

Meetings

They interact on a Slack group, and sometimes host meetings and webinars on Meetup, remotely and online.

Learning Events

Regularly, the Stark community hosts webinars and workshops crafted to help you get further education on how to make your designs more accessible to everyone. In the Slack group, you will be able to stay up-to-date for future events!

Networking Events

The community's Slack group is an excellent opportunity to expand your professional network. But besides that, you can also make friends and know members on a deeper level.

There are dedicated channels both to introduce yourself and to share your hobbies and personal passions with the rest of the community. This allows the forming of strong bonds and even long-lasting friendships among members.

Content Library

The Stark community has a library full of resources on accessibility and development, including guides, podcasts, books, videos, articles, plugins, newsletters, and more.

Quote

One of my favorite things this year has been to conversate with the people in the community Stark is building. Come join the Slack group - it’s seriously the best!” -Caitlyn Mayers

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