|9:00 AM - 10:00 AM||Registration & Light Breakfast||Coffee Traders||GDC Atrium|
|10:00 AM - 11:00 AM||Keynote Speaker||Brandon “AK” Akpunku||GDC 2.216|
|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Workshops Session #1||Steven Natera, Crystle Johnson, Google||GDC 1.304, 2.210, 4.302|
|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM||Roundtable Discussions & Lunch||Torchy's Tacos||GDC Atrium|
|1:00 PM - 2:00 PM||Workshops Session #2||Disney, Indeed, Tableau||GDC 1.406, 4.304, 6.302|
|2:00 PM - 3:00 PM||Networking Session||Sponsors and Speakers||GDC Atrium|
|3:00 PM - 4:00 PM||Diversity Panel||Crystle Johnson, Disney, Indeed||GDC 2.216|
|4:00 PM||Closing Remarks||Div Day Committee||GDC 2.216|
Brandon “AK” Akpunku is the founder & host of The One 3rd, a podcast that allows diverse voices to share their experiences as business-minded creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Shining a light on the authentic journeys of challenges and triumphs, the podcast works to provide a platform that changes the narrative of diversity and inclusion one story at a time.
AK is a former pro athlete, that has transitioned into the tech ecosystem in Austin. By way of Dallas, his passion for challenging perspectives and seeking representation for those typically left out of the conversation has helped him build communities such as Young Black Austin.
|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Steven Natera||Navigating a Career Switch into Tech||GDC 1.406|
|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Crystle Johnson||Brand Yourself||GDC 4.304|
|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Unconscious Bias Workshop||GDC 6.302|
|1:00 PM - 2:00 PM||Disney||Create the Tech Behind the Magic||GDC 1.406|
|1:00 PM - 2:00 PM||Indeed||Owning Your Mental Health: Navigating the Transition from College to Career||GDC 4.304|
|1:00 PM - 2:00 PM||Tableau||Professionalism in the Workforce||GDC 6.302|
Our networking session follows the style of a career fair. Company sponsors will set up tables, and you are free to walk around and talk to them about internship/full-time opportunities or any general questions. In addition, this is a great time to meet new people and build your network.
The Diversity Panel will have a moderator, and they will ask questions to our panelists about their struggles and experiences in the workforce. Afterwards, we will open up the floor for questions from the audience. Our panel will feature employes from Disney and Indeed, and Crystle Johnson, who currently works in Diversity, Inclusion, and CSR at EA!
Hello, I am a 4th-year computer science major at UT Austin with a minor in Entrepreneurship. After graduation, I will be a software engineer at Rev.com. Also, I actively participate in Div Day, HACS, SHPE, and the Texas Running Club.
Assistant Director, HACS Rep
I'm a 3rd year computer science major with a focus on diversity and inclusion. I love politics, history, coding, health, and technology. I am super passionate about getting more POC out into the tech industry as well as LGBTQ+ individuals!
I am a 4th year Computer Science major that's passionate about using technology to help people around the world. I am currently interested in the areas of machine learning, mobile development, and web development.
Hello, I am a 3rd-year computational biology major at UT Austin with an elements in computing certificate. I am currently the outreach officer in HACS, Vice President of the Terry Student Scholar Association and an active member in ABCS and Texas Orange Jackets.
I am a third-year Computer Science major here at the University of Texas at Austin. I was born in Honolulu, HI, but I went to high school in Dallas, TX. I love basketball and sports in general, so you can often catch me at Gregory Gymnasium on the court or in the weight room.
My name is Kenji Nakachi and I'm a first year Computer Science major at UT. I was born and raised in Kyle, Texas and I love to play basketball
4th year Computer Science major at UT Austin. I am passionate about STEM outreach, love being active and playing sports, and improving on my coding skills.
Div Day is a one day conference held in the GDC on February 15th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM to help empower historically marginalized communities interested in STEM. Div Day will have panels, a keynote speaker, and workshops to talk about topics such as managing a career shift and branding yourself. We aim to create an inclusive space to have conversations concerning prevalent issues in STEM for minority groups. There will be free food, swag, and companies like Disney, Google, and Indeed, making it a great networking opportunity. Check out our Facebook page and event for more information!
Where: Gates Dell Complex 2317 Speedway Austin, TX 78712
When: February 15th, 2020