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About Debug Summit 2021

A virtual summit December 6-9 2021 for techies and leaders solving big problems.

As we approach 2022, join your Queer, Inclusive, Badass squad to sharpen your technical skills and learn from experts in engineering, design, product management, A.I. and more. As always, we also want to help you level up your leadership skills in areas like social justice, inclusion and management.

We have a lot to fix and heal from. Our democracy, systemic racism, the global pandemic, climate change and so much more. To prepare for the work ahead, we must supply our leaders with the necessary tools and support they need. 

Join us for the 2nd Annual Debug Summit to take on these obstacles together.

Let’s do this.

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40K

Techies

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100

Countries

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50%

Women of Color

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40%

Black + Latinx Speakers

Past Speakers

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Stacey
Abrams

Founder, Fair Fight Action

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Kara
Swisher

Co-Founder, Recode

Angelica
Ross

Founder, TransTech

Megan
Rapinoe

Co-captain, USWNT

Alicia
Garza

Principal, Black Futures Lab

Elizabeth
Warren

U.S. Senator, Massachusetts

Kamala
Harris

Vice President

Arlan
Hamilton

Founder, Backstage Capital

Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams is an author, serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO and political leader. After serving for eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as Minority Leader, in 2018, Abrams became the Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, when she won more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history. Abrams was the first black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States. After witnessing the gross mismanagement of the 2018 election by the Secretary of State’s office, Abrams launched Fair Fight to ensure every Georgian has a voice in our election system. Over the course of her career, Abrams has founded multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at both the state and national levels.

Stacey
Abrams

Founder, Fair Fight Action

Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher is the executive editor of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast and co-executive producer of the Code Conference. Swisher worked in The Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau. For many years, she wrote the column, “BoomTown,” which appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and also on The Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com. Previously, Swisher covered breaking news about the Web’s major players and Internet policy issues and also wrote feature articles on technology for the paper. She has also written a weekly column for the Personal Journal on home issues called “Home Economics.” Previously, Swisher worked as a reporter at the Washington Post and as an editor at the City Paper of Washington, D.C.

Kara
Swisher

Co-Founder, Recode

Angelica Ross

From the board room, to film/TV sets and even the Obama White House, Angelica Ross is a leading figure of success and strength in the movement for transgender and racial equality. Angelica made history as the first female transgender actress to secure two series regular roles, coming off two pivotal back-to-back performances in Ryan Murphy’s groundbreaking hit drama, “Pose”, and his horror anthology series, “American Horror Story: 1984”.
Angelica has been featured in film, television, and live theatre. Her starring role in the Emmy Award-nominated short form series “Her Story,” received Special Recognition at the GLAAD Media Awards and her segment on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah was also honored with a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Talk Show Episode. Ross is also the President of Miss Ross, Inc. and founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, a program that helps people lift themselves out of poverty through technical training, digital work creating a social impact and bringing economic empowerment to marginalized communities.

Angelica
Ross

Founder, TransTech

Megan Rapinoe

Megan is an American professional soccer player who captains Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States women's national soccer team, playing primarily as a winger. Winner of the Ballon d'Or Féminin and named The Best FIFA Women's Player in 2019, Rapinoe won gold with the national team at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup and she played for the team at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup where the U.S. finished in second place. Since 2018, she co-captains the national team alongside Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan. She previously played for the Chicago Red Stars, Philadelphia Independence, and MagicJack in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS), as well as Olympique Lyonnais in France's Division 1 Féminine.

Megan
Rapinoe

Co-captain, USWNT

Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. In 2018, the Black Futures Lab conducted the largest survey of Black communities in over 150 years. Alicia believes that Black communities deserve what all communities deserve -- to be powerful in every aspect of their lives. An innovator, strategist, organizer, and cheeseburger enthusiast, she is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. The Black Lives Matter Global Network now has 40 chapters in 4 countries. She is also the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. She shares her thoughts on the women transforming power in Marie Claire magazine every month.

Alicia
Garza

Principal, Black Futures Lab

ELIZABETH WARREN

Elizabeth Warren, a fearless consumer advocate who has made her life's work the fight for middle class families, was re-elected to the United States Senate for a second term on November 6, 2018, by the people of Massachusetts. Elizabeth is one of the nation’s leading progressive voices, fighting for big structural change that would transform our economy and rebuild the middle class. She is widely credited for the original thinking, political courage, and relentless persistence that led to the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which she helped stand up and has successfully protected millions of consumers from financial tricks and traps often hidden in mortgages, credit cards, and other financial products.

