Open Tech Pledge is a community born from a need for people of marginalized identities in the tech-related community to have a space to:
- feel comfortable and seen
- have support from kindred spirits
- gather resources and learn more as to further their careers
- not feel isolated wherever in the world they are
- space safe from judgement and criticism of social media and the public
We are here to support:
- curious minds, whether or not they know what they want
- anyone in the tech-related space who wants to share their knowledge
- any experience level, to improve themselves in the technical space, leadership space, etc.
- those who want support and guidance from other folks of marginalized identities, and be heard
- those who just want to lay back and chill and talk to others who just “get it”
- connect with allies
Who is Invited?
We welcome members across all nationalities, races, religions, ages, or other characteristics that make each of us unique.
However, we do not tolerate intolerance of marginalized groups. For more details on this subject, please refer to Karl Popper’s Paradox of Tolerance.
Open Tech Pledge is a Safe Space.
Open Tech Pledge is a Safe Space. What does this mean?
We believe that a safe space is a place where everyone has the ability to let their guard down. It is tiring to keep up defenses all the time when you just want to kick back, relax, and be your authentic self.
We can find strength in diversity. Different people have their own perspectives on issues, and that can be valuable for solving problems or generating new ideas. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn't mean that they're wrong.