TechActivist is a nonprofit organization that works to educate and mobilize populations of people that have faced oppression due to race, ethnicity,or gender. Idalin Bobe the founder of the group started TechActivist saw that technology played a large part in isolating minority groups and from there decided to start doing workshops. Currently, the organization hosts workshops on coding, data analytics, graphic design,politics and many others. TechActivist collects cash donations as well as used laptops or other technology. TechActivist is currently accepting donations for their Tech Warrior Fellowship.
How did we feel before meeting with Idalin?
We had never heard of TechActivist.org before joining Beautiful Social. We were excited to learn about an organization that was brand new to us. When our group was first formed, our project was very vague. We knew that we were going to be working with Idalin on something relating to fundraising. We had done some research and was able to learn more about TechActivist and Idalin. We were excited for this journey to grow and learn throughout the process!
How did we feel after meeting with Idalin?
Not knowing a lot about what exactly our end goal for the project with Idalin would look like, we approached our meeting with her ready for guidance and a little bit more structure. After being provided with the information that we would be developing two slide decks one for a radical audience and one for a more conservative audience we felt more prepared to start the project. Also after speaking with Idalin, we felt more connected with her ideals and values, something that we felt would help us bring more passion to the look of the slide decks.
It was pretty cool to work on a sponsorship deck because we were able to bring the best of us for this project. Since Idalin gave us freedom, the four of us could use our creativity and come up with really interesting ideas. However, we sometimes struggled because we wanted to follow a criteria and not do something that doesn’t match Tech Activist’s mission. Overall, we learned a lot in terms of communication skills and group work. We also feel positive about our work because we met the standard of what the deck should look like for this specific audience.