The project has two main goals: to show the outside world a more comprehensive picture of people who work in tech, and to bring a bit of attention to folks in the industry whose stories have never been heard, considered or celebrated. We believe storytelling is a powerful tool for social impact and positive change.
I still can't wrap my head around the fact that Techies launched in three months. Talk about hustle (the good kind) and dedication. Thank you to Helena for this project - I can't begin to imagine the impact that this will have on future generations of designers from under-represented backgrounds.
We were able to get a couple hours of Helena's time last week to talk about Techies on Design Details if you want to learn more: Listen here.