Tahoe Dreamin' 2018 Recap!

What do you get when you combine snow, Salesforce and giving back to the community?

TAHOE DREAMIN’ of course!

 

Now IT Matters and Dazeworks representatives at Tahoe Dreamin'! 

Now IT Matters and Dazeworks representatives at Tahoe Dreamin'! 

The 3rd annual Tahoe Dreamin’ commenced on January 19th – 20th at the beautiful Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Dreamin’,  like many regional events, is an intimate event that offers an opportunity to get to know the Salesforce #Ohana and stresses the importance of giving back. 

NiM’s Reilly Ellis, Tim Lockie, Shonnah Hughes, and Angela Mahoney were in attendance this year and were impressed with the event. Reilly really appreciated the value the Salesforce #Ohana places on openly discuss social justices and how they relate to tech. She especially appreciated the conversation on equity vs. equality. This was a good reminder to be intentional with how equitable our tech is in terms of creation, use, and intended effect.

 

The dialogue back and forth with the audience was really good and showcased that there are a lot of people who are willing and interested to help with this issue and that we are all in different places in our learning/understanding of the issues, problems, how to solve them. There’s no one right way and, once again, I was grateful that are community is digging into this complex, important issue. – Reilly Ellis

The “Women in Tech and Male Allies” panel was hosted by Amy Oplinger and NiM representatives Angela Mahoney and Tim Lockie. The panel highlighted the challenges facing women in tech and provided tangible action items for men who want to be allies for women in tech.

Angela, Tim, and Amy on the Allies Panel!

Angela, Tim, and Amy on the Allies Panel!

The Salesforce #Ohana community continues to be unlike anything we’ve ever seen. It’s a group of people who are dedicated to making a difference through their work. They speak out on injustices and come up with action plans on how to tackle them. We're so proud to be part of this #Ohana!