We're launching a pilot mentorship program in partnership with UC Berkeley PASS, PASAE and Cal PAAC. Our goal is to provide students interested in the technology industry with professional mentors for the upcoming semester. It's a great way for students to know more about potential career paths and to make new professional relationships in their network.
FASTERCON is our annual conference which aims to strengthen the network of Filipino American technology professionals in the Bay Area. Last year's conference was held at UC Berkeley on October 9, 2016 in partnership with UCB PASS, PASAE and PAAC. Stay tuned as we organize a bigger and better FASTERCON in 2017!
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 our annual conference focused on highlighting and strengthening the network of Filipino American technology professionals in the Bay Area.
FASTERCON 2016 was held on October 9, 2016 at Anna Head Alumnae Hall in UC Berkeley. The conference agenda included several keynote speeches on the future of Filipino Americans in tech, workshops on entrepreneurship and design, and panel discussions on engineering and professional development for underrepresented communities in the industry. (See detailed agenda below)
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.
Erin Jerri Malonzo Pangilinan
FASTER Co-Founder (Cal '08), Entrepreneur
Carlos Miguel Lasa
FASTER Co-Founder (Cal '16, MIMS)
Technical Program Manager, Twitter
Career Coach (Stanford '04, Haas MBA '10)
Executive Director, Philippine Development Foundation (Cal '00)
Christina Rodriguez Laskowski
President, Science Technology Advisory Council-Silicon Valley (STAC-SV)
Serial Entrepreneur, Former CTO at Citigroup, Co-Founder of Avegant Glyph, 2015 Davos Technology Pioneer (World Economic Forum)
The Private Placement Group, Associate
CEO and Co-Founder, Panalo Solutions
Senior Scientist & Head of Spectometry, AbbVie (Stemcentrx)
Co-Founder, Chariot, Founder, JamOut
CEO and Co-Founder, GIS Planning and ZoomProspector.com
Cal '70, School of Engineering
Director, Video Algorithms, Netflix
Data Scientist, StitchFix
Solutions Engineer, Sift Science (Cal '08, Cognitive Science & Computer Science)
Software Engineer, Google (Android, Bump), FYLPro Fellow
UX Designer & Mentor (Cal '11)
Product Designer (Cal '08)
VR and Marketing Consultant, Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (Cal '91)
Mechanical Design Engineer, HCL Technologies
3D Artist, SF Virtual Reality (SFVR)
This session is focused on the topics of career development and communities of support for underrepresented groups in the technology industry.
Filipino Googler Network
Employee Resource Group, Google
HR Operations, Twitter Inc.
Recruiter, Tesla Motors (Cal '92)
This session will focus on the relationship of the technology industry with the larger Bay Area community in various contexts.
International Project Manager, Pinterest
Managing Director, Plinth Agency
(Desi will present SOMA Pilipinas)
President, Cal Pilipino American Alumni Chapter
Meet the people bringing FASTER to life.
FASTER Co-Founder, Entrepreneur
Technical Program Manager, Twitter
Cal Pilipino American Alumni Chapter (PAAC) President
Career Coach, UC Berkeley Haas MBA
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