FASTERCON is the annual conference hosted at UC Berkeley by FASTER. Every year, our conference highlights and celebrates the work of leading Filipino American technology professionals making an impact on the tech industry and seeks to strengthen our collective and tech professional network. One of FASTER's main components, education, focuses on cultivating our mentorship program (currently serving UC Berkeley and Stanford students) encouraging more Filipinx Americans to enter tech careers.
We launched a pilot mentorship program with UC Berkeley in 2016. This year we are partnered with both UC Berkeley and Stanford for our mentorship program. Our goal is to provide students interested in the technology industry with mentors (tech professionals) for the upcoming year. It's a great way for students to know more about potential career paths and to make new professional relationships in their network.
FASTER's mission is to create and cultivate a valuable movement of Filipino Americans in the Silicon Valley technology community across a wide range of professions (engineers, designers, managers, scientists, entrepreneurs, etc). In doing so, we strengthen professional ties and networks across the Bay Area and provide a foundation for Filipino American youth to build their careers in the technology industry.
We strive to create an open space for communication and collaboration among like-minded groups of technology professionals, which include Filipino and Asian American employee resource groups, community meetup groups, and nonprofit organizations operating in the industry.
Through our mentorship programs with local universities, we strive to help Filipino American youth achieve their career goals while strengthening the pipeline of new talent for technology companies and startups in the process. Apply to be a mentor here.
We seek to increase visibility and celebrate the contributions of Filipino Americans in tech, those who inspire leadership across professions in the industry.
We seek to centralize our community by gathering, organizing, and making information on Filipino Americans in tech more accessible with an open-source community database of self-identified Filipino Americans in various professions in tech.
Meet the people bringing FASTER to life.
Technical Program Manager, Twitter
President, Cal Pilipino American Alumni Chapter (PAAC)
President, Stanford Pilipino Alumni Network (SPAN)
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