Engineering Conference partners with Milk and Cookies Music Festival for 2022
Render Atlanta is a black-owned software engineering conference and is the largest in the Southeast region. Its mission is to create a space for education, culture and inclusion in the engineering industry so that the talents of minorities have the opportunity to be recognized.
The motto of the conference is to stay true to “Atlanta Southern Hospitality with all the food, sweet tea, and vibes you could possibly have ‘over the three day experience. The conference includes educational panels, guest speakers and interactive workshops.
CEO and founder Justin Samuels is an engineer by training. He is also a senior engineer at MailChimp. Before even starting to work there two years ago, he had the idea of ââstarting his own conference.
“I always had this idea of ââdoing this conference, because I’m sick of always having to go to the east coast, that is to say go to places like Boston or NYC or go to the west coast. , like Oakland, San Francisco, or even Seattle just to hear some great tech talk, âSamuels said.
Samuels sees Atlanta as a neglected hub for aspiring engineers.
âWe have a ton of HBCUS and a ton of talent here across town from all of our colleges such as Georgia Tech, Morehouse, Spelman, Clark, GSU,â Samuels said. âIt makes perfect sense that companies can come here, tap into our untapped talent pool and also be truly welcomed from the south. “
In Samuel’s opinion, RenderATL is an engineering-focused technology conference. This allows people to come and discover the technology but also the engineering that makes it work.
Samuels began developing the conference in the spring of 2019. The coronavirus pandemic was an obstacle he had to overcome to bring his dream from concept to reality. At the first RenderATL conference in September, there was COVID-19[feminineprÃ©cautions pour assurer la sÃ©curitÃ© du personnel et des participants.
Croyez-le ou non, l’autre obstacle Ã©tait en fait de vendre Atlanta en tant que centre respectable de l’ingÃ©nierie Â», a dÃ©clarÃ© Samuels. Â«Â Beaucoup de gens ne nous ont jamais vus qu’Ã la lumiÃ¨re du hip hop ou de la mode, mais mon objectif Ã©tait en fait de faire en sorte que les gens respectent Ã©galement nos prouesses d’ingÃ©nierie.Â Â»
La confÃ©rence de 2021 a rÃ©uni plus de 300 participants Ã The Gathering Spot, oÃ¹ l’Ã©vÃ©nement a eu lieu. La confÃ©rence de 2022 en juin sera encore plus importante.
Â«Â Nous aurons plus de 1Â 000Â ingÃ©nieurs iciÂ Â», a dÃ©clarÃ© Samuels. Â«Â Et nous nous sommes Ã©galement associÃ©s au Milk and Cookies, un festival de musique ici, de sorte que les gens bÃ©nÃ©ficient dÃ©sormais de trois jours de ces ateliers et confÃ©rences sur l’ingÃ©nierie, mais le quatriÃ¨me jour, nous leur donnons dÃ©sormais un accÃ¨s gratuit au Milk and Cookies. FÃªte de la musique des biscuits. De cette faÃ§on maintenant pour obtenir le vrai aspect de la culture.
Samuels a Ã©tÃ© inspirÃ© pour combiner RenderATL avec Milk and Cookies en raison de la relation Ã©troite entre la musique et la technologie.
“Beaucoup de gens dans la musique souhaitent pouvoir faire des choses sympas qu’ils voient faire des gens de la technologie, comme crÃ©er des applications mobiles ou comprendre comment faire des ventes en ligne”, a dÃ©clarÃ© Samuels. “Mais alors de notre cÃ´tÃ©, [engineers] really love musicians. I mean, I can’t name an engineer who doesn’t have Spotify or Apple Music open all day and code and everywhere.