FASTER FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Just the Facts

Unfortunately we get a lot of email at FASTER.
Please check whether your inquiry may be addressed by one of the frequently asked questions below.


INSPIRE

Speaking requests
Do you want to facilitate a workshop on your technical expertise at FASTERCON or talk about your work in tech (academic and other industry conference material) at a future event?

If interested in speaking at a future FASTER event, email us at contactus@faster-steam.org.


ORGANIZE

Are you Cal or Stanford alumni?
Please learn more about the respective Pilipinx American alumni organizations here:

  • Cal Pilipino American Alumni Chapter
  • Stanford Pilipino American

  • Are you a tech professional working at a large tech company or startup?
    Are you a FilipinX American working in tech? Are you a member of a Filipino American or other affinity employee resource group or want to start one?

    Join FASTER Pros!

    Please fill out this interest form to sign up for more information on existing employee resource groups and to get involved in our various FASTER Pros committees.
    Members of FASTER Pros have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students pursuing tech careers in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley.


    GIVE

    Sponsorships - tech company employee resource groups and official 501(c3) non-profit and young professional groups
    Give back to community through FASTER sponsorships (fiscal and in name). Donate to FASTER here, all proceeds will go toward FASTERCON our mentorship programs. Please email us at contactus@faster-steam.org for more information.

    Job/internship/fellowship/scholarship/startup funding resources, event postings
    Looking to hire interns, young graduates, or other seasoned professionals?
    Please post on our LinkedIn group and Facebook group.

    If you would like to have this included in our quarterly newsletter, please email us at contactus@faster-steam.org. Please send this at least 2 weeks in advance to the deadline of the posting, so we can allot time to schedule to place it in time for release of our quarterly in our newsletter.

    Mentorship Program - Youth outreach requests
    FASTER’s existing program currently serves at the college level, specifically for UC Berkeley and Stanford University undergraduate students.

    Please refer to our calendar of events open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

    We organize an annual conference in October during Filipino American HXStory Month, FASTERCON, where attendance is open to Bay Area / Silicon Valley 4 year undergraduate academic institutions in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM).

    If your school would like to attend, please contact us and indicate your desired cohort attendance (department, PilipinX American undergraduate student group), please email us at contactus@faster-steam.org.

    Other schools (non-UC Berkeley and Stanford) may participate in attending our quarterly G+ webinars regarding 3 areas: software engineering, design, and business development/sales/marketing. Other specialized vertical areas such as biotechnology, energy, will be announced in the future etc. We limit each webinar to 20 students. Registration for these webinars must be done 2 weeks in advance to each webinar. Please visit this page for our webinar calendar.

    Press Inquiries
    All press inquiries can be made directly to contactus@faster-steam.org. Please specify your publication name, email address, phone number, and deadline. You can also sign up for our email list here: