Community Coffee☕| 'Diversity & Inclusion: Being Latinx In Tech'

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Join us for our weekly tech community gathering (with coffee) for updates, best practices, and a way to connect with other local business leaders on what they are doing during this unprecedented time.



Join us just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month for a discussion on ways we can come together as a community and promote equality in all aspects of ours lives. We’re committed to doing our part to build an inclusive community where everyone has an equal opportunity to live a prosperous life, fulfilling life.

We will be discussing "Being Latinx In Tech" and what that actually means. From employee resource groups (ERGs), community and relationship building, and issues the Latinx community faces working within the tech sector. Let's open the lines of communication to begin to strategize to bridge the diversity gap.



Juan Baquero is the General Manager & Owner at Baquero Translations which is one of the top ten Language Service Providers in Latin American and the Caribbean Juan has been passionately involved in the translation business for more than 20 years, I aim at effectively facilitating communication between cultures. He was formerly the General Manager (owner) at Texo SRL, an ATA Certified Translator, Simultaneous Interpreter (ES EN), is SDL Trados Certified, a Certified International-Spanish Language Editor (LITTERAE) and a University Professor.

Maria Landrau, Senior Product Marketing Manager at ADT, has focused her career in the product marketing and product management field focusing in diverse industries including consumer goods, mobile applications and IOT. She has worked at ADT for the last 5 years in bringing the latest in smart home technology to market. She takes great pride being able to deliver products that makes people’s everyday lives safer and more convenient.

Andres Urdaneta, Frontend Developer at Miami Dev Shop and recent Wyncode Academy graduate (2019). He is a creative-oriented and passionate web developer with both front-end and back-end skills committed to add value by making an impact through teamwork collaboration and Agile Methodology. Andres is an avid reader and entrepreneur that believes that reading has helped him become both a Venezuelan Laywer and a Web Developer in the USA. He has won the “Future Leaders of Miami Tech Fellowship 2019” by Knight Foundation and Microsoft to later on found BiscayneDevs.

Abel Hernandez, Product Manager at Codal and General Assembly alum, worked in the TV and Music Industry in Los Angeles as an Audio Engineer for 15 years. After growing frustrated with the lack of new opportunities around the Hollywood studio scene, he began to explore a new career path in web development. In March of 2015, he enrolled in General Assembly's part-time Front-End course, and later that summer decided to change careers and enrolled in the Web Development Immersive Bootcamp. After one month, he received his first job offer as a Front-End and Hybrid mobile app developer for a start-up in the Luxury Transportation space. Towards the end of 2016, he transitioned from Web Development to Product Manager for PrettyLitter and Next Management Partners in Santa Monica. Since the summer of 2017, he has worked remote as a digital nomad in Europe and Asia. For the past 17 months, he has worked full time for a Chicago based Web Development and UX Design agency while living in Palm Beach County, also travelling to train and collaborate with their teams in England and India.


Baquero Translations has providing professional translation and localization services since 2001 which includes English into Spanish for the main and most demanding MLVs and End-Clients. As a company, we have dedicated our 20-year experience to streamline the process of our projects and master the use of technology applied to translation up to such an extent that we have become consultants for both our clients and competitors.

ADT is a purpose-driven company backed by more than 300 offices, 9 monitoring centers, and the largest network of security professionals in the United States. As a leading provider of security, automation, and smart home solutions, ADT helps protect and connect individuals and business customers via professionally installed, do-it-yourself, and digital-based offerings. Innovative partnerships with leading brands and the ADT Go app bring ADT outside the home, because everyone deserves to feel safe.

Miami Dev Shop has a diverse team of industry specialists, creative designers, & software engineers, we have set forward to build tech infrastructure for South Florida Businesses. We wish to build powerful tools to empower our community’s firms, while building long lasting relationships.

Wyncode Academy is an immersive coding bootcamp based in the bustling arts and tech hub of Wynwood, Miami. Each year we teach hundreds of non-coders how to build web apps in 10 weeks. Our accelerated learning program transforms students into competent & confident developers. We nurture relationships with employers who hire students graduating from Wyncode.

Codal is a UX design and development agency with a focus on blending an Agile process with the latest technologies. Based in the heart of Chicago, we have a knack for bringing out the best in every brand that we work with. Our clientele has ranged from small business to enterprise, but our philosophy has always remained the same: to empower brand visibility and deliver the most elegant web and mobile solutions possible.

General Assembly helps transform careers and teams — including more than one third of the Fortune 100 — through dynamic courses in coding, data, design, and business. Today’s complex, global economy requires a skilled workforce that can leverage technology to fuel success. Our pioneering, experiential education includes full-time and part-time courses taught on-campus, online, and on site with companies, giving individuals and teams flexible options for growth and development.


We would like to hear from you and how our members are responding and staying ahead of their business challenges during this time. We will be offering weekly updates with speakers who can help answer your most pressing questions.

We look forward to your participation!

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