Founder, TechActivist.OrgShe/ Her
Idalin Bobé is the founder of TechActivist.Org, a grassroots organization providing free technical training and political education workshops to working-class youth, activists, and disruptors interested in using technology for social good. She is also a founding member of TechIntersections.Org, an affordable conference that takes place in Oakland, CA, for the womxn of color most underrepresented in tech to come together and learn from each other’s successes, challenges, and experiences. Coming from a poor Afro-Latinx community in North Philadelphia, PA, Idalin witnessed firsthand how the people most impacted by social ills were and still are on the losing side of the digital, educational, and economic divide. That understanding led her to dedicate herself to work directly with organizations that are focused on social change and are part of the communities they serve. Through her tech literacy programs, Idalin provides hands-on workshops introducing communities to digital media tools, digital security, open-source, web development, and emerging technology like virtual reality.