ELIZABETH
WARREN

U.S. Senator, Massachusetts

KAMALA HARRIS

In 2017, Kamala D. Harris was sworn in as a United States Senator for California, the second African-American woman and first South Asian-American senator in history. She serves on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on the Budget. Kamala has spent her life fighting injustice. It’s a passion that was first inspired by her mother, Shyamala, an Indian-American immigrant, activist, and breast cancer researcher. In 2003, Kamala became the District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco. Among her achievements as District Attorney, Harris started a program that gives first-time drug offenders the chance to earn a high school diploma and find employment. Having completed two terms as the District Attorney of San Francisco, Kamala was elected as the first African-American and first woman to serve as California's Attorney General. In this role, she worked tirelessly to hold corporations accountable and protect the state’s most vulnerable people.

KAMALA
HARRIS

Vice President

ARLAN HAMILTON

Arlan Hamilton built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a fund that is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT. Started from scratch in 2015, Backstage has now invested nearly $5m into 100 startup companies led by underestimated founders. In 2018 Arlan co-founded Backstage Studio which launched four accelerator programs for underestimated founders in Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and London.

ARLAN
HAMILTON

Founder, Backstage Capital

 

 

Melinda Gates

Philanthropist, businesswoman & global advocate for women & girls

 

Hillary Clinton

Former First Lady of the United States, US Senator, 67th US Secretary of State, & Presidential Nominee

 

Mellody Hobson

Co-CEO & President, Ariel Investments

 

BOZOMA SAINT JOHN

CMO, Netflix

 

Brooke Baldwin

Anchor, CNN

 

Mary Trump

American psychologist, businessperson, and author

 

 

Rosie O’Donnell

Television presenter, comedian, actress, author, & producer

 

Katie Porter

Congresswoman, California’s 45th Congressional District

 

Luvvie Ajayi Jones

New York Times best-selling author, Speaker & Digital Strategist

 

London Breed

45th Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco

 

Susan Wojcicki

CEO, YouTube

 

Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly

Former United States Representative; Senator

 

 

Tammy Baldwin

Senator, State of Wisconsin

 

Tegan & Sara

Musicians and songwriters

 

Sheryl Sandberg

COO, Meta

 

Gloria Steinem

Journalist and social political activist

 

Marc Benioff

Chairman & CEO, Salesforce

 

BETH FORD

CEO, Land O’Lakes

 

 

MEGAN SMITH

3rd U.S. CTO and CEO, shift7

 

JEN WONG

COO, Reddit

 

VALERIE JARRETT

Senior Advisor to President Obama

 

NANCY PELOSI

Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives

 

ILENE CHAIKEN

Television Writer and Producer

 

The L Word Cast

Leisha Hailey, Jennifer Beals, & Kate Moennig

 

 

QUINN WILSON

Creative Director, Lizzo

 

CHANI NICHOLAS

Astrologer & Author

 

GLENNON DOYLE

Author and Founder, Together Rising

 

RAQUEL WILLIS

Black Transgender Activist

 

STEPHANIE MEHTA

Editor-in-Chief, Fast Company

 

SUE BIRD

Pro Basketball Player, WNBA

Agenda

Sponsors

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Tickets

We are offering a free ticket to Debug 2021. Fill out our short registration form to join 100+ sessions and meet techies & leaders from all over the world.

There are limited spots, so reserve yours ASAP.

General

FREE

  • Access to all Keynotes
  • Access to All Breakout Sessions
  • Ability to chat with other attendees during the breakout session & join our interactive content
  • Access to video recordings after the Summit
  • Access to Summit Networking
  • Access to the Career Fair
  • Meet Dozens of Companies who are looking for Badass talent like YOU

Submit our quick registration form to secure your free all access ticket.

VIP & Corporate

$399

  • All the benefits of a General ticket, PLUS:
  • Squad Matching :: Get introduced to 4 other leaders in your field
  • Access to Professional Development Workshops
  • Support the Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship 

We ask that companies over 500 employees purchase VIP & Corporate tickets. This event supports our work helping LGBTQ women and non-binary leaders learn how to code & get the crucial support they need.

