MoveUp at LTX Fest

Last week, MoveUp participated in the all-virtual, 4-day LTX Fest for Latinx professionals in tech. Here, our Program Director, Marlena May Cuesta, shares about the event.  

When I heard about LTX Fest I was thrilled. This was the first year I had heard of the conference, and I was excited it was accessible to MoveUp (it was free and 100% virtual this year; we’re located in the Dominican Republic).

LTX Fest exists to unite and empower Latinx professionals to become local and global leaders in tech. The speaker line-up and agenda were impressive, but what was even more inspiring were the participants themselves. I dedicated 90% of my time to networking, hopping on many meetings with vibrant professionals as passionate as I am about promoting and celebrating diversity in the technology industry.

I was new to Brella, but the online meeting platform was relatively simple to figure out. Brella’s matching system was great. Once I entered my information and information about MoveUp, Brella matched me with participants that shared similar interests. From there, it was simple to solicit meetings and start chatting with other like-minded participants.

Per usual, the solidarity of the Latinx community did not disappoint; almost everyone I reached out to was willing to hop on a 15-minute call to learn about MoveUp. Some were interested in working with us, others provided valuable advice, and many more connected us with potential leads and partners in their network.

The energy and enthusiasm were palpable in most of these meetings. LTX Fest was a safe space to support and challenge each other to strive for greater excellence, representation, and unity.  Thank you to LTX Fest for organizing an excellent event at an opportune moment in 2020 to learn, connect, and unite together.

Finally, gracias to all my new Latinx connections; we look forward to partnering with you!

 

Missed the conference but want to chat with MoveUp about empowering more of the Latinx population through digital education? Reach out here

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