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Thursday, November 16 • 1:10pm - 1:55pm
Algorithm for Success: Dream Innovation hosted by FWD.us

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Come hear community and non-profit experts talk about tech innovation in immigrant communities. Our panel will feature a discussion of programs, resources and events aimed to create and support opportunities for underserved communities. The panel will also share the latest legislative reform initiatives including the passing of the Dream Act.

Moderators
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Sandra Shelly

Southern California Organizing Director, FWD.us
Sandra is the Organizing Director for FWD.us in Southern California, where she engages with leaders of the business and tech sectors, advocacy organizations and elected officials on both sides of the aisle to advocate for immigration reform. She has dedicated her political career... Read More →

Speakers
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Alberto Avalos

Innovation & Technology Program Manager, Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Alberto Avalos is the Innovation and Technology Program Manager at the Hispanic Heritage Foundation where he is bridging the natural technological abilities in our communities and the need for a more diverse pool of talent in the tech industry. Through partnerships with leading tech... Read More →
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Karla Estrada

Founder, UndocuTravelers
I arrived to the United States in 1996, when I was five years old. In 2009, I graduated from High School, and enrolled to a Community College, where I became and advocate for immigrant justice. I was on the front line for the fight for the Dream Act and DACA. I transferred to UCLA... Read More →
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Tamara Gagliardi

Production Engineer, Oath
Born and raised in Argentina, Tamara Gagliardi became passionate about tech at a young age. She was an exchange student in highschool and later received her Computer Science degree from SUNY Oneonta. Previously an IT Supervisor at Yahoo and currently a Production Engineer at Oath... Read More →
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Ruby Guillen

Founder & CEO, Humanistic Technologies
Ruby Guillen is CEO and Founder of Humanistic Technologies, Inc. (HTI), leading and driving the organization’s purpose to empower human dignity through technology. Ruby’s captivating personal history of technical education in the US Air Force, and as a client and a professional... Read More →
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Heidy Vaquerano

Technology, New Media and Entertainment Attorney and Managing Director, Girls in Tech, Los Angeles
Heidy Vaquerano is a Technology, New Media and Entertainment attorney and the Managing Director of Girls in Tech, Los Angeles.  She is also a community leader and organizer for the Latinx in Tech and immigration reform communities.  She has organized and managed meet-ups with local... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 1:10pm - 1:55pm
The Broad Stage 1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401