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We’re excited to welcome D.C. technologist Aliya Rahman to the Technical.ly Slack on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 1 p.m. for an AMA (“ask me anything”).
“It’s inexcusable for this country … to have a situation where one of the most powerful industries is completely segregated and very, very white,” said Rahman, in a previous interview with Technical.ly. “Coders like to break down problems … I believe that we can.”
Rahman has a broad background of experiences to draw from in her efforts to “desegregate tech.” After growing up in Bangladesh, she studied aeronautical engineering at Purdue University, before working on several different social justice campaigns in support of labor rights, the rights of returning citizens and the rights of the LGBTQ community.
It was during this time that she began creating apps, like the Gaytabase, to aid her organizing efforts, leading to her role at Code for Progress.
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