Ticket Questions

To register for our Debug 2021 Summit take a look at our paid and free ticket options here under “Ticket Pricing.”

You get access to the following perks ::

  • Squad Networking: Introduce you to 5-10 people based on your networking goals
  • Access to all Keynotes
  • Access to all Breakouts (You can chat with other attendees during the breakout sessions, ask questions and join our interactive content)  
  • Access to video recordings after the Summit
  • Supporting the only community of LGBTQ women & non-binary techies and leaders, including our Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship Fund (we’ve sent over 300 leaders to learn how to code)

You get access to the following perks ::

  • Access to all Keynotes
  • Access to all Breakouts (You can chat with other attendees during the breakout sessions, ask questions and join our interactive content)  
  • Access to video recordings after the Summit

Yes, we require all companies with over 500 employees to purchase our VIP & Corporate Ticket, but offer discounts for group ticket purchases. Email sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org to learn more.

No, each person will have to purchase a ticket individually and register in order to receive information on accessing the event.

As part of our terms and conditions, we unfortunately do not have offer refunds. We appreciate your understanding of this policy. Please do note that you can transfer your ticket to another person up to 30 days before Summit.

Yes, we allow ticket exchanges up to 30 days before Summit. Please email squad@lesbianswhotech.org, with the transferee CC’d so that they can provide information. If your company purchased your ticket through a sponsorship, you must receive approval for a coworker ticket exchange from your company.

We do offer a free All Access ticket, for which you can register here. Make sure and check out include if you are looking for your next dream job.

Yes! Head over here to check out our customizable “Convince Your Boss” letter. If you need help strategizing we are more than happy to help. Email us at squad@lesbianswhotech.org.

General Summit Questions

Yes! We’d love that! Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is inclusive and welcoming of all identities.

We will be announcing speakers and our agenda soon (available here). Stay tuned! In the meantime, please check out our past agendas from Debug 2020 and (Not IRL) Pride Summit 2021 to see some of the past speakers who have been on our Summit stages.

YES. We partner with tech companies looking to build badass teams. Please build a profile on our new hiring platform, include. You can also register here to connect with our partners.

We’re committed to making our Summits as inclusive as possible. We will have closed captioning for most of our virtual sessions. Please email us at squad@lesbianswhotech.org if you have a specific request, and we will do our best to accommodate.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org.

We’d love to hear from you!

For ticket and community-related questions: squad@lesbianswhotech.org

For sponsorship inquiries: sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org

For Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship questions: edie@lesbianswhotech.org

For press inquiries (If you are a journalist looking to cover Summit for an outlet, apply here): press@lesbianswhotech.org

For other questions: hello@lesbianswhotech.org

Sponsors

Yes, you can find answers to most of your questions in our sponsor portal. Login there for all your FAQs, announcements and important information and deadlines. Don’t have access to the portal? Email sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org, because there are important updates sent to all sponsors that will need your attention.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org.

Speakers & Presenters

We will be announcing speakers and our agenda soon (available here). Stay tuned!

In the meantime, please check out our past agendas from Debug 2020 and (Not IRL) Pride Summit 2020 to see some of the past speakers who have been on our Summit stages.

Check out our pro-tips for speaking at summit here, and then apply as soon as possible.

We accept speakers on a rolling basis and through several rounds. We will be in touch if you are selected as a speaker. There is no need to send in a new speaker application.

Resume Database

You can find answers to most of your questions in our sponsor portal. Login there for all your FAQs, announcements and important information and deadlines. Don’t have access to the portal, email sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org since there are important updates sent to all sponsors that will need your attention.

WELCOME TO YOUR QUEER, INCLUSIVE, BADASS SQUAD.

Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is the largest LGBTQ technology community in the world

— committed to visibility, intersectionality, and changing the face of technology. We are 70,000 LGBTQ women, people of color, non-binary and trans people, and allies in tech in 40+ cities worldwide. We are the largest professional LGBTQ event in the world.

Our programmatic work includes a coding scholarship for LGBTQ women, non-binary and trans individuals — the Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship Fund — a mentoring program — Bring a Lesbian to Work Day — and a leadership program — #LWTSQUAD — focused on supporting our community as they level up their careers. We’re not just creating communities; we’re pushing the tech sector to be more inclusive and changing the face of the entire tech industry.

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