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Jul. 28, 2015 8:01 am

Join us for an AMA with tech community organizer Aliya Rahman

The former program director of Code for Progress will chat with us about how she's working to create a more diverse tech sector.

Aliya Rahman receives the DC Web Women's Tech Woman of the Year award, Sept. 13, 2014.

(Photo courtesy of Aurea Martinez)

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”).

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The District’s “Tech Woman of the Year” and former program director at Code for Progress has built a career as a tech activist, pushing for diversity in the industry.

“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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