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.
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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.
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
This year's keynote speaker is serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and tech pioneer, Dado Banatao.
We are excited to reach out to other prominent leaders in STEAM fields to participate in this year’s conference, which also includes professional breakouts for professional members of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and independent tech professionals, a new focus for technical women via Filipinas In Computing (under the Anita Borg Institute), and pursuing careers in tech startup entrepreneurship. Our attendees also include mentees were participate in our annual year-long mentorship program with students interested in pursuing tech careers.
FASTERCON is open to all - students, technology professionals, entrepreneurs and allies and supporters of the Filipino American community in the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. If you are interested in partnering with us for FASTERCON 2017, reach out to us through any of the communication channels below.
Meet the people bringing FASTER to life.
FASTER Co-Founder | National Board President
Co-Editor, O'Reilly Media
President, Cal Pilipino American Alumni Chapter (PAAC)
Board Member, FASTER PROs
Founder, Pilipinos @ Pinterest
International Program Manager, Pinterest
Investor, Hone Capital
Head of Data, STAC-SV
Deal Solutions and Support Specialist, Salesforce
Ph.D. Student @ UC Santa Cruz
Software Engineer Intern, Restvo
Computer Science Student @ SFSU
University of Alaska Anchorage 2017
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