ABOUT US

Making Tech and Design More Diverse and Inclusive

Our Mission

The mission is simple: To make tech more diverse and inclusive by supporting diverse career seekers and promoting inclusive practices for technologists and designers.

Inclusive and ethical topics are still niche in tech and design fields. We hope inclusive and ethical practices will become standard one day in the future. That's why Rita Creative Lab targets tech and design beginners - the future.

There is a gap in tech and design education when it comes to inclusion and ethics. We're hoping to make strides in closing this gap by offering tech and design beginners a way to learn and practice inclusive and ethical methods. Along the way, members can count on the support of our community.

About the Lab

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Community

Rita Creative Lab will connect you to an engaging Discord community where you can meet other aspiring technologists and designers, participate in seminar conversations, join free events, collaborate with your project group members, and get all the support you need as pursue a career in tech and design.

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Seminars

Learn inclusive practices in tech and design through 2-3 hour seminars held every month. Seminars will cover a wide range of topics including inclusive thinking, accessibility, diversity, equity and other related topics needed to be successful when implementing inclusive methods as a technologist or designer.

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Events

At Rita Creative Lab, we host 1-2 free events every month. Join us for our feature free event series, RCL Talks, hosted on Discord. Learn from our amazing guest speakers, experienced technologists and designers who have successfully come up in tech and design through diverse tech and design careers.

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Resources

At Rita Creative Lab, you will be exposed to a wealth of information that focus on inclusive practices, accessibility, and diversity that we hope will help you come up in tech and design. We share new resources multiple times a month so make sure to check back for updates frequently.

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Radio

We can't accomplish our goals without being properly motivated with the help of an upbeat playlist. Every single week we drop a brand new playlist via our exclusive audio experience, Rita Radio. Tune in every single Monday morning to catch our latest playlist.

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Meet Miguel

Hi, I'm Miguel! I'm a Tech & Design Strategist, Tech & Design Educator, and entrepreneur from New York City.

I'm currently the Director of Design at Heady. I'm also a instructor having taught at General Assembly and CareerFoundry. I currently teach a Design Business course at CUNY.

I'm incredibly passionate about diversity and inclusion as well as teaching. These two passions have led me to Rita Creative Lab. Thanks for being here. Nice to meet you :).