2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Latinos: Get Your Voice into Product Development

Monday, March 16
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom F
Austin Convention Center

For Latinos working in technology, we did not need Google and Apple to release diversity numbers for us to understand we are vastly underrepresented. While tech is not the easiest field to be a Latino, it is an important field for us as a community to make traction in.

We know that technology companies need our unique perspective as Latinos to tap into our large and growing consumer base. However, in a field with so few of us it is easy to quickly lose this perspective.

In this session, we will discuss how our panelists were able to get their voices heard into product design, development, and marketing. We will also discuss how they use their Latino voices to make products better and more successful.

We will close the session with tips from the panelists on how they have retained their unique voice and open the floor for questions from the audience.


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Alberto Vargas Talavera

Prod Mgr

Phunware Inc

Alberto Vargas Talavera is a Senior Product Manager for mobile development at Phunware. Alberto has over 15 years experience helping technology startups design and create software products that cus...

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Becky Trevino

Sr Dir

Rackspace Hosting

Becky Trevino is the Director for Cloud Support and Community at Rackspace. In this role, she is managing the third largest cloud footprint in the world. Prior to running Rackspace's Managed Infras...

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Karen Siles

Staff Software Engineer

IBM Cloud

Karen is a Staff Software Engineer at IBM. Karen has recently joined the Cloud Infrastructure Services with GTS at IBM . Karen's focus is Infrastructure as a Service(IaaS) on top of SoftLayer. Her ...

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