Lukas Blakk Blakk

Mobile Release Manager
Snapchat

I’m a Canadian, queer, artist/activist who went back to school at 30 to study software development with only the goal of getting a decent middle-class career but I stumbled into the Silicon Valley startup madness and have spent the last 9 years trying to share whatever benefits & opportunities this has provided me with with other underrepresented people. I create and lead workshops on technical topics, have developed internships and apprenticeships, and on the side I’m always doing whatever I can to foster good corporate citizenry from each company I work at via the establishment and maintenance of financial and volunteer-based partnerships with grassroots activist, social causes, local nonprofits, and educational organizations.