This page lists Latinx in Tech Communities, providing mentorship, community, and resources to those who identify as Latinx and work in Tech. If you don’t see an organization you believe belongs on this page, please message me or leave a comment.
What does Latinx mean?
Latinx is a gender-neutral neologism, sometimes used instead of Latino or Latina to refer to people of Latin American cultural or ethnic identity in the United States. The ⟨-x⟩ suffix replaces the standard ⟨-o/-a⟩ ending of nouns and adjectives that are typical of grammatical gender in Spanish. Its plural is Latinxs. – Wikipedia
List of Latinx in Tech Communities
1. Techqueria – Techqueria is a nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech.
Techqueria is a 501c3 nonprofit that empowers Latinx professionals with the resources and support that they need to thrive and become leaders in the tech industry.
To that end, we work with both tech companies and employee resource groups (ERGs) to build Latinx-centered spaces that revolve around career advice, technical talks, mentorship, open jobs, networking events, speaking opportunities, and open-source in order to comprehensively affect change in the tech industry.
Coming from all walks of life, we believe that the diversity of our community is the most reliable asset we have. Our space aims to be inclusive so we invite Latinx from the regions of the Caribbean, Haiti, and Brazil as well as those who identify as Afro-Latinx, Asian-Latinx or LGBTQIA. The term Latinx is used instead of Latino or Latina because it is a gender-neutral and inclusive term.
2. Latinas in Tech – Latinas in Tech is a non-profit organization that aims to empower Latinas working in Technology across 11 cities.
Latinas in Tech is a non-profit organization that aims to empower Latinas working in Technology across 11 cities. Over 9,000 members are part of this organization. We partner with top Tech companies to ensure that there is equal representation in the decision-making table.
3. Loft Coder Summit – We gather hundreds of Latino engineers at every LCS to create a community of peers, which benefits each engineer professionally.
The LOFT Coder Summit (LCS) is part of HHF’s LOFT Code as a Second Language (CSL) national initiative. CSL includes the development and mobilization of a network of Latino software engineers ready to introduce computer programming to under-represented students across the country. We gather hundreds of Latino engineers at every LCS to create a community of peers, which benefits each engineer professionally. Then, we choose amongst them a core group of CSL Fellows who are willing to share their skills with under-served communities throughout the U.S. We prepare them with relevant open-sourced curricula and facilitate the instruction through our relationships with dozens of school districts.
4. TECHNOLOchicas – TECHNOLOchicas raises awareness among young Latinas and their families about opportunities and careers in technology.
TECHNOLOchicas is a national initiative of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Televisa Foundation designed to raise awareness among young Latinas and their families about opportunities and careers in technology.
TECHNOLOchicas uses the powerful stories of Latinas from diverse backgrounds, who are in technology fields, and recognize the power of innovation to change the world. These stories allow girls to see and relate to real-life role models.
5. Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) – LBAN empower Latino entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through research, education, and national ecosystem development
The Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) LBAN is a national 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with the purpose of strengthening the United States by improving the lives of Latinos. We empower Latino entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through research, education, and national ecosystem development.
6. The Alumni Society – We offer sophisticated networking events, professional brand exposure, and high-caliber media platforms to our members and partners to achieve their business goals
The Alumni Society is a membership-based organization for mid- to senior-level Latino leaders who are alumni of the most competitive universities and colleges, and have risen through the ranks of corporate America. We offer sophisticated networking events, professional brand exposure, and high-caliber media platforms to our members and partners to achieve their business goals
7. Latina Geeks – Our mission is to empower and inspire Latinas by sharing technical knowledge, business skills, and entrepreneurship resources.
Latina Geek’s mission is to empower and inspire adult Latinas by sharing technical knowledge, business skills, and entrepreneurship resources through hands-on workshops and community events.
#LatinaGeeks is a nonprofit organization with chapters across the western United States. Our chapters are led by volunteers who are the heart and soul of the organization. Their contributions and leadership are critical to fulfilling our mission. Lead volunteers play a vital role in helping to create an organizational culture to support and empower women in technology, while also fostering global citizens and powerful agents of change here in the United States.
8. Latinas in STEM – Latinas in Stem’s mission is to inspire and empower Latinas to pursue, thrive, and advance in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) fields.
Latinas in Stem’s primary purpose is to spread awareness about STEM and inspire and encourage middle school and high-school Latinas, especially within underserved communities, to strongly consider pursuing a STEM career. We aim to not only educate students, but most importantly their parents so that they may be better positioned to support their daughters along this challenging journey. Our secondary purpose is to help Latinas in STEM thrive in their college and professional careers through mentorship, networking and recognition.