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

Transgender in Tech: Past, Present, Future

Sunday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom E
Austin Convention Center

This panel brings together three figures who have helped make history advancing transgender inclusion in tech spaces. Meghan Stabler, senior director CA Technologies, helped open the industry to trans people through her work with the Human Rights Campaign and was Working Mother Magazine's 2014 Working Mother of the Year. Brielle Harrison, a user interface engineer at Facebook, helped create and implement that platform's industry-leading custom gender options. Dr. Kortney Ziegler envisioned and built Trans*H4CK, a hackathon and speaker series that spotlights transgender created tech and entrepreneurship. Allyson Robinson, Vice President for Knowledge and Impact at the LGBT Technology Partnership in Washington, D.C. and a transgender pioneer in her own right, will facilitate a conversation among these trailblazers about the trajectory of transgender inclusion in tech and what it might mean for the future of diversity in the industry.


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Allyson Dylan Robinson

VP, Knowledge & Impact

LGBT Technology Partnership and Institute

A nationally respected, award winning social entrepreneur and movement strategist, Allyson Dylan Robinson has built a career advising and leading organizations on the vanguard of social change. She...

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Brielle Harrison

Sr Software Engineer


Brielle is a self-taught software engineer who has worked for a number of software companies including Google, Netflix and now Facebook. She is also a transgender woman. Brie embraced her gender an...

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Kortney Ziegler



Kortney Ryan Ziegler is an award winning artist, writer, and the first person to hold the Ph.D. of African American Studies from Northwestern University. He is the founder of Trans*H4CK, a hackatho...

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Meghan Stabler

Sr Dir & Advisor

CA Technologies

An accomplished technology executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, marketer and communicator, Meghan Stabler focuses on bringing ingenious programs and solutions to market. She i...

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