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The InterTech Diversity Forum is a professional network which encourages LGBT+ diversity and inclusion in the UK technology sector for the benefit of the individual, the organisations they represent and the industry overall. By signing up to our member list you'll get the latest news on upcoming events, mentoring and all of the goings-on in the community.

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Student Pride

We were proud to be part of the National Student Pride event on 25th February! Thank you to everyone who came to meet us and to our wonderful volunteers for giving their time and energy to the event!

National Student Pride

The life and death of Alan Turing

Posted on behalf of Bloomberg's LGBT & Ally Community
InterTech members have been invited to join Bloomberg's LGBT & Ally Community for this exclusive event featuring our guest speaker, acclaimed author, Andrew Hodges, who will focus his talk on Alan Turing.

In his short life, the British mathematician Alan Turing became the founder of modern computer science and the leading scientific figure in the Allied breaking of German ciphers in World War 2. He was also a gay man who was prosecuted under the British criminal law in 1952.

Andrew Hodges will describe the connection between these aspects of Alan Turing’s life and the background to his death in 1954.

Registration for this event is mandatory. Please ensure you enter your full details in the registration panel on the right hand side of this page. You will receive a confirmation email if your registration details are received.

Light snacks and drinks will be served on arrival.
23 Feb 2017 at 5:30pm
Bloomberg L.P.
City Gate House, 39-45 Finsbury Square

InterTech Social: Thurs 2nd March

Posted on behalf of InterTech Members
Following January's kick off event, our first InterTech member-organised Social of 2017 will be on the Thursday 2nd March.

Givent the number of people who have signed up, we have moved the location to the Courthouse hotel where we held our summer event.

Please sign up via the Eventbrite link - we look forward to seeing you there!
02 Mar 2017 at 6:30pm
until 02 Mar 2017 at 11:30pm
The Courthouse Hotel
Great Malborough Street

LGBT History Month Event: Stand Up - for LGBT Rights @ Visa

Posted on behalf of LGBT @ Visa
Our friends at Visa are marking LGBT History Month with a comedy night and would like to extend an invitation to all InterTech members. Hosted by Chris Fitchew, the event will include three stars of stage and screen:

  • Stephen K Amos from Live at the Apollo, 11 O’clock Show, and Celebrity Juice
  • Zoe Lyons from Live at the Apollo, Comedy Central and Mock the Week
  • Chris Neill from Radio 4 and Radio 2
The evening will start at 17:30 with a networking reception. The show starts at 19:00. There will be a bar to purchase food and drink but the show is free.

Please note - you will need to have registered in advance to attend this event. Registration will close on 14 Feb.
16 Feb 2017 at 5:30pm
until 16 Feb 2017 at 10:00pm
Visa Europe HQ
1 Sheldon Sq
W2 6TT

The 2017 Co-Creation Event

Thanks to the InterTech Community, 2016 was a hugely successful year with a large number of community driven events being held. On top of this, our participation at Pride in London was the largest yet.

In 2017 we would like to deliver even more, and we need your help...

We would like to open up InterTech, tapping into the enthusiasm and creativity of our community - and allowing each and every member to feel empowered to lead, create and organise their own events or socials. By the community, for the community.

On the 12th Jan, we invite you to join us at BCG Digital Ventures (who have kindly offered us a room to run our co-creation session), to generate ideas and form teams. The evening will go as follows:

18:45 - 19:00 Introduction
19:00 - 20:00 Ideation and Team Discussion
20:15 - 20:30 Q&A and Lessons Learnt
20:30 - Late To the pub (We have booked an area at Archer Street W1D 7AP)

If you'd like to come to the Co-Creation event, please make sure you sign up via EventBrite. As with all of our community events, there's no charge.

If you cannot make it to the Co-Creation Event but want to join us at the pub, please feel free to join us later.
12 Jan 2017 at 6:45pm
BCG Digital Ventures
1 Vine Street

The Minimum Viable Diversity Pledge

InterTech is pleased to be supporting the Minimum Viable Diversity Pledge. We strongly support increased diversity in the tech sector and encourage all efforts that contribute to this goal.

InterTech + Facebook Hack - come and see the judging!

Posted on behalf of Facebook & InterTech
This weekend, techies, project managers and designers are getting together at Facebook HQ for our 4th #MakeItBetter hackathon. If you'd like to join us to see the results, sign up now for a 'supporter' ticket.

Hurry though as we'll be closing registration later this evening!
06 Nov 2016 at 10:30am
until 06 Nov 2016 at 12:30pm
10 Brock St

Stonewall Season event @ Visa

Posted on behalf of LGBT @ Visa
This year marks the first Stonewall Season - and our friends at Visa would like to extend an invitation for InterTech Members to join them at their celebratory event on 8th November.

Speakers include Pip Bunce from Credit Suisse and Ruth Hunt, Stonewall CEO.
08 Nov 2016 at 6:00pm
until 08 Nov 2016 at 9:30pm
1 Sheldon Square
W2 6TT

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Posted on behalf of Barclays Spectrum and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance held November 20 that honours the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

To mark this event, Barclays Spectrum, the staff led LGBT network for Barclays employees, and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, a leading international law firm are hosting an evening in support of Mermaids UK, a charity that supports children or young people up to 19 years old suffering from gender identity issues and their families.
15 Nov 2016 at 5:30pm
until 15 Nov 2016 at 9:00pm
1 Churchill Place
Canary Wharf
E14 5RB

Make stuff better - Facebook + InterTech 24hr Hackathon (iv)

Posted on behalf of Facebook & InterTech LGBT+
Facebook and InterTech are teaming up for another continuous 24 hour Hack from Saturday 5 Nov at 11:00 through till Sunday 6 Nov at 13:00.

Bring your skills, your laptop and energy and come participate in Europe's biggest LGBT+ Hackathon! Our theme, again is #MakeStuffBetter, like years before we have created some amazing products. How will you make stuff better? How can you spread tolerance, promote health, or create awareness?

We will get together at Facebook's amazing offices to hear new ideas, and bring all of our design, technical and organisational talents together over 24 hours to make a change in the world! This is a chance to meet others, and do something good for the broader LGBT+ community and share your tech skills (not a place to form your startup!).

For the 24 hour hack our participants will be ideas people with their concept on how to make stuff better, developers, UX, content and visual designers, along with a smattering of talented tech project managers / coordinators.

There are supporter tickets available for those who just wish to cheer on the good efforts and see the eventual products and prizes at the end of the hack - Supporter times: 10:30am-12:30 on Sunday 6th November.
05 Nov 2016 at 11:00am
until 06 Nov 2016 at 1:00pm
8th Floor
10 Brock Street